Pumpkins, Skulls & Webinars

The days are becoming greyer and darker, the shops are full of pumpkins and skeleton adorned items and it’s beginning to feel very autumnal. It’s a wonderful time of the year for many but also can be incredibly hard and tough for many more. I am writing this on Mental Health Awareness Day and it... Continue Reading →

Peace, Perfect Peace

The last couple of weeks have been very good and memorable weeks for a number of reasons. It seems odd to write, but I could and still can feel myself adjusting to the new way of life that is becoming quite normal now. I don’t feel like I have to remind myself that everything is... Continue Reading →

Visiting The Deceased Part III

In this final part of my visiting/viewing posts I’d like to have a look at the different experiences and thoughts I’ve had with viewings. The fact of the matter is that they still worry me and I still have a total love/hate relationship with them. I have a lot of anxiety around what could happen... Continue Reading →

Autumnal Days & Death Cafes

When I first started doing on call I was absolutely terrified about leaving my phone somewhere I couldn’t hear it. A billion different scenarios would run through my head, I could imagine all the different things that might happen and what I may have to do. I also assumed that whole time that it would... Continue Reading →

Renewed & Revived

As promised, here I am back in July to start again with my posts. I am pleased to write that I have been looking forward to doing this yet again and I feel much better than I did when I decided to take the break. The anxiety is still there, brimming under the surface of... Continue Reading →

Be Back in July!

As you may have noticed, I’ve been a little quiet on social media and on here recently. I’ve mentioned a few times that I have really struggled to put together blog posts, and I think that I feel that I need to take a little break from it all. Having considered this, it makes perfect... Continue Reading →

Grief in the Pandemic

After talking with a lot of front line workers and other APTs, the best way I can see people coping currently is to take this all one day at a time and not to try and take on too much. I’ve been the most upset about work, largely about speaking to relatives about their concerns.... Continue Reading →

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