A few weeks ago I responded to an advertisement from NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) for the appointment of lay topic expert members on to a Public Health Advisory Committee on Suicide Prevention. I was excited about this timely opportunity – I would meet other people who are passionate about the subject and I would have a chance to contribute constructively and to make an impact on a large scale. It took me a few hours to put the application together. I booked leave for the proposed training days in anticipation and waited patiently for a reply.
I heard from them last week. After careful consideration they had decided not to appoint me on the committee. Bummer!
Well, I can only do what I can do from where I am with what I have.
Like this humming bird –
Oh, what a shame – you would have been excellent. But you are doing great things from where you are already.
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Thank you very much. There is so much more to be done though. It’s good to know I am not alone. You are with me. xxx