I was sat with a friend having a relaxing cream tea, both of us sharing how nice it is to have achieved a point in our lives when we have a bit more freedom and time for a little self-indulgence. The cream tea was a treat towards the end of a busy week – hey- … Continue reading Afternoon Tea
Last week, I delivered an Appreciative Inquiry workshop for a group of staff and service users who had come together to consider how they would deliver a seemingly impossible agenda around mental health equality. Appreciative Inquiry, as some of you know, is a way of identifying the ‘best of what is’ and discovering assets within … Continue reading Be bold, be provocative, be out there!
Having spent many years working in the NHS, I am now on the outside looking in. On a number of recent occasions, as I work with health care staff, the term firefighting has cropped up. This seems to be an increasingly used metaphor for people feeling the heat coming from different directions and, at times, … Continue reading If firefighting is the new norm