‘Who Cares?’ – Sanjeev talks care agency pros & cons

My name is Sanjeev and I am a journalist, producer, and development worker for Pathfinders, with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Like many with a neuromuscular condition, I rely on other people like carers, personal assistants, family, and friends to go about my regular day whether going out or staying in, as well as for personal care. […]

‘Who Cares?’ A care & support series

In the next few months development worker, Sanjeev and guests will be sharing their thoughts and opinions in a series of articles about all things care-related. The articles will cover a range of topics around care and support as well including overviews, guidelines pros and cons and guest posts. Areas include: How to get care […]

‘Who cares?’ Sanjeev talks top tips for organising care

As someone living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or anyone with a muscle-weakening condition, care is vital to our day-to-day lives. From getting ready in the morning to going out with friends and going to work, you need to make sure your care is organised and correct for you! It can be difficult and tiring to […]

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.