Welcome to Amanda World
I often find myself these days wondering "How on earth did I get here?"
Take this morning I was asked as a guest speaker to a school in Barnet to talk to a class full of 17 year olds about my journey and how I became a social entrepreneur in mental health.
Although on some level it feels unreal on another it all feels very natural and the words come quite easily.
It is a culmination of all the things I have done in my life.
All the jobs I started but never seemed to lead to long term careers
All the problems that I struggled with with my mental health
All the difficulties that resulted as a consequence in my physical health
All the desperate attempts I made to learn how to be well
All the days when I thought I just could not go on
All the days I have spent in a mental hospital
All the trips to see psychiatrists
All the pain
All the desperation
And worse still....
All the sense of failure
The lost friendships
The broken family ties
All of it has led me here today.
Today I spoke in a school about my journey
This afternoon I am visiting CommUNITY Barnet who help support charities in Barnet
and today with their help we will introduce a new accounting package for our growing charity
Every day more exciting things happen
Every day Heart Reach and it's wonderful Members break new ground in mental health services in Barnet
And if I can do these amazing things I know all of our Members can and will do these things too...
Bring it on and lets hope in 5...10...15 years time more creative people recovering from mental health problems will be saying....
"How on earth did we get here?"
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