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About martinupfold

Hi I am Martin Upfold and I am a father, husband, army veteran, student of photography and citizen journalist. Dealing with bipolar and depression, tackling it head on. I am sustained by my lovely wife Sarah and we have two beautiful sons Brendan, our youngest and Kieran, our eldest who has Aspergers Syndrome which is on the Autistic Spectrum. What I do to cope with my situation is to do photography and occasionally blog about it.

Bipolar Me- The job hunting continues

Well, the end of year is here and it has been a year to leave behind. 2016- a year you want to forget. That said it hasn’t been all bad. I’m settled in myself and I feel that it is … Continue reading

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Bipolar Me- My Recent Photography

It’s been a while since I’ve typed anything. So here goes. This week I decided to get out of the house as I’ve been kicking my heels with boredom.  staring at the four walls is never good or healthy for … Continue reading

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Kieran and me

After the reasonable success of my last blog about Kieran I want to talk about my relationship with Kieran and how we basically live together. Kieran and mines relationship is far from ideal. It is a relationship full of love, … Continue reading

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Kieran.

There are many aspects to my life. My bipolar [BD], my photography and my family. These three things make up my life. Another additional aspect to these three is Kieran who has Aspergers Syndrome [AS], which is on the Autistic … Continue reading

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Bipolar Me- Jobhunting continues

It has been a struggle to maintain a sense of purpose and momentum when it comes to the job hunting front. My personal morale is a delicate and precious thing that I am painfully aware of is in short supply. … Continue reading

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Bipolar Me- Job hunting and interviews

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog. It’s been a time of big decisions for me. One decision I’ve made is that I am going to attempt to return to the world of work, whether I am ready … Continue reading

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Bipolar Me- Work experience Day One

This week has been extraordinary . I went on works experience with the Hull Daily Mail [HDM], the local paper in Hull and the East Riding. This came about due to my blogging about photography and my mental health issues. … Continue reading

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