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?
Be afraid: I’ve started going to boxing classes. It’s all part of Mind’s ‘Get Set to Go‘ program, which aims to improve the lives of 75,000 people with mental health problems through access to sport in their communities. I think Therapist #1 might have been right when he kept going on about me having issues with … More Peace, prejudice and pugilism.
I’m angry. Really frickin’ angry. This isn’t like me at all – usually any anger I feel is self-directed and turns into loathing before I can recognise what it is. Today I’m a maelström of rage and frustration. Get me. On the ‘About’ section of my Twitter and Facebook pages I write: “I’m supposed to … More Welcome to the sharp end of austerity.
I started the CNS blog to share my experiences of the mental health system in the UK, so it’s always going to be a little political. Sometimes those politics have to get specific. There’s been a lot of talk from our returning government about their policies being great for the economy and for businesses. I have … More We’re not an economy, we’re a society