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Today I got some diagnoses..

So, my specific learning difficulties assessment report came back today. The report is long and confusing but after analysing, I feel somewhat more reassured. The report states that I scored well below average in many areas apart from literacy and reading and particularly struggled with memory and concentration. I got 3 diagnoses. Developmental Co-ordination Disorder… Continue reading Today I got some diagnoses..

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Specific Learning Difficulties Assessment

Today I had a 4 hour SpLD assessment (specific learning difficulties). The term ‘Specific Learning Difficulty’ (SpLD) is a term that refers to a difference or difficulty with particular aspects of learning. The most common SpLDs are dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. An individual may have one of these independently or they… Continue reading Specific Learning Difficulties Assessment

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Spotting the First Signs of an Eating Disorder

This week the UK’s eating disorder charity BEAT has released a poster that educates the first signs of an eating disorder. There are a range of eating disorders and these do display different symptoms, however there are some general signs that could signal a problem. The TOP 3 Early Signs of an Eating Disorder: Food… Continue reading Spotting the First Signs of an Eating Disorder

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The stigma of Mental Health Problems and Antidepressants

Antidepressants. The one thing in the world that nobody wants to talk about, or admit that they are on. The one thing that everyone thinks does more harm than good. The one thing that people say shouldn’t be used. The majority of the population believe that antidepressants cause more harm than good in treating mental… Continue reading The stigma of Mental Health Problems and Antidepressants

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I’ve been nominated for a National Diversity Award

I’ve been recently nominated for a national diversity award in the Positive Role Model category for Disability. The National Diversity Awards – a prestigious black tie event, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work. Charities, role models… Continue reading I’ve been nominated for a National Diversity Award

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The lack of mental health care available…

It’s an obvious fact that mental health treatment is underfunded in the UK, but the true extent of this under funding has only become more apparent to me in the last couple of weeks. My mental health has turned downhill gradually over the year and more so in the last few months that I’ve needed… Continue reading The lack of mental health care available…

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Depression Sanctuary

Depression Sanctuary is an organisation located in the USA. It offers free services to everyone suffering with mental health problems. It is your safe place, where you can find resources, help and comfort. It’s a place where you can find people in the same situation, and people that understand what you’re going through. All their… Continue reading Depression Sanctuary