Author: nick

Alcohol Aware?

This week is not something new for me as a PA, many of my clients suffer from alcohol issues and it isn’t as straight forward as many people think. The mental health can often guide a person towards drink, then the drink increases the mental health issues so the...
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Beating The Bullies with Ratcliffe College

Thank you to all of the year 8s who worked amazingly well today with our staff. Some of the ideas that you had around Anti-bullying were great, something that we will be taking away and using in future sessions. If you or your school would like to discuss us...
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Bullying Online

Today we had a fantastic time providing sessions for both year 8 and 10 at Ratcliffe College on Anti-bullying. We asked the students to develop and designed their own T-shirts on the theme of bullying and cyberbullying.  It was very interesting to see that the topic of online bullying...
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What is a Healthy Relationship?

Today we worked with year 8 boys and girls from Ratcliffe College on gaining a better understanding of what a relationship was, what makes it healthy or unhealthy and how to manage relationships to avoid it becoming unhealthy or even abusive.   The sessions were so much fun for...
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A simple text means a lot

Today I had a text from the mum of one of my clients that I wanted to share. We get these more than we realise and they mean a lot more than I think those who send it realise.   Just thought I’d let you know how much better...
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Great meeting to help us grow

Today myself and our PA manager met with a lovely young lady who works within Leicester to help find people, from employees looking for the right work for them and employers looking for the right staff. The feeling we got from her was great and we are hoping that...
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Rebuilding

Today was a difficult one for me as a PAs. Many of us PAs become emotionally invested in the client which allows us to offer a really good person centred care. I too have become emotionally invested in one of my clients but due to issues outside of our...
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Lovely Feedback

It was great to receive the following message from one of our clients.   “My PA was able to speak up for me, when I got tongue tied, or got confused about how to say what I needed to, or when I felt too upset to talk. It was...
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A Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Today I headed home with a warm fuzzy feeling inside of me after a day that seemed very difficult.   I supported my client with a visit to see their family, something that has not been possible whist they have been fighting their demons. The client was extremely nervous...
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Marigolds At The Ready

Cleaning, cleaning and a little bit more cleaning.   In my blogs I have tried to be truthful and today the truth comes in the shape of bright yellow marigolds. On my first visit it seemed that the cleaning list was used to light the fuse of the bomb...
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