Blog: Back to work...but not for long →
This week was the big one. On Monday my GP signed me back on to be fit for work, with the stipulation that I engage in a phased return. On Wednesday morning, I had a teleconference with my line manager and he asked me to submit a proposal for a return to work plan which will see me gradually build up my hours over the next 8 weeks until I return full time in the week commencing 23rd April....
Blog: For The Win →
I feel like a great weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Actually make that a massive weight, maybe even an Olympic sized weight. After all the anxiety, fears, mood swings, manic and depressive episodes, there is now an ever growing light at the end of what has seemingly been a very long tunnel. I have been made redundant and, boy, am I ever pleased about it.
Blog: Publicising The Cause →
Over the weekend, I had cause to get angry on Twitter. On Saturday night, there was a bit of a slanging match between Stan Collymore and Jon Gaunt, one a former footballer, the other a “social commentator”. I follow both, so was privy to the whole conversation, the details of which are not really relevant to this blog post. What is important is that it led to a heated discussion...
Blog: Falklands Sovereignty - Imperialism,... →
Didn’t think I’d be writing another post so soon about the Falklands but there you go. For the last couple of days, I’ve been sparring with someone on Twitter about the sovereignty dispute. There has been lots of debate on the internet, as you would expect, and the words “imperialism” and “colonialism” have appeared on more than one occasion to describe...
Blog: Britain MUST Take A Stand On The Falklands →
Not a post about depression. This one is from my other blog, where I like to rant, and is my view of the history and current sovereignty dispute raging over the Falkland Islands.
Blog: Occupational Bollocks →
I’m feeling quite bullish this evening, largely as a result of my employer’s occupational health people. I’ve never had dealings with OH at any other company, so I can only speak from my current experience, but I have to say that OH is a total fucking waste of time and money, at least insofar as dealing with employees suffering from mental illness. I’ll say that again - a...
The Thick Of It →
One of the funniest comedies of the last 20 years. Political satire at its very sharpest.
Blog: Today's The Day →
New blog post about my new medication and how I’ve been feeling…
28 ways to make meetings more interesting 1. Discreetly clasp hold of...– And 25 more: 28 ways to make meetings more interesting » The Guardian (via iateabee) I haven’t had to sit in boring meetings since I left my mind-numbing job two years ago, but I would have loved to give these a whirl. Numbers 10, 11, and 18 are especially good. (via chels)
Norfolk - Say Yes To Faster Broadband →
Any Norfolk based people, please sign up to the above so that we can get investment in better broadband infrastructure across the county. Thank you. :)
Legends Cafe , Swaffham, Norfolk PE37 7AB, UK http://m.google.co.uk/u/m/di9NKx Awesome breakfast :-)
The Sticky Bun 01362 697593 5 Nunn’s Way, East Dereham, Dereham NR19 2AN http://m.google.co.uk/u/m/QCszd2 Awesome cafe in East Dereham…food, service and atmosphere all outstanding :-)
Blog: Progress? →
New blog post on my Dr’s appointment today…
Blog: Fickle Friendship →
New blog post on friendship…
Please sign this petition to ensure ALL armed forces veterans receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal https://t.co/2GVFmZ3Q — grizzlybaz (@grizzlybaz)
Blog: In defence of yesterday's post... →
My response to some of the reaction to the story yesterday on @badlydrawnroy’s sacking, allegedly for being depressed.
I’m learning to walk again Can’t you see I’ve waited long...– Walk by Foo Fighters, from the album Wasting Light
Blog: Like it or not, depression IS an illness... →
New post on my main blog about employers needing to understand depression.
If something’s broken you fix it, so why is it that because I have a...– Tweeted by a good friend of mine, Sophie, on 16 Jan 2012
I know it seems like I’m this strong person who can get though anything,...– Unknown but it sums up how I feel sometimes.
Blog - Another Guest Post →
Another guest post on the main Surviving Depression blog. I’m proud to share another guest poster’s experience of depression with you all.
I didn’t know my mother had it. I think a lot of women don’t know...– Marie Osmond
A great thing about twitter is how honest, brave and inspirational some folk are...– Tweeted by Ian (@Bagpusspostgate) on Sat Jan 14th 2012
Surviving Depression Blog →
New post on how I am feeling positive at the moment…
Mental Health Awareness Week
Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are NOT a sign of weakness. They are signs of having tried to remain strong for way too long. Would you post this on your wall, at least for one day? It’s Mental Health Awareness week. Did you know that 1 in each 3 of us will go through this at some point in our lives? Share the support! Let those who struggle know they’re not alone.
A lot of people don’t realize that depression is an illness. I don’t...– American musician, Jonathan Davis