Dialect – 100 Words

Dialect supports the delivery of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy by improving the users ability to learn new skills. It achieves this by supporting the relationship between therapist and patient and making practising new techniques more effective. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is especially good at easing the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As our understanding of these conditions improves so must the way that we teach these therapeutic skills. Dialect presents useful techniques Read more…

Dialect – Critical Reflection

It would appear that the time to take on the task of reflecting on the last eight months of my life has finally come. I have to take a moment to refocus my mind to begin to conceive of how to do this in a concise way (hint: I’m not a concise person). My personal identity and the way that I fit into the world has changed so much recently that it can be hard Read more…

What’s Next?

So, What’s next for Open Ears? The project itself was created off the back of the University of Dundee’s first ever Global Health Challenge. As a result we’re valued as evidence of the success that challenge can bring to aspiring students. I also want to promote the benefits of this challenge as it allowed me to build my confidence in my design skills and attain top 5 in the Converge Challenge 2017. We had been Read more…

#CC17Awards

I attended the Converge Challenge 2017 Awards on the 28th September 2017 at the Glasgow Science Centre. I was a top 5 finalist in the Social Enterprise Category with my Social Enterprise Open Ears. The event was hosted by the Director of the Converge Challenge, Dr Olga Kozlova and consisted of a dinner and award ceremony. I travelled down to the Glasgow SEC and stayed at the Campanile hotel. It was a really nice day Read more…

Paper Business

With the upcoming Converge Challenge awards ceremony on the 28th September at the Glasgow Science Center I’ve created some very simple business cards for my Social Enterprise, ‘Open Ears’. These are designed to drive people to my website to promote who I am and what I do and also provide a means of contact for myself. I also recently got my first mobile phone since 2008. People really don’t take you seriously unless you own Read more…