Jump to:

x Close

  • NHS and Health
  • Poems and pondering on all matters health, and on fighting to defend our NHS.
  • Covid-19
  • Poems and ponderings on the health crisis that hit the world in early 2020.
  • Mental health
  • Examining mental distress and ill-health and the (lack of) support available
  • Transport
  • Public transport - publicly-owned and -accountable, democratically run by workers and passengers, affordable, accessible, safe, efficient, environmentally-friendly ... cor, that'd be good, wouldn't it?!
  • Welfare Benefits
  • We need them. The right wing attacks them.

Spoaken Word Lewes with Priss Nash

Uncensored, Unfiltered, Unapologetic and Oversharing; Priss is a Brighton-based poet/spoken word artist telling their stories through verses, bars and pars. Priss’ work covers a range of hard-hitting subjects with a focus on race, trauma, identity and mental health. Offering an … Read more

Hush on the Bus

333

You can’t say that on the 333 Believe you me The inspector will check and kick you off the upper deck I heard some dude once said it and he had his card well marked for all to see He … Read more

NeurodiVERSE in Preston Park

Janine contributes poetry on the theme of neurodiversity at Preston Park wellbeing hub, Brighton’s only mental health self-referral-based hub for adults.

Who’s the Refuser?

School refuser

Rebecca is a school refuser The lessons confuse her Miss knows her sister is a substance misuser It doesn’t excuse her She’s labelled a shirker, assigned to an overworked social worker, a conflict defuser But Becky’s still a school refuser Mason … Read more

Schools For All? Conference

Janine will be leading workshops on Neurodiversity at this online conference on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities organised by the Socialist Educational Association. Details and registration here.

Poetry in Asylum magazine

Asylum poetry callout

Janine has recently taken over as Poetry Editor of Asylum magazine. Asylum wants your poetry for our radical mental health magazine. Asylum has been running for nearly forty years, providing a platform for all perspectives on mental health. Asylum is influenced and … Read more

Villanelle: A Step or Two

retractable belt stanchion gbcee2961f 1280

Autumn falls and storm clouds brew The post each day brings season’s chill The queue moves on a step or two The last demand is overdue It stands unopened on the sill As autumn falls and storm clouds brew They … Read more