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A Much Needed Thanks…to the NHS


Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

One of the most pervasive things in modern European society is an ingrained cynicism / pessimism that leads to everyone, from children to charted accountants, complaining. This is especially true of the British, or the English to be precise.

I’ve been schooled, lived and worked in the UK for years now; and still find the level of Daily Mail-esque moaning in England quite abhorrent sometimes – and this is coming from a guy whose countries of origin (France / Kenya) have riots and demonstrations practically every other day.

Anyway, I understand that many services aren’t perfect but I am still proud of them, albeit not being English. One of these services is the NHS, both the primary and secondary aspects of it. So, I’d like to take this time to thank everyone who’s helped me over the last few months:-

Michael, Serena, Emma, Ruth, Tom (the psych), Georgia, Alex, Jo, Tim, Richard, James, Lorraine, Tracey, Ms. Aladin, Satra, Denise, Tom (the crisis team), Ben & Shelley.

And a special mention to all peripatetic staff who, for obvious reasons, I didn’t get to know personally but without whom the cogs of the mental health services would not run. So, a thanks to all those staff I failed to mention, personally, from Fulbourn (Mulberry 1), the Priory Hospital (North London), SHA Wellness, Addenbrookes Hospital, the CPFT, the Crisis & Home Treatment teams, Collindale Police, Parkside Police & CAMEO.

And in the awesome words of a certain CPFT staff member (she knows who she is):-

Remember – you are not a salmon.


From → Bipolar

  1. This is really heartwarming. Let’s hope your open display of gratitude is contagious.

    • Oh, thank you Aliesha. I hope it is too. Goodness knows mental health workers the world over need positive press!

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