Personality. Perfectionism. Peer Support.

I’ve written many times about the close friendships I have with other people who also have kidney disease. They’re part of my life via a combination of Facebook groups, social media platforms and (my obvious favourite) in-person connections. It’s also no secret that at times my mental health has been extremely poor and these relationships […]

NHS Peer Leadership Academy (Part III)

This is Part III of a three-part series about my experience of the NHS Peer Leadership Academy. Click here for Part IĀ and here for Part II. The last two days of the Peer Leadership Academy were awesome and really full-on, but also a tiny bit sad. It’s surprising how well you feel like you get […]

NHS Peer Leadership Academy (Part II)

This is Part II of a three-part series about my experience of the NHS Peer Leadership Academy. Click here for Part I. It’s been sitting in my drafts folder for weeks waiting for me to have time to edit it! The 16th and 17th of October were the second two days of the Peer Leadership […]

NHS Peer Leadership Academy (Part I)

Several months ago, Fiona tagged me in a Tweet about the NHS Peer Leadership Academy. The academy is a personal development programme jointly delivered by the NHS and an organisation called PeopleHub, and is geared towards people with an interest in life with a long-term health condition or disability, whether they’re patients, carers or family […]

I Volunteer: Tracey Sinclair

My final guest blogger for Volunteers Week is Tracey Sinclair. Tracey is a kidney transplant recipient who volunteers for the National Kidney Federation (NKF) as well as for her local kidney patients association. Tracey is passionate about supporting young renal patients and ensuring their voices and opinions are able to be heard. She can be […]