Why are you developing this blog?

This is a reflection of a process that has driven me forward throughout my life. I see a new challenge, something that excites me and worries me at the same time, and I want to master it and add it to the experiences and skills I can recall and deliver in life.

Do you respect peoples privacy in what you write?

Yes, I do. I have been privileged to work alongside many patients and colleagues over my 42 years of working as a doctor, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, teacher, trainer, manager and leader within Mental Health Services. I have always sought to better the lives of others I worked alongside if possible. I take great care in disguising the identities of patients and colleagues in this blog.

Can I use what you have written in my own talks, presentations and written papers?

Of course, as long as you attribute my thoughts and ideas to me.