Goodbye 2017, Welcome 2018

Goodbye 2017, Welcome 2018. As we enter the new year, here at H2A we wanted to reflect upon our previous year both personally and professionally, our experiences, what we learnt and what we hope to achieve and experience in the

Homelessness in 2017 Britain

This weekend has seen temperatures dip to freezing or below and many of us have struggled to keep warm over the past few days.  You know that feeling, the one when you are in a warm heated house or office

Female Nobel Prize Winners

This month we celebrate Nobel Prize Winners Day (10th December) and we wanted to take the opportunity to talk about the female Nobel Prize winners. The amazing women that broke through that glass ceiling and accomplished great things, including winning

Jake Mills – Expert by Experience Depression

Depression is not a word I ever thought I would associate with myself. What would I have to be depressed about? I had a lovely family, great friends, chasing my dreams and carving out a career. Yet, here I sit,

Marissa Pendlebury – Expert by Experience Anorexia Nervosa

My name is Marissa Pendlebury, and I am an Author, Public Speaker and the Founding Director of an organisation called Nourishing Routes. When I’m not drinking pots full of tea and eating my favourite chocolate, I am an avid advocate

Andy Lavender – Expert By Experience Diabetes

  Hello, my name is Andy Lavender and I am what the NHS refers to as an Expert Patient or Expert by Experience, a term I use lightly, I am an expert in me if the truth be known and

Lest we forget – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

As another year passes and Remembrance Sunday is upon us once more, I find myself recalling the dissertation I wrote on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) back in 2003.  The thesis was the final submission of a three-year BSc (Hons)

Social Prescribing – What’s all the fuss about?

It seems that the NHS is getting somewhat giddy with the concept of social prescribing, like it is something new which they have only recently discovered.  There is now a National Social Prescribing Network established by the well-established and respected

World Blindness Awareness Month

October is World Blindness Awareness Month and here at H2A this is something which is close to our hearts, well especially Amy’s which is why I have the pleasure of writing this one. I apologise in advance for the informal

Why We Work With Experts by Experience

Experts by experience may sound like another pseudo trend term invented by individuals in the healthcare field, with little explanation behind it. However, the ‘experts’ themselves are a goldmine of knowledge, understanding and first-hand experience of healthcare systems. These individuals


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