Alex James interview – A Year On

Development Worker Sanjeev Mann has a chat with Alex James about all things music, current releases, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, plans for the future as well as aims as a musician.

Mental health, Jamie Hale (part 2)

Planning my day for good mental wellbeing. In yesterday’s blog I talked about having struggled with depression and adapting to disability, and how I slowly got on top of, and overcame, aspects of it. This article is less about mental illness, and more about mental health – because we’ve all got that. If I want […]

Mental health, Jamie Hale (part 1)

Mental and emotional health are something we all have – and something we all need to look after, protect, and develop. Whether you’ve got what is defined as a ‘mental illness’ or not, you’ve still got your mental health. I am currently in therapy. I get support from an organisation called London Accessible Independent Psychotherapy […]

Emotional Respite with Helen Rutherford

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Emotional Respite is a counselling service founded by Helen Rutherford back in 2014. The service offers specialist support for those affected with disabilities, with a focus on empathetic understanding of illness related issues. In the following interview Helen discusses Emotional Respite, the importance of mental health and working with a disability. If you have any […]

Mental health, Ryan Dack.

Before we get started. I want to make it clear that things improved – I got “better”. Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of and we should normalise talking about it. Here’s my story. My struggles with mental health started midway through college. In 2011 I was heading back from a day trip to […]

My Health

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Bobby Shearer is back for even deeper dive into the things he needs to do to stay healthy, after talking about life with a trache last summer.

Rob’s Gardening Guide – Fermentation

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The benefits of fermented probiotic foods are many. There are a wide range of vitamins and minerals in the foods that we can eat but only a limited amount of them are accessible, fermentation can help your body to absorb a lot more of these nutrients.

Getting used to living with a tracheostomy

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BY BOBBY SHEARER So far my health during my life with Duchenne has been pretty dope. I’ve never had any real problems apart from the obvious. That changed a bit early last year when I had a bad chest infection, where I had to have a trache fitted. A trache (or tracheostomy) is a small […]