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#42Days A #HungerStrke in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 8

On Monday, I went down to the Houses of Parliament to support the fine people of the Shaw Mind foundation and Heads Together as we watched a debate on whether mental health education should be made mandatory in schools.  They … Continue reading

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18/04/17 It’s good to talk…or…let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water…

Just recently I read a well thought out piece, ‘Suicide is Outside Me’ where the author, Dariusz Galasinski, speaks out against the current ‘It’s good to Talk’ rhetoric put forward by well meaning charities (including ours! Gulp! More in that … 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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06/08/16 Shit science and lazy reporting tells us that nearly everyone is a prejudicial bastard

Pitchforks? Check. Torches? Check. Hoards of angry villagers? Check. Shall we begin?  This week I read an article in the Independent that tells us that  ‘Majority of Britons ‘uncomfortable’ letting someone with mental illness look after their child, study finds’ … Continue reading

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12/01/15 I Love You

Yes, I know it sounds creepy, yes, I know we haven’t met. I don’t know that much…scratch that…I don’t know ANYTHING about you. Well, ANYTHING is a bit of an exaggeration. I saw this guy on the news – I … Continue reading

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18/06/13 I’m not scared of you

Back in the ’80’s, when I was studying for a degree in psychology at the citadel of learning that was North East London Polytechnic, I filled my long summer holidays working as a nursing assistant at St Andrews psychiatric hospital … Continue reading

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Swivel eyed loons or, ‘Hey, I resemble that remark!’ 19/05/13

On my recent walk with a talk around the town of my birth I asked the audience to yell out disparaging words for people with a mental malady. Between us, me and a couple of plants in the crowd came … Continue reading

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