A New Beginning

A New Beginning

Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of Network News.  The daffodils are showing off their beautiful blooms and the birds are starting to make their nests, spring is in the air – a new beginning of nature’s seasons, and so too is it a new beginning for the Network....
Your Voice 2018

Your Voice 2018

SSNMH has been informed that Staffordshire County Council will not be exercising the option to extend the Service User Participation Service (Your Voice) beyond the end of March 2018. The parties are in discussion about the consequences of this decision. It is agreed...
January 2018

January 2018

“Please Sir, I want some more” I like a good quote. The one above is a well-known line from Charles Dickens’ classic book “Oliver Twist”. Sometimes it feels as if all charities are out with their begging bowls. There is a lot of truth in that. We would all like some...

Along the dusty road to happiness…

don’t be fooled by the smile, it’s taken me years to perfect. Happiness is something we all strive for, it’s what people go to look for in every corner of the world and it’s something that roughly 1 in 4 people struggle to feel. To say that I feel the warmth of...
TO THE GIRL WITH THE SMILE

TO THE GIRL WITH THE SMILE

To the girl with the smile, yes you… where did your smile go. Why did you let the happiness you once carried so radiantly across your face slip away so easily? Why did you let your mind win? Why didn’t you fight? Were you afraid? Of course you were The mind of the...
Letting go of perfection

Letting go of perfection

As humans we all have a tendency to strive for perfection in our lives but with me, it all becomes blurred and I can never seem to break away from the mental ‘need’ to be ‘perfect’. Perfect is a term used to describe everything from someone’s talents to someone’s...
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