What is Occupational Therapy? Imagine that one day you woke up and you couldn’t move, you were in pain, or perhaps you have been diagnosed with depression… Continue reading What is Occupational Therapy?
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For me memes have helped me find laughter when I am really struggling with particular features of BPD. Continue reading BPD Memes
The first steps to mending a broken relationship is mending yourself. Continue reading Grieving for a friendship: Creating safety
Anger is a valid and vital emotion for looking after ourselves. It lets us know that we have been hurt, our boundaries have not been respected or our needs have not been met. Anger is also a common symptom of experiencing trauma, feeling invalidated and misheard. It is important that we learn how to release our anger safely and effectively. For some of us, this … Continue reading Activities to do when you are angry
During my low periods exercising, particularly in winter is exceptionally hard. If you are like me, my ideal exercise routine involves exercising inside where no one sees or hear me. Perhaps you are like me and you are experiencing back pain, or maybe another disability or added pressures of caring for another…lets be honest, exercising is hard.Unfortunately, lack of exercise places people with mental illness … Continue reading Helpful tips for exercising when depressed
Her smell, her embrace, her laugh, her seriousness, her favourite colour, her jewellery, our jokes, our late night sleep overs. I remember how much I loved her, how intensely I needed her acceptance, validation and her friendship. I remember making promises of a life time of friendship and jokes of being an “aunty” to her children. I remember how afraid I was of losing her… … Continue reading Grieving for someone who is alive
Speaking as someone who had a few Fitness to Practice reviews while doing my undergrad, and am now facing one as a postgrad, I know how terrifying this process can be. And it can evoke a lot of anger and resentment towards uni too, and that’s important to acknowledge, but use that to fuel your passion further! I wanted to take a couple of minutes to talk through how I prepared for my FtP reviews Continue reading Fitness to Practice as a Student with a Disability
It has been nearly two weeks since I have been discharged. Going into hospital is often the place of respite for me. Its like I am a train that is about to break through the boom gates and fly off the tracks, but just in time my psychiatrist, AKA “my fat controller” changes the tracks. My course is diverted. In fact I come to a … Continue reading Discharged now what
Do you have something you want to share? Big or small we care 💚 OTforBPD would love to share your clinical experience, lived experience, research, projects, student experience and strategies for living with a mental illness. You don’t need to be an OT and you certainly don’t need to have BPD. Looking forward to hearing from you 💕 Please contact Laura via firstname.lastname@example.org This content is for members … Continue reading OT for BPD needs You
Three years ago Lily came into our lives. You changed us, are healing us, energising us, protecting u, loving us and have saved us. A dogs purpose knows no bounds. Please watch my video Assistance Dogs – Your Questions Answered Please note: Service dogs can not be patted or interacted with. By doing so you are preventing them from doing their trained medical job. If you … Continue reading Assistance Dogs 🐶 your questions answered