By Leigh Carey I was a smoker for about 15 years. I finally stopped for the umpteenth and FINAL time 3 weeks ago. For 15 years I was very aware that it was not good for me, I was reminded all the time by non-smoking (or worse reformed ex-smoking) family and friends, every cigarette packet … Continue reading Awareness is good, action is better.
by Jill Huston Reading the news this week you could be forgiven thinking that self-harm is a 21st Century phenomena, often associated with young people and fashionably claimed by “celebs". The truth is it has always been with us and probably always will be. When I “came out" and disclosed my history of cutting (partly … Continue reading Social Self-harm?
by Leigh Carey Anyone who knows me will know that I love to talk to people about who we are and what we do at the Hummingbird Project. First and foremost, it is because I’m proud of the change that we inspire in others and passionate about spreading the word, because we keep getting told … Continue reading Why the Hummingbird?
By Leigh Carey At some point in time, we all have to take medication from the Doctor to make us feel better. We explain our symptoms and medical professionals make the best choice as to what drugs would help to cure or manage our illness. Some drugs, or groups of drugs are well known…. Pain … Continue reading What Are You On?
by Leigh Carey If anyone has ever seen “My Fair Lady” or read Pygmalion, they will know that in teaching Eliza Doolittle how to behave appropriately in polite society, she is told that the safe topics of conversation are the weather and everybody's health. Even if you haven't, that's got to sound familiar to most … Continue reading The Dreaded ‘M’ Word