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About Me

This blog makes the most sense if you know a few things about me, which are here:

I’ve been working in frontline mental health services in the UK for over 15 years, around 12 months ago some traumatic memories I didn’t know existed surfaced without warning. As I processed that trauma, I found I had no words for what was happening to me and that mental health services in the UK were not equipped to help me. I realised that if I couldn’t describe or understand the process I was going through, a lot of other people wouldn’t be able to either. I finally understood that the people I met with severe mental health problems were traumatised people who at one point had been like me, but hadn’t known what was happening to them and there had been no one around who could explain to them either. I realised that if more people had the knowledge and understanding of trauma, if that was part of our conversation in the way that other human experiences are, then those people wouldn’t have had to suffer. And that is why I started this blog, so read it and tell people about it (please).

All views are my own and not of my employer.

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