I met the first Transgender person I ever knew when I started out as a comedian back in 1999. It was at a workshop run by the Stand Comedy club for new wanna be comedians. The woman's name was Karen and I remember her making me really laugh out loud when she sang a song,… Continue reading Inclusivity And The Arts. One Size Fits All. (John)
Although it is not for everybody I believe there is a lot of positives to be found in the world that is Social Media. I also believe the good it does for our mental well being way outdoes the bad. FRIENDS. In my life social media started with the site Friends Reunited. Those that remember… Continue reading Social Media and our Mental Well Being.
As a mature student currently sitting a degree, I've become only to well aware that our latest generation of bright young people are facing major obstacles in their lives. They have no hope of a home, they are saddled with huge debts for an education, there is no real social support network to stop them… Continue reading Government plans to tackle mental health crisis ‘will fail a generation’ (John)
While Elle takes a break from the blog I've decided to put up some articles in relation to how government policy is impacting on mental health and society in general. I've commented on these subjects personally before. (See below) A recent landmark study has just linked Tory Austerity to 120’000 deaths. Sick Government = Sick Society. This… Continue reading DWP’s fit-to-work tests ‘cause permanent damage to mental health’, study finds
As I mentioned yesterday I used to write another blog prior to this called Dissent. So over the next few days I'm going to take some stuff from that to provide some content here. I'll admit this blog I'm going to re-post does step away a bit from mental health. However, it is all about… Continue reading Grenfell Tower Remembered. (John)