Hi Debra, As a mental health nursing student, I do buy into the "Stress/Vulnerability" model of mental "illness". It makes a lot of sense to me. We all have our point where the stress of life becomes too much. What I like about this model is that it teaches us that the stress needn't be one "big" or...
Brilliant Juggler!

Especially points 3 & 5

Thanks for taking the time to post that.
Thanks Bowlingbun! Even today my dad is still talking about Malta in September, so hopefully it will happen!

Pet - Yes, the sea can be very blue and crystal clear, especially around Comino island. Like paradise... is paradise!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)
Hi guy's, I was a bit saddened at something recently and thought I'd reflect on it here. For reasons of confidentiality I have to keep this pretty vague. If I was more specific it would help you guys understand the given situation, but alas I can't be.... I was party to a discussion about whether or...
Thanks for all your kind words. Actually Bowlingbun, my dad wants us to go to Malta when my course finishes in September. Malta is a special place as my mum and dad lived out there for a bit. This is probably the first year in a while my dad's health would allow such a trip. No doubt, it will bring ...
Hello Dave, I did a Diploma in CBT. I had become interested in CBT after using it on myself to help with my social anxiety when I was a teenager and in my early 20s. I'm soon to qualify as a mental health nurse and would like to go back into some more CBT training and perhaps specialise in it down t...
Thanks for this. Deadline to participate is now 31 July 2016
Hi Pet, Just been catching up with this. I've read the early pages and the last few pages to get a feel of things. I'm probably picking up on something you've already processed and moved on from. The bit about staff thinking you are looking out for any incompetence. Whether you are, or you are not I...
Dear All Much progress made today. University have given me a new deadline for my dissertation. September, and I won't lose any marks on it. To refresh you, my dissertation is based on my mum, who I lost 4-weeks ago, so it's a massive deal to get the extra time, both in terms of my overall degree re...
You guy's are awesome. I'm speechless. This weekend I'm doing back to back 12.5hrs shifts on placement. I want to reply properly but that will have to be on Monday. I'll post back and also thank you individually. Bowlingbun - The comment about 'touches your very soul' almost made me cry, in a good w...