Monthly Archives: September 2013

27/09/13 £25 thousand

When I was little – you know, that generic age you remember when you were all wide eyed and everything was exciting – I remember doing a number of things that would fall under the heading of ‘naughty’. In my … Continue reading

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Email to Andy Clarke, CEO of Asda UK following sales of the psychiatric patient Halloween costume

Hello Mr Clarke, I’m writing to you in the aftermath of the psycho Halloween outfit racket. I’m currently walking around the edge of the UK to highlight the experiences of people with mental health problems. I’m doing it with no … Continue reading

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26/09/13 Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.

Dissociation – the gift that keeps on giving. It’s a way of being where I’m either unaware of, or I just don’t care about what I’m missing. It’s when I come back that I think GOOD LORD! Suddenly I can … Continue reading

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Small steps (2) 11th September 2013

No whizzes – no bangs. Yesterday went well, I think. I walked around Ilmington for about 10 minutes. The world felt astonishingly loud – huge – bright. The air in my lungs felt different – cleaner – fresher. But I … Continue reading

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Small steps – 9 – 10th September 2013

– when I was a social worker there were a couple of times when I stayed off work for 6 months – I had to go back to work because after that time I had to go onto half pay … Continue reading

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24/07/13 – 01/08/13 Taking it all in my stride (2)

It had been an intense few days. Finally, after spending an hour or so being the camera ninja, Johanna gave me a good ol’ friendly big hug. I was filmed with David – I was filmed with Fran – I … Continue reading

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