How to be friends with a borderline

Today on my newsfeed was an image about International Friendship Day. Only several hours before I had been writing a letter to a friend explaining how they had hurt me. A letter that was written for therapeutic reasons, rather than the intention of sending it. After seeing this message regarding International Friendship Day I broke down. Here I was writing about ending a friendship on … Continue reading How to be friends with a borderline

Activities to do when you are angry

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

Grieving for someone who is alive

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

Fitness to Practice as a Student with a Disability

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

Slow cookers – a game-changer for cooking with a disability

Cooking dinner has been a nightmare for me while managing my illness. When I arrive home from uni, all I want to do is put my feet up and relax. But far from being relaxed, in an attempt to prepare a nutritious meal I would find myself at 6pm hovering over a hot stove, sweat beading on my forehead, frantically stirring ingredients in the wok …

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