Category Current Affairs

The NHS gave me life.

Sixty-eight years ago the NHS was born – more than 22 years ago, I was saved by the NHS. I wasn’t breathing when I was born. I had the umbilical cord wrapped around my neck and was blue. I was stillborn. I was taken away to be resuscitated for 30 minutes and for those 30 minutes NHS doctors […]

Me & my asthma.

Note: I am not being paid or sponsored to do this post.  This week’s Topical Tuesday post is all about asthma. I’ve put a spin on the normal Tuesday post because my asthma affects me more in the summer – so it really is a current affair for me. It’s got nothing to do with politics of […]

The higher education paper: my opinion.

The higher education sector has been a key topic throughout the past week – from the University and College Union (UCU) strikes where members were striking for fair pay within the sector, to the Higher Education paper and the changes to student loans. Many of these will affect students so as a student myself I […]

Some children may never know their school nurse – they won’t have one.

Do you remember who your school nurse was? I don’t. There was a room that not a lot of people went into. I didn’t know what it was really – and it seems that all to commonly the people in those rooms are school nurses and they are hidden. You don’t know they are there until you really need them. […]

Prevention, Intervention, Less Tension.

Disclaimer: This post mentions self-harm and suicide. If you are affected by this post please seek professional support and advice. Mental health is something that is close to my heart and is one of my priority causes. I dislike the cuts, I dislike the lack of parity of esteem and I dislike the stigma that surrounds […]

Charity Tuesday: My Big Thank You!

It’s Charity Tuesday and since it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Epilepsy Awareness Week and Dementia Awareness Week, I wanted to give nine charities the spotlight. It’s a way for me to say thank you. I’ve thanked many of the charities who’ve helped me with my mental health already on Twitter. I’d like to point out that […]

Five things that happened to me this week.

A few things have for me politically in the last week or so since I wrote my last Topical Tuesday blog post. So here’s a few things that have happened and will be happening in the next few days in the current affairs of my life. I covered the Tyne and Wear May Day march […]