When the going gets tough in Stoptober!

October 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Every year, the #Stoptober campaign aims to help people give up smoking for good. This year one of our staff is keeping a diary of his struggles and successes as he takes up the challenge. For more information about the campaign, as well as lots of resources to help you […]

Nearly halfway through Stoptober

October 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Every year, the #Stoptober campaign aims to help people give up smoking for good. This year one of our staff is keeping a diary of his struggles and successes as he takes up the challenge. For more information about the campaign, as well as lots of resources to help you […]

Stoptober…one week in!

October 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Every year, the #Stoptober campaign aims to help people give up smoking for good. This year one of our staff is keeping a diary of his struggles and successes as he takes up the challenge. For more information about the campaign, as well as lots of resources to help you […]

Understanding Community Treatment Orders – a research project

October 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

My name is Lee Marklew and I work in the Assertive Outreach Team currently based at St Mary’s Hospital. I am a (very!) mature student undertaking a part-time PhD at the University of Leeds funded year-on-year by The Florence Nightingale Foundation. I came into mental health nursing late in life […]

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

October 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Tomorrow will see the launch of this year’s Love Arts Festival Love Arts Festival in Leeds.  It is another fantastic programme of arts events connected to mental health and wellbeing. One of the events is a retrospective view of mental health service provision in Leeds and I have been invited […]

Why I am stopping smoking this Stoptober

October 1, 2013 at 8:53 am

Last October I managed to stop smoking (after 20 odd years) for a total of 4 months – the longest I’ve EVER been without a ‘trusty old woodbine’. I started again, as I (drunkenly) convinced myself that it was completely possible, feasible and justifiable that I could and should be […]