Category Archives: social work

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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22/03/17 From Blog to Vlog

Yes, I know it’s been a while – I’ve been going through a period of er…quiet reflection. As you may, or may not, know – Walk a Mile in My Shoes is going through a period of change – of … 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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12/04/16 A hanging! A hanging! Oh goody, a hanging! 

This week, Stephen Fry has been called out as an all round bad guy when he, according to the Guardian, exclaimed the following when talking about the self pity he believes that motivates individual requests for trigger warnings… “It’s a … Continue reading

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