CREATE: My Pandemic Story – Sam

It has been over a year since lockdown began and it has pretty much been the same sort of thing every
day. The same rooms and walls we have all grown to get used to during the pandemic. Throughout
lockdown I’ve been in the same home with the same people, experiencing many stages of the pandemic
together. We are now on the verge of exiting lockdown but here is my lockdown story.

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

Woman facing forward with bookshelves in the background.

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 […]

Research, I love you

Meet our new researcher, Suzanne. Her first research blog introduces our upcoming research on transition to adulthood for people with DMD.

University of Adaptation

Female Doctor Hayleigh Barclay with light brown hair and blue eyes, dressed smart and smiling with black and white tint.

BY HAYLEIGH BARCLAY This time five years ago I was in the middle of writing my proposal to be accepted onto the Doctorate program at the University of Glasgow. I decided to undertake the Creative Writing course after completing a BA and MA in subjects specialising in writing, directing, and producing for TV and film […]

Adaptive Air Rifle Shooting – An Interview with Josh Wintersgill

Man wearing red, white and blue sat in a powerchair with a rifle. View from behind.

Air Rifle shooter and entrepreneur, Josh Wintersgill, has his own business and has been shooting for several years. The following interview gives us a brief introduction to the sport of Air Rifle shooting and Easy Travel Seat – a business that Josh built from the ground up! You can find out more about Adaptive Air […]

My Health

Chest diagram on dark blue background with bright orange lungs.

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.

Lovible

lots of packets of love heart sweets

Hayleigh is back with another guide on how to make the most of occasions in lockdown. This time it’s Valentine’s!