The Pressure Placed on Abuse Survivors from Society to Recall the Abuse in the “right” way when asked – But Trauma Memories Don’t Work Like That!

I wrote a blog post last week about my experiences of yearning for a mummy cuddle, as part of the aftermath of childhood sexual abuse, and how it’s been something that I felt unable to expand on any further with anyone because of a personality disorder diagnosis. I decided that I didn’t want that diagnosisContinue reading “The Pressure Placed on Abuse Survivors from Society to Recall the Abuse in the “right” way when asked – But Trauma Memories Don’t Work Like That!”

Post Partum Psychosis: In My Own Words.

Post Partum Psychosis is something that I struggled with after the birth of both of my babies. I felt unable to write properly about my first experience with this cruel illness, despite having different opportunities to do so. The words just wouldn’t come, which is unusual for me as I often find writing to beContinue reading “Post Partum Psychosis: In My Own Words.”

Confidentiality in the NHS: Exactly how many professionals have had access to my Mental Health Medical Records?

Following on from the several threads I have made on Twitter regarding confidentiality in NHS Mental Health services, I have decided to write a blog post highlighting exactly how far my personal information, including childhood sexual abuse disclosures, have travelled across several services within the NHS, and also outside of the NHS. These numbers includeContinue reading “Confidentiality in the NHS: Exactly how many professionals have had access to my Mental Health Medical Records?”