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Post by MindfulPsych » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:46 pm

1 -5 There are no words to describe this feeling... I am absolutely over the moon. Bring on September!!!! :D :D :D :D

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Post by firegal » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:44 pm

1. "significant history" ?! I did not use those words!
2. But the doctor doesn't know me, I've only seen him once
3. My medical records weren't enough to get me any additional support at uni, so why am I suddenly scared that they'll be enough to cost me a place on training?
4. This is not my first occy health check, this is not my first stressful/emotional/demanding job, there is no reason for this to be any different to any of the others
5. Need to go and fish out all of the OH related threads where everyone has posted reassuring things about "They're there to help support you, not to rob you of a job" and stuff. I'm a scared firegal and it's too late at night to be scared about these things :(

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Post by Bobgirl » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:15 am

firegal wrote:1. "significant history" ?! I did not use those words!
2. But the doctor doesn't know me, I've only seen him once
3. My medical records weren't enough to get me any additional support at uni, so why am I suddenly scared that they'll be enough to cost me a place on training?
4. This is not my first occy health check, this is not my first stressful/emotional/demanding job, there is no reason for this to be any different to any of the others
5. Need to go and fish out all of the OH related threads where everyone has posted reassuring things about "They're there to help support you, not to rob you of a job" and stuff. I'm a scared firegal and it's too late at night to be scared about these things :(
Hey Firegal, I really hope that things work out well for you. I'm sure they will. As you said, it's not your first demanding post so you already know you can do it :D

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Post by Randomswirls » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:34 am

Fire I do a course on disclosing mental health issues at work and spoke to occupational health. When I spoke with them they said the only way they could really have grounds to stop someone was if they were seriously concerned eg having just come out of hospital or the person being unable to do the job e.g not able to do nights when the job is specifically requiring nights.

In terms of occupational health I pretty much received the reply that if the person was working in a similar job and their mental health team had no concerns then it would be very hard to not allow the person to do the job. Partly due to the equalities act etc.

I get that it's worrying but if you want further info let me know I can send you some links

Xox

1 - trying to get motivated to apply for jobs

2 - I know of two jobs that are coming up

3 - it's a weird limbo talking about work happening in the autumn when I'm hoping to not be here then

4 - what's the betting I don't get a new job

5 - I can't wait till Thursday as I am on leave all next week!

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Post by firegal » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:03 pm

Randomswirls wrote:Fire I do a course on disclosing mental health issues at work and spoke to occupational health. When I spoke with them they said the only way they could really have grounds to stop someone was if they were seriously concerned eg having just come out of hospital or the person being unable to do the job e.g not able to do nights when the job is specifically requiring nights.

In terms of occupational health I pretty much received the reply that if the person was working in a similar job and their mental health team had no concerns then it would be very hard to not allow the person to do the job. Partly due to the equalities act etc.

I get that it's worrying but if you want further info let me know I can send you some links

Xox
Thanks Random, I know you're right, I just got myself a bit hung up on their use of the word "significant" and the fact that there was a line in there about my suitability for the course.

Good luck with applications, never fun!

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Post by ell » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:27 pm

1) Couldn't stop grinning yesterday.
2) Just want to curl up in a ball and cry today.
3) Chest hurts, can't eat.
4) Feel like I might be getting ill. Not good timing for interview on Friday.

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Post by ell » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:06 pm

ell wrote:1) Couldn't stop grinning yesterday.
2) Just want to curl up in a ball and cry today.
3) Chest hurts, can't eat.
4) Feel like I might be getting ill. Not good timing for interview on Friday.
Lucky I have a 5th thought spare.

5) I'm clearly a massive disappointment to my dad. At least until I get my doctorate... A year late don't forget!

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Post by sweetpea » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:34 am

I totally get why you're fretting, firegal, but I'm sure things will work out. Thinking of you!

1) I organise the office birthday cards/cake - and someone just thought to give me a card for my birthday next week! Genuinely made my morning. :D
2) Am fantastically cross and upset about a senior member of my team constantly undermining me.
3) Am less cross and upset as I've just found out they might not be staying long term - phew!
4) Need to remember to slow down my reactions... Change, accept, or let go. Today, I'm letting go.
5) Sunshine!!! 8)

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Post by lingua_franca » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:18 pm

Ell, it sounds as if you're having a really rough time. :? Hugs and hot chocolate going out to you.

1.) I join Firegal in the occy health uncertainty boat. I've just been asked to "provide details of my specialist" so that the university can contact them for a report on my fitness to practise speech and language therapy. I don't have a specialist and haven't had one for six years. They've already got a GP letter, so who am I supposed to put down on the form?
2 - 5.) I have a sore throat and snotty nose and no appetite and a temperature and I am not amused. This gets in the way of doing anything except lying in bed feeling sorry for myself.
"Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
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Post by SuzC » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:26 am

1) My team leader confirmed yesterday that my contract could be extended for another year. I really enjoy this job, and the relative stability for another year will really help me. I hope I can get even more out of it
2) Had a difficult client yesterday who replied very sarcastically to anything I asked. I can see myself struggling somewhat, and hope that my supervisor can point me in the right direction (I'm sure she can)
3)WHY DOES NOONE EVER COMPLETE QUESTIONNAIRES? It's not just for my benefit
4) For the first time, I'm looking forward to planning a wedding. I'm sure when I actually begin research etc it'll feel like a lot, but now while I can just think about flowers and colours it all seems quite lovely rather than overwhelming
5) With Pokémon go, and working in a community team, I am going to be a pokemon master. Something to fall back on if I don't become a CP :D

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Post by nomnom » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:32 pm

1. With Ramadan over, I have realised that I am more tolerant of people with caffeine as opposed to without. Having said that, my patience is really being tested by a certain someone in my life who refuses to let me burn a bridge that leads to nowhere. I don't understand people which is ironic given my career.

2. I have a festival, carnival and a holiday to look forward to :D Spending time with those closest to me is my way of grounding myself among the chaos that is my life. I believe things happen for a reason and there is always a bigger picture, right now I see nothing but grey!

3. Interview next week! First one in two years. Not sure how I feel about it. Excited because it marks a huge step in my career progression. On edge because if I get it, I then need to decide between two opportunities. Grateful because this is the kind of focus and learning I need to just pluck all distractions out of my life.

4. I really want a tan. I don't have the time to sit in the sun. Might go on the sunbed. I've never done this before but I quite fancy a change to my yellow asian-ness.

5. Why hasn't the football season started already? F1 is keeping me going but the loss of Love Island has me feeling slightly lost again.
'Forget what hurt you. But remember what it taught you'

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Post by lingua_franca » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:20 pm

1.) Just sent. complete draft to. supervisors. Finally.
2.) I was up all night. Floor feels spongy now.
3.) *collapses into bed*
4.) and 5.) *leaves these two vacant for any takers*
"Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
- A.A. Milne.

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Post by workingmama » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:44 am

nomnom wrote:4. I really want a tan. I don't have the time to sit in the sun. Might go on the sunbed. I've never done this before but I quite fancy a change to my yellow asian-ness.
I'd probably make your peace with it, as it sounds sexier than cancerous asian-ness, perhaps? :wink: Spend the ten minutes saved looking up body positive images on the web, or painting yourself with henna, or doing ten squats (the remaining nine minutes can be used to lie on the floor, groaning, holding your tush).
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Post by firegal » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:09 pm

SuzC wrote:5) With Pokémon go, and working in a community team, I am going to be a pokemon master. Something to fall back on if I don't become a CP :D
I totally thought this would be the case but so far I'm mostly driving too much to take advantage of it, my friend who works in Boots is actually getting more Pokemon bonuses because she had a Pokestop she can hit from the staff room!
On my stroll last night I found where all the Pokemon Go players hang out, was a fun way to spend a couple of hours but working in CAMHS I found myself worrying about whether one of the YP I see would show up (thankfully unlikely as only one of them lives in my town, and has not yet been swept up in the Pokemon Go craze)

1. Very comforted to see other people's Occy Health worries on here too, gives me some perspective (pretty sure we're all going to be fine)
2. Need to watch my catastrophising - a missed letter combined with a rather low couple of days became all the reasons why I am not organised enough to be a CP and will clearly not cope with training
3. The man face was actually pretty good at helping me get my head straight again, pity he has to do that via FB, still not back in the UK and still no closer to knowing when he might be
4. Very glad that I have a week off next week, need some relaxing time, and time to go find where I'm going to live during the course (not sure that goes hand in hand with relaxing, but I've got a week, I'll manage both).
5. After I come back from my week off I will only have 1 month left in my job!!! :shock: :mrgreen:

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Post by lingua_franca » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:21 am

1.) I've spent a full week in bed with a fever, a digestive system whose volatile nature reminded me of a banana republic during a military coup, snot pouring out of my nose, painful sinuses, a hacking cough that made me feel as though I was about to bring up my solar plexus, and tonsils like golf balls (I didn't drink a cup of tea for five days because it hurt too much to swallow, which was very distressing and made me realise there is more to the idea of national character than I give it credit for). And I know that's too many similes, but something is needed to convey what I have been experiencing here. I demand pity and Twister ice creams.

2.) Last night I found out that my ex and his girlfriend broke up a couple of months ago. He cheated on me with her and did a few unacceptable things that made me very miserable when I was already at a vulnerable time in my life, so the pleased "Ha, karma's a bitch" reaction that I am experiencing is maybe not too vindictive given the circumstances.

3.) I'm planning lots of fun things to do now that the thesis finishing post is in sight - going to the Lakes for a weekend with a friend who has a cottage there, attending an orchestra performance, visiting people I haven't seen in a while. I could get used to this.

4.) It's too hot to sleep. I am going to have to try and fold myself into my fridge in a minute.

5.) My excitement about starting speech and language therapy training has intensified now that I see a model skull is on the list of recommended purchases. Studying anatomy and consulting my skull and going, "Hm, yes, the supraorbital notch," should be enough to ward off impostor syndrome for a while.
"Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
- A.A. Milne.

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