Open morning for college

so this morning I went to an open morning. It was an open morning for the mental health in the community college course I want to start. It was very interesting. I realised after going to it that I definitely have an interest in doing this course.
We learned about the course, the structure of it, what we’d be doing etc. We’ll be covering four modules. Policy and practice, WRAP, the theory of mental illnesses, and community development. There will also be a research skill component in the course.
It starts on 5th december. We’ll do the WRAP module before christmas. WRAP usually costs 200 euro for a two day workshop, but they are offering it in this course as part of the course work. Which I am super glad about as I’ve never done WRAP before.
I filled out the application form and tonight I have to write a personal statement about why I want to do the course and about where I’m coming from etc. I plan on putting in it that I am a service user, that I work on friendly call and that I want to do this course both because I work in the field and work with mental illness related issues and also because as a service user and a person with lived experience of mental health difficulties I am really interested in it.
It looks like I might be successful though and get a place on the course. I am hopeful. There are about 25 places for people on the course.
So good things ahead for me if I do this. I am excited. Cant wait to start. Its a year long course. And at the end you graduate with a level six qualification, a certificate in mental health in the community.


Weekend meet and greet, join in!

So I haven’t done this for a while. But this weekend I thought I’d do a meet and greet on my blog. So please do join in!

Rules are simple. Post a link to your blog. Or another blog your loving. Or a post, or posts that you find interesting and want to share.

C’mmon, say hi, would love to hear from all of you!

Don’t be afraid, just say hi, wave, tell me about yourself, etc!

And all important is to share a link to a blog, youtube, twitter, etc anything you fancy sharing!

Looking forward to meeting you all and sharing with you all!

carol anne

Milestone. 3000 followers!

So I did it! I reached 3000 followers on this blog! I am beyond thrilled! 😀 this is great news!

This blog means so much to me. You all mean the world to me. I am so so proud to know each and every one of you. You are all so loyal, and you give me such incredible support.

Thank you guys! You have been amazing!

This community is so amazing. My blog has gone from strength to strength over the past 2 years. I only have all of you to thank for this. I am in awe of how far I’ve come.

Thank you all for sticking with me. I hope my posts inspire you or make you think. I hope my journey isn’t in vein. I don’t think it is though. So many of you have either written me privately, commented on here, liked my posts, etc. I am so grateful for that.

I hope this blog continues to grow over the next 12 months. I will do all I can to grow it, and make it a success. I hope you’ll all come along for the ride.

Thanks again,

Carol anne

The lantern project

Tomorrow I am going to an open day. Its at a place called the lantern project. The lantern project is a community outreach programme here where I live, they run workshops, courses, and a drop in centre, for the community. They are having their open day tomorrow from 12:30 until 2 PM. I decided to go to it. They will be talking about their autumn programme, and people will be able to sign up for the courses they are offering. I might sign up for one. I’m thinking about it anyway. My friend norma is coming with me to the open day. I’m picking her up at 12:15. It should be a nice afternoon. We’ll just have a coffee and listen to what they have to say about the courses they are offering and maybe we’ll also sign up for one of them. Who knows.
carol anne


Just hit 200 thousand views on the blog

Omg guys!
I am beyond excited! This morning I looked at my blog stats, and, I just hit 200 thousand views!
What an achievement!
The blog is going 2 years now. Thats a wonderful milestone to hit in that length of time!
Thanks to everyone who made it possible!
Your an amazing bunch and where would I be without you? 😛
Thanks for all the love and support over these past 2 years.
I appreciate it and I appreciate all of you even more!
Your all the best! 🙂
Thank you again everyone! Heres to another 200 thousand!

carol anne


Monday meet and greet on therapy bits

Hello fellow bloggers! 😀 how are you all doing today?
I thought today I’d do a meet and greet, I havent done one in a little while!
The rules are simple. If you’d like to participate, leave either your own blog link, or some links to posts on your blog that you love or are your favourite posts. You can also leave links to other blogs, or posts on other blogs that you’ve read and liked.
Please reblog and share this post too so that more people can get involved!
Lets do this, its fun to meet new bloggers, and also see some old familiar faces!
Let the party start! So get liking, commenting and reblogging!
You know you want to!

carol anne


#Weekend meet and greet

Welcome to another weekend meet and greet.

Please get comfy put up your feet, sit down, and enjoy the hot coffee, hot chocolate, tea, or whatever it is you like to drink, as you browse others blogs and posts.

Please go ahead and drop your blog link, or another blog link in the comments box. We’d love to read your posts! Or if you have posts you like, please go ahead and drop the links for them in the comments box too!

Most importantly have fun!

Please share and reblog this post for me! the more people who join in with the weekend meet and greet, the better!

have fun! 😀
carol anne