David is a peer trainer for Solent Recovery College, as well as a Side-by-Side network member. During Covid-19 he has been using his experience to support others struggling with their mental health.
Taking your toddler for a Coronavirus test
Rebecca Cowan is a Paediatric Research Nurse for Solent NHS Trust and mum of two, in this blog she shares her experience of having to take her son for a Covid-19 swab.
Turning my craft skills into something useful for the NHS
Katie Jackson is a Side-by-Side member and has a background in textile painting - during lockdown she has channelled her creative streak and love for crafts into a useful contribution to Solent NHS Trust.
Not waiting until this is all over - Paediatric remote consultations
Alexa Gayter is a wife, mother of two, and part-time support worker for older people's mental health. Here she shares her experience of being supported by the Solent Paediatric team through remote consultation during Covid-19.
Embracing Zoom and virtual connectivity
Dr Sarah Williams normally avoids video calls and FaceTime, but in lockdown she has been forced to adapt to using Zoom and has discovered the joy in virtual connectivity.
Stopping smoking while dealing with a mental health condition
Julian shares his journey of successfully quitting smoking whilst having a mental health condition, and with the help of the SCIMITAR research study.
Delivering psychological therapies during Covid-19
Dr Thomas Richardson shares his thoughts and reflections on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted his work and how he delivers psychological therapy.
Recovering from Covid-19 - a Research Nurse's perspective
Solent Research Nurse, Abigail Jones, shares her account of catching and recovering from Coronavirus.
Starting a new Research Nurse role in lockdown
Caitlin Burchett joined the team as a new Research Nurse back in February - just as Covid-19 was starting to appear in the UK. In her first blog, Caitlin shares what it's been like to start a new role whilst the country is in lockdown.
Step into my shoes: The career of a Senior Research Nurse
Senior Research Nurse, Jo Turpitt, shares with us her career journey from ground-breaking clinical trials in the 90's to life changing PrEP IMPACT Trial.