The third diary.

There was a story doing the rounds a few years ago that a certain ex-government minister had three diaries. The first was full of public engagements that everybody knew about and the second contained engagements that his team purposefully leaked to the press. The whole point of the second diary was that nobody thought to … More The third diary.

11,840,000 lives written off. Anyone think that’s fair?

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is ‘dignity’. Can there be dignity in mental health? There should be, but a lot needs to change. For a start, mental health issues need to be put on an equal footing with physical health complaints and that means more than just throwing … More 11,840,000 lives written off. Anyone think that’s fair?

Belonging and the power of punctuation.

I’m not one to follow trends. I’m usually much happier doing my own thing, probably because I rarely feel accepted by society, communities or groups of people. It might be more accurate to say that I feel unacceptable but whatever the truth is, I’m definitely more comfortable walking my own path. Recently two events have challenged this view. … More Belonging and the power of punctuation.