Trigger warning: discussion of disability-hate, autism discrimination, and violence by and against disabled people. Longer read than my normal posts. This week, autism's in the news. Unfortunately, it's attached to a violent young white man with murderous intent. Whilst the child victim faces agonising and slow recovery, from an attack intended to kill him, Jonty … Continue reading Tate Attack: When Carers Act As Security, We’re Turning People Into Monsters.
There's a shortage of validation for mental health. For most people, the advice they get when they are struggling is generic, archaic, unhelpful, not relatable, or all of the above. If you've been through this yourself, or have tried to help someone else, you'll know it's often hard to know what to say outside … Continue reading My Top 6 Easy Tips for Awesome Validation in Mental Health
Edit 29/5/17 I originally had more detail in this, but I've taken some of it out to protect confidentiality a little more and make it less identifiable. My work is in mental health, and I get very excited about it, so first, here's a bit more about my work, because I will be talking about … Continue reading A bit about “The Work”: Being a mental health Recovery Support Worker