Collaboration and Sharing Knowledge


It has been a very busy 18 months and the hard work is definitely paying off. The funny thing is, as the incredible golfer Gary Player was famously quoted as saying, the more you practice the luckier you get, it is so true.

Persistence, focus and determination to succeed, along with the adaptability to changing circumstance because, “No plan survives first contact with the enemy”, are essential elements in staying on the right path to fulfil your aims in life.

I have worked extremely hard, along with my friend and cofounder of Icarus, David Bellamy, to develop a system that provides immediate access to mental health treatment for veterans and all UK uniformed services. It is designed to help from crisis point right through to being self sustaining again, and to work with GP’s and other mental health professionals, as well as other organisations and charities to access practical help that they need.

This spirit of collaboration and sharing knowledge is fundamental in helping not just other people but also ourselves. This is why when I was approached by the marvellous Samantha Field at Field & Field to join her and Dr Iain McGilchrist at their 4 day event in June, The Divided Brain, to present my work based around the Immediate Care Process that we use at Icarus to work with those at crisis point I absolutely jumped at the chance.

This is a fantastic event filled with leaders in their fields of expertise and incredible to see how their work links in with Iain McGilchrist’s in how each hemisphere is responsible in different ways for different elements of who and how we are. He has shaken up old theories and created deep discussion and understanding and this is why it is such a fascinating event to be part of.

I will be running a 1.5 hour workshop on Sunday 9th June. If you have not heard of this event and want to know more the link is below, I highly recommend you take a look and if you have the time to attend it will be well worth booking your place sooner rather than later.

http://www.field-field.com/courses/iain-mcgilchrist-exploring-the-divided-brain/

Hope to see you there.

Simon