I was intrigued by the idea of strawberry mist – I believe Londoners were treated to clouds of it on New Year’s Eve, with some ‘Peach Snow’ thrown in for good measure. It sounded far more pleasant than it was, I was sure, so I rang my friend who lives in central London to ask […]
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War and Peace According to Orwell, words, properly arranged are as good as ammunition. We all know the pen is mightier than the sword but violence is only half the story. Words also have the power to inspire and heal. When we tell tales we create pictures in our mind’s eye. These are pictures that […]
With all that time on your hands, and with everyone you know at work or looking for work, it’s easy to feel isolated and so ‘of little worth’ to the world. This can have the knock on effect of diminishing your status and leaves you with long periods of time to ruminate on your so […]
Young people who have experienced psychosis created and starred in this production which conveys the atmosphere and full impact of a psychotic episode in a creative and disciplined format.
Alain de Boton gives a fairly eloquent account of the link between anxiety,self worth and the career success culture.
Elyn Saks makes a plea – to treat people with mental health with dignity and respect, in hospital, in the media and in work. She talks eloquently about her own experiences of psychosis.
DO NOT ATTEMPT THE EXERCISE HERE WHILST IN A PSYCHOTIC STATE AS IT MAY INTENSIFY YOUR EXPERIENCE – THE EXERCISE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED PSYCHOSIS AND ARE CURRENTLY ENJOYING A STATE OF RECOVERY AND REFLECTION. A key feature of a psychotic episode is the experience of hallucinations. Embedded in most hallucinations, there […]
Psychosis could include a whole range of symptoms but most people will at some stage appear to lose touch with reality. During a psychotic episode, the brain mis-fires and sends inaccurate or incomplete information to our conscious selves. As a result, we become bewildered and our mental state becomes unpredicatable. Our world looks and feels […]
How will you manage the transition from life in the armed services to life at home, going to a place of work every day – or perhaps not going to work everyday? Now you’re back in civvy street, there are lots of new things for you to learn or to re-learn how to cope with […]