Taken Down by a Pizza

The pizza was the final straw, the last part of a jigsaw that came together to to bring me the special of the day, a shut down. To anyone around I'm sure it looks as though I am behaving like a spoilt child sulking over not getting what they wanted, there may be a tiny … Continue reading Taken Down by a Pizza

Stimming: We’re more alike than you may think.

Stimming is short for self-stimulating, which doesn’t sound great so you can see why it is shortened to stimming. A quick Google search (other search engines are available) will tell you that stimming is repetitive movements, sounds or use of objects. So that’s straight forward then what else is there to say? Well quite a … Continue reading Stimming: We’re more alike than you may think.

The different versions of Me

There is only one you, so they say. Well that may be true but it's not the whole picture. There's the me at home, at work, in public and a thousand variations on this theme. This is the case for everyone I suppose, something we all share to some degree is the adaptation of our … Continue reading The different versions of Me

Finding the Happy in Each Day.

I woke this morning and got up after the alarms I had set had gone through their set series of different sounds and pieces of music. I hadn't slept much during the night, a lot of it was devoted to thinking about the meeting I had today with people I have never met, in a … Continue reading Finding the Happy in Each Day.

Equality is not a resource.

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.

Theresa May, Mental Health and Resilience…

I have mental health difficulties and need support. Not to be treated like a second class citizen.

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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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