Category Archives: manchester

Staying well in isolation

There is a lot being written about the communication issues surrounding this national emergency and in recent days about the mental health and wellbeing concerns about the enforced ‘lockdown’. We are all feeling the impact of the social isolation and … Continue reading

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Bee strong

I can remember receiving the call from duty press officer around 10.45pm on 22 May. The words he spoke will never leave me. I remember the drive to work planning what we needed to do in my head. I remember … Continue reading

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To do their best

For anyone who knows what I do they will appreciate that today has been another challenging and difficult day. Ten months ago I and my team faced the most horrendous day of our lives closely followed by what has been … Continue reading

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Tears, trauma and support – what 2017 brought

It feels like the time is right for me to review what 2017 has brought me and how it leaves me for the coming year. This has been a rollercoaster year and is split in two halves. My year started … Continue reading

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Fantastic but emotional

It is often said that music is the food of love or that it can bring people together. If this year has taught us anything it is that music can help the healing process. Tonight was the annual Force carol … Continue reading

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The heart and soul of partnerships

In the public sector we often use the phrase ‘partnership working’ and we use it so much that it has lost its meaning. For anyone in communication roles it usually means telling another agency about something you are doing or … Continue reading

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Back to normal

I came to a sudden realisation about things today. In a conversation with a contact who was discussing media handling and training and a whole host of issues it became clear. Coming to the conclusion I have has started to … Continue reading

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