Who made up the rules about what illnesses or symptoms should be shameful?
This will probably go down like a lead balloon....and I will state right away that I am completely happy to be challenged on this - you might even change my mind...but here goes... I know that there has been upset regarding the Lisa Fowler storyline in EastEnders. Her character returned to the Square and within … Continue reading EastEnders: Is it wrong to portray somebody with mental illness talking to themselves?
Last night's Horizon - Why did I go mad? - was more refreshing than a Boxing Day Dip in the North Sea. You brace yourself for the cold, but you come out feeling warmed up and energised. The after effects of watching are still with me. Why? Because it allowed us to see value in, … Continue reading Taking your fears into relationship therapy – a Horizon review
Today's instalment in Standard Issue Magazine discussing psychosis and stigma with Alastair Campbell. The year 2016 is drawing to a close. And you could say it’s been one hell of a rollercoaster ride in terms of politics. Well, I say rollercoaster: it’s actually been a one-way, never-ending log flume plunging us into the murky waters … Continue reading It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer….Political Strategist
My latest piece for Standard Issue magazine. A tribute to an old friend. If you lived a quaint village life, you inevitably had to learn to drive. East Yorkshire villages didn’t have the same level of drama as Emmerdale. Well… unless you listened to the gossip from the Bay Horse pub. But that was mainly … Continue reading A tribute to the village genius