Category Archives: hospitality

#42Days A #HungerStrke in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 4

Hi folks – instead of the usual blog today, I’m attaching my Video Blog for your perusal. Comments welcome in the usual way.  Walk a Mile Chris

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03/11/17 #42Days A Hunger Strike Day 3

Just to recap – I’ve decided to go on hunger strike in protest against the continued roll out of Universal Credit in the UK.  Conversations are beginning to happen… The vast majority of folk who’ve been in touch with me … Continue reading

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31/10/17 #42Days A Hunger Strike

Tomorrow, on the first of November, I’ll be going on hunger strike for 42 days.  I’d really rather not be doing this, but it’s my aim over those 6 weeks to help me focus on the plight of the hundreds … Continue reading

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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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