Louise's Story - Autism and Anorexia

In this guest blog Louise tells us about her experiences of having Autism and an Eating Disorder and the difference the Tuke Centre made to her life.

Tommy on Tour

Tommy Whitelaw national dementia campaigner, blogs about himself and his make a difference campaign prior to his talk at The Retreat in November

Physio Blog #3 - Aerobic Exercise

Our resident Physiotherapist Susan Calvert talks about Aerobic Exercise, why it's important and some simple ways to ensure you're getting yours.

Amy's Story

In September Amy ran a half marathon in aid of The Retreat and the Naomi unit on which she had previously stayed. She wanted to share her story in the hope that it and the money she raised, would help other people in their recovery journey. Warning- contains a very sad story with a real life happy ending.

My Experience in The Recovery College York

My experience of the Recovery College has been fantastic and I feel so differently about my life from when I started. I've struggled with depression and anxiety for a long time. Until this year I had trouble taking part in life and found doing pretty much anything exhausting. I didn't believe I was capable of living a normal life or contributing to anything.

Physio Blog #2 - How to get your 30 minutes

In the second of our Physiotherapy features, Susie Calvert talks about how to get your weekly exercise by breaking it down into manageable chunks

Why Labels Matter

The media storm over Robin Williams sad death this week has had David Smith thinking yet again about labels and how we use them so frequently and sometimes damagingly in both society and particularly within mental health services.

Physio Blog #1 - The Importance of Exercise

The Retreat's Physiotherapist, Susie Calvert reflects on the importance of exercise and the effects of the recent government changes.

Medical Psychotherapy by Fenella Lemonsky

I was asked by the Communications Team if I would like to write a guest blog. I was chuffed to be asked as I have so many thoughts about The Retreat although I have never actually used the hospital myself.

20 Top commissioning tips from somebody who has never commissioned

I’ve never been a public sector commissioner but I’ve worked alongside many over many years. I’ve been tinkering with this post for a long time...

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