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by Randomswirls
Thu May 29, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Shared activities between pts & staff
Replies: 5
Views: 2813

Re: Shared activities between pts & staff

What about looking at things like recovery colleges? I run a mindfulness group with a facilitator/staff member (OT and now a psychologist) and my role is facilitator/service user. We had service users, carers and staff attending and it worked really well with everyone getting something from it and i...
by Randomswirls
Thu May 29, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applicants with disabilities
Replies: 36
Views: 16742

Re: Applicants with disabilities

Not about ticking the disability box but I wonder if access to work could help? I know in some cases they provide taxis to get to and from work?
by Randomswirls
Mon May 19, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychology with a bipolar diagnosis...possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 4098

Re: Clinical Psychology with a bipolar diagnosis...possible?

As I say people tend to react really positively to me. At work I'm very open about my experiences whilst at home I'm far less open so when it comes to being open do it at a level your comfortable with as once shared it can never be taken back. Other people worth reading up on include: Rachel Perkins...
by Randomswirls
Fri May 16, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychology with a bipolar diagnosis...possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 4098

Re: Clinical Psychology with a bipolar diagnosis...possible?

Hi I have the same diagnosis and am open about it at work as I'm a peer support worker so use my experiences to help others. My grades definately suffered as like you at undergrad I wasn't diagnosed and whilst I was doing my masters I was in and out of hospital that said I got a 2:1 and I passed my ...
by Randomswirls
Wed May 14, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Service User Involvement Paper
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: Service User Involvement Paper

What about looking up Rachel Perkins or Pat Deegan

Have you looked at NSUN aka National Service User Network as they publish articles?

What part of service user involvement are you interested in?
by Randomswirls
Tue May 13, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MA Nursing (Mental Health) at Salford University
Replies: 4
Views: 3069

Re: MA Nursing (Mental Health) at Salford University

At one point I looked at studying nursing down in London and I was eligible to do a two year very intensive course with a psychology degree this was just one of the universities I looked at - http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgradu ... te-diploma
by Randomswirls
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: "Lived experience of mental health"
Replies: 13
Views: 8621

Re: "Lived experience of mental health"

The jobs that I do Peer Support Work and Peer Training mean that it is essential to have lived experience of Mental Health to do the job. I think the fact it is seen as a desirable characteristic is a really positive step forwards and I think it is indicitive of the move towards increasing levels of...
by Randomswirls
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Eating disorder experience
Replies: 9
Views: 4563

Re: Eating disorder experience

I don't know if you are only looking for paid work but I wonder if Beat have any volunteering oppurtunities? Alternatively could you try and speak to a psychologist or ward manager who works the clinic and see if they can help? Lastly is there any research being done local to you eg I know that in t...
by Randomswirls
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2014 Applications
Replies: 1778
Views: 432041

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2014 Applications

I didn't apply this year but have been reading all the posts as I shall be applying next year!! I just wanted to leave hugs for those who got all reds, lots of congrats and good luck to those who've got greens I hope they turn into offers and I'm Keeping my fingers crossed for those who have some or...
by Randomswirls
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12108

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

I did an MSc with the open university that was really good. I know they were closing down a number of there post graduate courses so it may no longer be possible but if it is I'd definately recommend it. I think when doing distance learning the most important thing is to enaure you enjoy the course ...
by Randomswirls
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Take it or leave it (game)
Replies: 351
Views: 67136

Re: Take it or leave it (game)

Leave it seeing as I have my own weight to shift!!!

I'll offer a fleecey style blanket!
by Randomswirls
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: video clips showing emotions?
Replies: 3
Views: 3380

Re: video clips showing emotions?

May not be suitable but there is an American series available on netflix called 'Lie to Me' which is an American crime drama with the main character being a human lie detector and he solves crimes with a psychologist through deciding if people are lying. The series are illustrated with clips of what...
by Randomswirls
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Self-disclosure in therapy?
Replies: 12
Views: 6226

Re: Self-disclosure in therapy?

I work as a peer support worker and peer trainer and my whole job is thus based around self disclosure as every client I see knows that I have mental health issues etc. that said I think very carefully about what I disclose before I disclose. As an example if a client has been in hospital I will tal...
by Randomswirls
Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Book
Replies: 5
Views: 3078

Re: Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Book

There is a book getting better Bit(e) by bit(e) is good. The biography side of things have you looked on you tube? Im aware that its not a book but there are some very good documentaries on it including 'Im a child anorexic' 'Dana the 8 year old anorexic' and 'Thin' these are documentaries looking a...