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Part 3(b) – My Recovery Continues

Part 3(b) – My Recovery Continues

When I went back to work after my first depressive episode I decided I wanted to educate colleagues on what happened to me – so I started telling my story in open sessions – I soon realised that I was never the only one in the room with a story to tell – and people...

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Part 3(a) – The First Steps to Recovery

Part 3(a) – The First Steps to Recovery

I realise that Part 3 is too long for a single Blog so I am splitting it into 2 When I first saw my doctor she prescribed antidepressants.  They don't work for everyone, but for me they were a vital first step to recovery. They got me to a point where I could...

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My story – Day 2 – My Darkest Days

My story – Day 2 – My Darkest Days

Yesterday, Part 1 of my story ended with me waking up in tears. It was so difficult just getting out of bed. Eventually, I managed to get an emergency appointment with my doctor who immediately diagnosed Depression. She suggested a complete break from work for at...

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Part 1 – before my breakdown

Part 1 – before my breakdown

I am Glen and I had my first breakdown in October 2008.  As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, this is my story in 3 parts. So who was I before my breakdown?  Open and generally optimistic, I was fortunate that I enjoyed my Monday mornings as much as my...

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CIWEM Partners with The Workplace Wellbeing Academy

CIWEM Partners with The Workplace Wellbeing Academy

It is no secret that wellbeing is high on the agenda. All industries, all walks of life are navigating one of the most volatile and uncertain periods in history. Add to that we are all trying to negate our own personal negative impact on the environment...

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