A few weeks ago I ran the Sheffield Half Marathon for the fourth time. I was wearing my Iron Man compression gear for the event and right from the start it meant I got extra shouts from the people lining the streets, ‘Come on Iron Man! You can do it!’ and parents shouting to their … Continue reading Respecting Positive Feedback
Following the Maurice Ellis lecture given by Professor Rick Body at the 2017 Spring CPD conference of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, I decide to write this post. Apologies to Rick for presenting him as some sort of Messiah (clearly he’s not, he’s just a very naughty boy) and to Luke for twisting his … Continue reading The Story of the Good Colleague
Following my previous blog post, Danger, Breakdown Ahead, I had a number of people ask questions about how to approach someone who appeared to be struggling and also feedback from readers about the quality of help and support they had received when in a similar position. Here are some thoughts and challenges around these issues … Continue reading How do you Save a Drowning Man?
This is the final post of three I’ve been writing about my breakdown at work. The other two, When the Plates Came Crashing Down and The Joy of a Broken Toy, covered how my breakdown felt and the process of getting back to work but this blog will cover how I felt leading up to … Continue reading Danger, Breakdown Ahead!
This is the second of three posts I’m writing about my breakdown. In When the Plates Came Crashing Down I talked about how it felt when I broke and as I made my way back to work so in this one I’ll talk about the process of coming to terms with my situation and how I have … Continue reading The Joy of a Broken Toy
This is the first of three posts I’m writing about my breakdown (an original, a prequel and a sequel, if you like) and whilst some of this story is obviously quite dark I hope it will ultimately be a positive message. I’m writing in the hope that it may help those in similar circumstances … Continue reading When the Plates Came Crashing Down