Tag Archives: Mental health

Our #MatExp #NHSChangeDay campaign goes live … closely watched by Simon Stevens, NHS CEO ;-)

Whose Shoes? is a concept that gets people from all perspectives discussing important issues together as equals, regardless of roles or hierarchies. Mums, professionals, reception team all discussing #matexp together @TeamMidwife @WhoseShoes pic.twitter.com/Vw5yzmKour — ✨ Kath Evans ✨ (@KathEvans2) February 5, … Continue reading

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The power of stories… and really listening…

Through the blog series, I get the chance to post some amazing stories – flagging up the realities (good and bad) of passionate people who are involved in the health and social care systems. I use the plural deliberately as … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alison Cameron | Patient leader & active citizen – Part 2

On Monday, I posted Part 1 of Alison Cameron’s astonishing story. It has been a ‘best seller’ …… I will post part 2 here, but then will re-visit shortly as these powerful blogposts have raised a LOT of issues about … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alison Cameron| Patient leader & active citizen. An inspiration… – Part 1

A short while ago I met an extraordinary person. Alison Cameron has had a big impact on my life and thinking. We are looking forward to running Whose Shoes? sessions together. This is indeed ‘Making It Real’. I met Alison online … Continue reading

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“No more throw away people”

Well, it has been quite a week. And it is only Thursday morning 😉 On Monday, I had a long conversation with someone living with young onset dementia. It is amazing how living with a terminal illness sharpens the issues. I … Continue reading

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Technology and Brain-Friendly Learning – Making It Real!

It is all too easy to get lost in “process”. As a creative type, I go to extraordinary lengths to avoid processy things. Indeed the fact that I am blogging now rather than completing my tax return – after all, there … Continue reading

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Care funding? ..You want me to pay HOW much? | In the shoes of… Gill’s Mum

Some of you will know that my 90 year old Mum ventured into the occasional blogwriting moment last year and was genuinely surprised when people actually seemed interested in her views! This says a lot about how older people perceive … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Neil Mapes | Director | Dementia Adventure CIC

Happy New Year everybody. #DementiaChallengers are on a roll for 2013, determined to speed up the pace of positive change for people living with dementia and their carers and improve quality of life. And what a refreshing start to the … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Toby Williamson | Head of Development & Later Life | Mental Health Foundation

I was delighted to meet Toby Willimson at the recent Dementia Congress in Brighton. He unsuspectingly sat down next to me at the Awards dinner and we got chatting… as you do. And, as soon as he turned out to … Continue reading

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A hot, hot, hot potato… Dementia screening. Coming to a GP surgery near you…

One of the key purposes of this blog is to to give a voice to different perspectives and encourage constructive debate. Hopefully, by flagging things up in an accessible way,  we can help switch the focus a bit from debating … Continue reading

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