Each afternoon in Granada, each afternoon, a child dies. Each afternoon the water sits down and chats with its companions. The dead wear mossy wings. The cloudy wind and the clear wind are two pheasants in flight through the towers, and the day is a wounded boy. Read more
‘When You Make Your Trauma a Crucial Aspect of Your Identity, it Becomes Harder to Heal from It’? by Dina Poursanidou
The other day I came across an article entitled ‘The problem with safer spaces’ (https://opendemocracy.net/transformation/clare-mohan/problem-with-safer-spaces). One of the claims in the article is that ‘when you make your trauma a crucial aspect of your identity, it becomes harder to heal from it’. Read more
‘Co-Production’ in Mental Health Research And Education At The 2014 Service User Academia Symposium-Wellington, New Zealand, 1-2 December by Dina Poursanidou
On 1st and 2nd December I attended the 2014 Service User Academia Symposium that was held at the University of Otago in Wellington, New Zealand. The theme of the symposium was ‘Creating Connections – Building Bridges Together’ so ‘co-production’ in mental health research and education was the main focus of presentations and discussions at the symposium. Read more
Brilliant cartoon by Merinda Epstein (http://www.ourconsumerplace.com.au/article?id=5009)….
A couple of days ago I saw Not About Heroes– an immensly powerful and profoundly moving piece of theatre written by Stephen MacDonald. The play chronicles the relationship and deep love between Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon – widely recognised as two of the greatest poetic voices of the First World War. Read more
‘Mad Studies’ is an emergent body of knowledge/scholarship in the field of mental health in the UK that has attracted considerable attention and debate. Read more