Category mental health promotion

Dignity and Light

Dignity and Light posterTwo new poem collections are about to be uploaded on the website of the project I run, called “Poems for…“.

One of them is on Learning Disability and is called “Poems for… Bridges to Learning Disability”  The other… Continue reading Dignity and Light

Mental Health Witness – Marketing “Recovery”

In the mental health services, the “Recovery Model” has achieved good sales in recent years. Good pitch, good branding. Upwardly-mobile managers and organisations able to lay claim to being passionate about “recovery” win brownie-points and funding. We function in that sort of climate these days, in the care services.

Mental Health Witness – Who’s a Skiver, then ?

George Osborne’s division of the nation into Us “Strivers”  and Them “Skivers” (but weren’t  we once “all in this together” ?) has reminded me of some nineteenth century history I learned at school. It provides some context for Osborne’s venomous jingle two centuries later, and a way of measuring its quality and pedigree.

The “Poems for…” project – a new collection has been uploaded , crossing new frontiers

A new collection of mainly bilingual poems has been uploaded on the Poems for… website. It consists of sixty poems, most of them bilingual.

Eventually this sixty will join and become one with the collection of forty five poems  launched a few years ago, called “Poems for… One World.”

The new collection has… Continue reading The "Poems for..." project - a new collection has been uploaded , crossing new frontiers

And what is Art for, then ?

For the first time on this blog, on this New Year’s Day, I want simply to report on something I did recently. I’m proud of it, but am also still absorbing what it meant.

Half way through December, I ran a “Mental Health Arts” evening in a church assembly room, part of an inner-city… Continue reading And what is Art for, then ?

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