5 essential non-fiction reads based on mental health issues
Jobseekers allowance, Universal Credit, ‘The Dole - money off the government given to those out of work to help them survive. Some of those on benefits claim because they find themselves unemployed and need to pay the rent and put food on the table. Others get money for extended periods because certain circumstances leave them … Continue reading Benefits: Not Every Claimant is a Jeremy Kyle Pantomime Villain
As part of their 2015 general election campaign, the Liberal Democrats have pledged to fund mental health by an extra £3.5bn, yet I think this promise is more insulting than inspiring. In The Guardian, Nick Clegg described mental health equality as a “liberal mission” and said that £1bn had already been secured as part of the coalition budget. In the same article, … Continue reading Liberal Democrats Mental Health Pledge Adds Insult to Injury
Dear Katie, Earlier today it came to my attention that you had tweeted your opinions about depression – the biggest mental health issue that faces this country, bar your ignorance. Many believe that the opinions you spout are nothing more than a cry for attention much like when a dog defecates for the attention of … Continue reading An Open Letter to Katie Hopkins
Last night Lady Gaga took to the stage at her penultimate UK gig at Sheffield’s Motorpoint arena supported by acts Breedlove and Chew Fu and Lady Starlight. Just before taking the stage Lady Gaga’s close friend and New York performance artist Lady Starlight mixed thundering dance beats that echoed throughout the arena and wouldn’t out … Continue reading Lady Gaga at Sheffield: A force to be reckoned with.
"There are no 'Get Well Soon' cards with mental illness" - Trisha Goddard. (However, it would be nice.) Having my own mental health issues, I know how difficult it can be to open up to someone and tell them what you are going through. There is a stigma that is attached to mental health and this is a … Continue reading Opening up: helping you weather the storm.
On the 1st of November, Meadowhall is to play host to the final mobile screening session for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) a condition found predominantly in men. This will be the second and final time that the mobile screenings will be held at the South Yorkshire shopping centre, which saw dozens of male shoppers board … Continue reading Last chance for men to board bus for “life saving” screening at Meadowhall