So it's been a fairy eventful week, one that has included experiences that left me shocked, scared and worried for the future but also overwhelming grateful, loved, cared for and hopeful. Seven days ago with no little amount of anxiety I along with my wife and best friend made our way to the Shalbourne Suite … Continue reading Mixed Emotions
A few events have happened over the last week that have left me wondering about the nature of conflict. Conflict exists to varying degrees everywhere, it sits within each of us expanding outwards touching not only those around us but also others with whom we have no contact or knowledge. Not all conflict is "bad" … Continue reading Conflict?
So all children have to attend school where the rules are the same for all and more often than not they wear a uniform to promote equality and prevent students from being singled out. Schools up and down the country will say they promote equality and equal opportunities and many do try very hard to … Continue reading Does your child get treated equally?
If I have three apples and there are twelve people than I am left with a decision, I could keep them to myself, I could share them out between a few, I could share them out unequally or I could share them equally. I have only a finite number of apples and whatever I do … Continue reading Equality is not a resource.
I have mental health difficulties and need support. Not to be treated like a second class citizen.
This week has seen Theresa May shouting her mouth off about “Mental Health” – Apparently, the problem is stigma, and we all need to talk about our mental health and all will be well with the world (That’s a trap by the way)
I could write for a long time about how utterly offensive I find it for the leader of this government, and this particular party to dare to isolate “mental health” as an individual, personal problem that many of us just happen to have, that occurs in isolation from the socio-political context for which they are directly responsible. I won’t do that – not too much anyway. I’m actually getting quite bored of reviews, and IAPT, and “parity of esteem” and however many shades of “doing nothing while making it look like we’re doing something so that we can shut up those who criticise us and make the…
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