Book Review: Shell Shock: the Diary of Tommy Atkins by Neil Blower

Book Review: Shell Shock: the Diary of Tommy Atkins by Neil Blower

Shell Shock: the Diary of Tommy Atkins
By Neil Blower

Tommy Atkins, is a young man recently discharged from the British Army after 5 years of service including deployment toIraq. The story follows Tommy, his thoughts. experiences and his relationships starting from his discharge from the Army. It allows the reader to really get inside a returned serviceman’s head as he explores life in the civilian world post combat. Continue reading

OT’s Lend Me Your Ears and Minds

I was talking with an AMAZING colleague tonight who posed a project for me and whoever else was willing to help me.

The idea is this:
A new website targeting people with mental illness or those who know someone with a mental illness that can provide targeted information about the very basic skills needed to get help for themselves/loved ones, some basic techniques/tools for the public to use to help their loved ones all with a heavy loading of how OT fits into mental healthcare and what we are able to provide to them/their loved ones.

As this is the earliest of early stages in this project I’m really looking for lots of feedback/ideas and any thoughts on if you would be interested in helping (even in the smallest capacity) in a project such as this.

I anticipate that this project would be resource heavy for startup but once launched would be extremely low maintenance, much less work then the mh4ot site.

So I’m keen and eager to hear from everyone!