Sunday, 21 May 2017

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...

24 hours with... Chris Davison


Detective Chief Superintendent and Mental Health Lead, Lincolnshire Police
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CInspDavison
Lincolnshire Police: https://www.lincs.police.uk/

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Date: Wednesday May 10th, 2017




Why have you chosen to write about today?
It looks like a sunny day, so I felt slightly more energetic than usual!


 Good morning! 


What time did you wake up?
05:30 

Why did you wake up at that time?
That's the time my alarm is set for these days.  

Did you have a dream?
Not that I remember... 

Do you think today will be 'good' or 'bad' day? (use your own definition of these words to answer the question) 
I think today will be a good day...busy, but good! 

What are the first three things you do after waking up?
Switch on the TV to catch the morning news, start reading the news on my phone, try and have a stretch! 

Do you eat breakfast? If yes, what did you have?
No. I'm very bad at eating breakfast. 

What would be your perfect breakfast?
I cannot lie – a full English with strong black coffee. 

Is there anything that you have to do today but don't particularly want to?
I've got a particularly thorny issue to host a meeting about that I won't enjoy, but it needs resolving, so that would probably be it. 

List five things that you will do between 9am and noon.  
1.Have meetings about the business aspects of my department (9 oclock) 
2.Have a meeting about an historic enquiry which I am reviewing. 
3. Devising a new strategy with our Director of Intelligence 
4.Discussing new ways to deal with calls for service from the public in our Force Control Room 
5. Try and catch up with some of the staff who work for Crime at Headquarters 

Did you eat lunch? If yes, what did you eat?
No. Again, very bad of me, I should lead by example, but there just wasn't any time today (a very poor excuse!) 

What would be your perfect lunch?
Might be surprising to those that know me, but a nice crisp Salad! 

List five things that you have done, said, thought, or that have happened between noon and 5pm. 
1. I wondered what kind of fool would leave his office windows open all night and turn his office into some kind of weird freezer – and then realised that it was actually me. 
2. I noticed that a song that I must have listened to about a million times on the way to and from work has a really cool section at the end that I hadn't noticed before. So that was nice. 

 Do you eat dinner/tea? If yes, at what time?
Yes (it's tea in our house, none of this southern "dinner" nonsense!) 

What do you eat?
Tonight, I will eat Salmon and rice with some broccoli. 

What would be your perfect dinner?
Pork chops (with anything!) or a nice Chicken Jhalfrezi 

What do you do with your evening (5-8pm)?
For most of it I'm doing the commute home, but when I get in I try and catch up with the day of the family, and if I have enough time I listen to some music to unwind, and if I'm lucky I get to turn on the PS4 for a bit and play some games with my boys.


Goodnight!


Do you have a 'get-ready-for-bed' routine? If so, what is it?
I watch some Youtube usually before sleep – I really like watching videos on the stranger aspects of Physics, "weird mysteries" and / or documentaries. 

What time do you go to sleep?
Some time between 22:30 and 23:30 

Is this when you want to go to bed? Or is it influenced by what you're doing the following day?
If I have a period of annual leave I tend to go to bed later. 

Do you share your bed?
Yes 

Which position do you tend to sleep in? e.g. foetus, starfish etc.
I have no idea!


Reflection


What was your favourite part of your day?
I liked the mid-morning when I was settled and in the zone.

What was your least favourite?
The drive in!

Did anything happen today that you'd like to change or re-do?
No

Did you 'learn' anything today? (use your own definition of this word to answer the question)
I learn something every day. If I don't know something, I make a mental note to look it up later.

Are you looking forward to tomorrow?
Yes

What do you have planned?
More work!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

POST SIX: MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2017

[Note: there will be one more post for #MHAW after this. Apologies that the series is continuing beyond 'Mental Health Awareness Week' but unfortunately, for some, ill mental health goes beyond one dedicated week of the year]

24 hours with... Nicola Wearing
Chief Inspector, Northumbria Police
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NPCInspNWearing
Northumbria Police: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/
Northumbria Police Twitter: https://twitter.com/NorthumbriaPol

Date: Sunday May 14th, 2017



Good morning!

What time did you wake up?
08:30hrs

Why did you wake up at that time?
I naturally woke up (day off so no alarm!)

Did you have a dream?
I did, about elephants!?

Do you think today will be 'good' or 'bad' day? (use your own definition of these words to answer the question)
A “Good” day, the sun is shining, plans to go to the beach with my dog and plans to do some gardening. Love being outside when the weather is nice and the beach, particularly on the north east coast, it’s one of my favourite places.

What are the first three things you do after waking up?
Go to the toilet, Let the dog out for the toilet and then stick the kettle on for a cup of tea!

Do you eat breakfast? If yes, what did you have?
Yes, always have breakfast which varies depending on how much time I have, today it was cereal with fruit

What would be your perfect breakfast?
Full English as a treat

Saturday, 13 May 2017

POST FOUR: MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2017


24 hours with... Dawn Shaefer
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Cygnet Healthcare
Cygnet Healthcare: https://www.cygnethealth.co.uk/
Cygnet Healthcare Twitter: https://twitter.com/cygnethealth

Date: Thursday May 11th, 2017



Why have you chosen to write about today?
Why not?


Good morning!

What time did you wake up? 
6am – I’m an early bird!

Why did you wake up at that time?
I was going to the gym.

Did you have a dream?
No, quiet night last night! 

Do you think today will be 'good' or 'bad' day? (use your own definition of these words to answer the question)
I always hope every day will have something good in it 😊

What are the first three things you do after waking up?
Check on my son, clean my teeth, try to find the car keys.

POST THREE: MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2017


24 hours with... Nadine Appleby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xnadine1990x

Date: Friday May 12th, 2017



Why have you chosen to write about today? 
I've chosen to write about today as there is a lot going on in my day I am currently an inpatient in an acute psychiatric ward and have meetings today with various professionals to decide next steps with my care.

Good morning! 

What time did you wake up?  '
6:30am

Why did you wake up at that time?  
The staff on my arms length observations made too much noise when they were switching staff.

Did you have a dream?  '
No a nightmare

Do you think today will be 'good' or 'bad' day? (use your own definition of these words to answer the question)  
I'm not sure I think it will hopefully be overall good but will have bad well very stressful parts to the day as I have been having a lot of difficulties with my mental health. 

What are the first three things you do after waking up?  
1.Check my phone
2.Make a coffee, 
3.Talk with the staff on my observations.