Assistance Dog, Mental Health

Things I’ve learnt in life through training my dog

Tonight on Channel 4, there is a new programme set to air called "Train my baby like a dog" where dog trainer and behaviourist Jo-Rosie Haffenden applies dog training reward techniques to working with kids. Already there have been controversy and mixed reviews about this show - a lot of it probably stemming from the… Continue reading Things I’ve learnt in life through training my dog

Mental Health

#HowIFightDepression – is dealing with mental illness really a fight or is it something else?

Why I personally believe that coping with longer term, chronic illnesses and disabilities is more a journey of acceptance and self discovery rather than a battle to permanently end suffering and pain. A few weeks ago, after months of weekly sessions, I said 'goodbye' to my counsellor as she passed the baton over to me… Continue reading #HowIFightDepression – is dealing with mental illness really a fight or is it something else?