An E-Petition is available to urge the goverment to debate and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families. The petition needs 100,000 signatures to be debated in parliament. If you… Read more
Part 3 – the Eighties The eighties provided the fuel for my major explosion in the nineties, I had little or no contact with services but it was the decade which, with hindsight, could have alerted everyone, including me, of what… Read more
Part 2 – The Seventies I had been at boarding school since I was eleven and had hated every minute of it until I reached seventeen in 1970, with hindsight I realised that I had been experiencing depression at various levels… Read more
Part 1 – The Sixties I didn’t even know that I had visited a psychiatric ward at the age of eight (1961) until around thirty five years later, when my sister asked if I remembered visiting her at Friern Barnet… Read more
Cricketer Michael Yardy hit the headlines after his decision to return home from the England squad because he was experiencing depression. Mental ill health does not discriminate in who it affects. One in four of us experience a mental health problem, so why should sports professionals be immune?
Whether they’re Going Underground, stuck in traffic on the Highway to Hell or taking the Soul Train, workers who listen to music during the morning commute are giving their mental health a boost. Figures released today by the mental health… Read more