Perinatal Mental Health – What Happens Next?

On Friday afternoon I was privileged to be among a gathering of 150 people invited to The House of Commons for a groundbreaking event – bringing together the knowledge, experience, research and wisdom of experts in the field of Perinatal

Our NHS Learning Disability Success Story

Toby had the dentists on Wednesday, and it was a bit of a daunting appointment. I’ll explain why in a little while. Toby sees an NHS specialist community dentist who works with adults with a learning disability. Dental appointments with

WHAT IS WITHIN ( Part One )

By John Walsh and Yvonne Newbold “You understand so little of what is around you because you do not use what is within you“ – Hildegard of Bingen As humans we are an amalgam of both logic and emotion, together

Special Needs Parents Views on the NHS

Parents of children with disabilities see much more of the NHS than most people do, particularly if our children have associated medical conditions. We see it from lots of different angles too – frequent hospital in-patient care, repeated GP visits,

NHS & Kindness – the care that always gets remembered

I’m delighted to introduce a Guest Blog Post by Kirsty Evans of Itsallaboutevie, Writing from the heart about what family life is like when your beautiful eldest daughter happens to have Down’s Syndrome There’s no “I” in Team  Evie is

Toby’s Travels, moving to his new home

I recently wrote about Toby leaving home, one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make and why it was the only choice. The article includes the 10 things I learnt, in the hope that these tips may help

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