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Access – a recipe for excellence

Tonight is one of my favourite nights of the year, the Stelios Foundation Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs. I’ve been to this ceremony for the last three years, not least because the first time I was there I actually won the award, the top prize of £30 000, for my mental health diary app, Mental Snapp.…

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World Mental Health Day in Community

It’s World Mental Health Day and I’m spending it in community. It’s the biggest stigma busting thing you can do for mental health, is talk about it. Talk about it seems to be everywhere right now, and this is only a good thing. As I’m writing this right now, I’m on a bus to Peckham,…

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Beyond Fear

I am massively influenced in my thinking about mental health by two books which tackle the drivers of poor mental health. There is a saying in psychotherapy circles, “Name it to tame it”. This applies to emotions, when feeling out of control of emotions, the first step is to name them and identify the pain…

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#mentalhealthartists

A few weeks back me and a few mental health mates started meeting on a regular basis to chuck a ball around, have some mindful moments and support each other in our mental health creativity missions. It was liberating, and some extraordinary things are coming out of some very ordinary moments that we shared together. …

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