Mike's Blog

Mike’s Blog | “We need to be united as a family as we develop”

In his latest blog, NAViGO Director of Operations Mike Reeve talks about the organisation as a family and encourages staff to come forward with new ideas.

#BrightBlueMonday | “Enjoy what comes and don’t dwell on what you can’t control”

In our final #BrightBlueMonday blog, young reporter Anna Marsden insists that we shouldn’t feel weighed down by the dreaded ‘Blue Monday’ tag.

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#BrightBlueMonday | Looking at loneliness through an introvert’s eyes

As #BrightBlueMonday nears, Yasmin Salt blogs about how loneliness affects her and other introverts – and reveals one of her best coping mechanisms.

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#BrightBlueMonday | "Everybody needs a friend at rough times in their lives"

With #BrightBlueMonday coming up, a creative writer considers how initiating a simple conversation could mean the world to a lonely person.

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#BrightBlueMonday | Walking football helped tackle my husband's loneliness after illness

As it’s #BrightBlueMonday next week, one woman explains how an unorthodox sport helped her husband get the ball rolling after illness.

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#BrightBlueMonday | Reading can combat loneliness

With #BrightBlueMonday in mind, young reporter May Woods considers the effect reading can have on loneliness.

'Meeting the Mental Health Crisis Need'
- Mike Reeve, Director of Operations for NAViGO

Following a lively twitter debate, Mike Reeve shares his thoughts on mental health crisis services.

'Lessons of Hope & Recovery'
- Yasmin Salt

27-year-old Yasmin Salt has lived with an eating disorder for a large part of her life. This is her story. 

'Michael's Journey'
- An employment journey

Tukes staff member Michael shares his employment journey, from volunteering and a work placement to an apprenticeship and permanent contract!

'The Great British Open Water Swim Off'
- Ellie Walsh swimming for Star Wards

Ellie Walsh, Assistant Director – Adult Acute/Rehabilitation  Mental Health Services, blogs about her work with Star Wards and swimming charity challenge.

'A Personal Journey | Coping with Stress'
- Mental Health Awareness Week

Kick starting Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, Michael Palmer – NAViGO Community Services Manager, shares his personal journey learning to cope with stress.

'A Message from Mike'
- Director of Operations at NAViGO

Mike Reeve, Director of Operations, talks passionately about NAViGO Health and Social Care and the outstanding care we provide in his first attempt at blogging!