Our Time to Step Up

Our Time to Step Up

31st August 2020 Dear Diary These are unprecedented and unpredictable times. COVID-19 and its implications (e.g. lockdown and government restrictions) have been disabling in so many ways, for individuals, communities and businesses.  We are collectively learning to...
Us Up North

Us Up North

26th July, 2020 Dear Diary I find this skit about Northerners travelling around London really funny.  However, joking apart, us Northerners’ are so much more than talkative and friendly.  We are innovative, creative, dare think out of the box, are able...
When Two Worlds Potentially Collide

When Two Worlds Potentially Collide

21st June, 2020 Dear Diary A couple of weeks ago I was invited to write a post for the National Institute for Health and Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC).  The purpose was to highlight how PSTRC support my...
I Forgot to Mention …

I Forgot to Mention …

31st May, 2020 Dear Diary During the past few weeks I been so pre-occupied with my personal observations of Covid-19, that I have forgotten to update you on recent developments, associated with my work. Just to remind you, I have specialised in suicide bereavement...
Reflecting on my Organisation During Lockdown

Reflecting on my Organisation During Lockdown

Dear Diary 10th May, 2020 “I get knocked down. But I get up again.You’re never going to keep me down.” Chumbawanba The above lyrics are my mantra for this difficult and uncertain time. Granted the rest of the words in the song might not be appropriate! ...