Category Archives: hospitality

17/05/17 I love Tories!!!

Who the…? How the…? What the…? You know, you can be quite eloquent when you put your mind to it… No, I haven’t changed. I’m still the same old left of left leaning idealist who thinks that people are fabulous.  … Continue reading

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20/01/17 #MadLivesMatter The 4 A’s 

Awareness Action Accountability  Atttudes The world of the mental health campaigner can be challenging, confusing and riddled with pitfalls. I think, for too long, I’ve been sharing up to date articles and reports to all in sundry with the mistaken … Continue reading

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10/10/16 We’re a SCIO!!!!

Sorry, you’re a WHAT now? SCIO – isn’t that a yogurt?  We’re a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation – take a look at what that is here I think I liked the yogurt better… After months of hard work, we’re now registered … Continue reading

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11/09/16 Prejudice

  prejudice ˈprɛdʒʊdɪs/ noun 1.  preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. “English prejudice against foreigners” synonyms: preconceived idea, preconception, preconceived notion; prejudgement “male prejudices about women” Well that appears to be an entirely unpleasant thing, … Continue reading

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21/08/16 Walk a Mile in My Shoes – it starts with YOU

Talking to Alison Meiklejohn, a non-executive member of the Lothian NHS Board at the letswalkamile event at the Royal Edinburgh (psychiatric) Hospital’s Fete at the weekend, I realised that even with all my experience in all things mental, I’m still … Continue reading

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09/07/16 You’re an attention seeking…

Imagine you woke up this morning and your world had changed.  When I say the world, I mean the world’s perception of you.  You haven’t changed. You’re still the same old…same old…you.  But something rather weird had happened. Someone…you’re not … Continue reading

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24/06/16 It’s hug a Brexiter day!

On reflection, perhaps it wasn’t the best way to run a campaign to imply…ok, to state implicitly…that 50%…oops, slightly more than 50% of people in the UK were either thick or racist…probably both.  £240 billion. Give or take – that’s … Continue reading

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