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 –