As the weather gets colder here in the UK, I’m gearing up to head to warmer climes. Next month I’m lucky enough to be spending a few weeks in Australia – Melbourne and Sydney, more specifically. Whilst it’s primarily a trip to introduce my daughter to some of my closest friends, it would be weird […]
BBC and Various News Sources
This week I was one of three contributors with personal experience of things that often get called ‘psychosis’ (hearing voices, seeing visions and paranoia) on the BBC Documentary ‘Why Did I Go Mad?’. The title, suggested by one of Jacqui Dillon’s voices, was deliberately provocative in order to challenge what we mean by madness and – […]
I’m working with Chocolate Films to create a series of animation shorts aimed at people with either a learning disability and/or a mental health problem. Each one of these will feature a particular barrier that has emerged from our engagement with community groups and people with lived experience of these issues. I need your help to share ideas, experiences and quotes that people can relate to.
Children Hearing Voices: What you need to know and what you can do Dr Sandra Escher, a senior researcher at Maastricht University, is releasing an exciting new book aimed at young people who hear voices and the people who support them. As someone who remembers seeing and hearing things in my youth, I really believe […]