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  • 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

Soteria in the Pub, London

Soteria in the Pub

Join us another Soteria in the Pub open mic event to raise awareness for compassionate alternatives for people in distress on Sunday 3rd March 2-6pm at The Betsey Trotwood (EC1R 3BL). This a ticket only event please book online free/donations welcome.

BPD: Bullshit Psychiatric Diagnosis

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Basic problem: dysfunctional brain. Poisonous dynamic. Bad person. Difficult. Branded, pigeonholed, dubbed bonkers, psycho, disturbed. Best put down ‘borderline’. Please don’t bother protesting, dear. Boffin professionals drafted brilliant Ph Ds berating personal downfall Browbeaten patients drop by pharmacy, drugs bring … Read more

Soteria in the Pub

Soteria in the Pub

Join us for Soteria in the Pub, our open mic event to raise awareness for compassionate alternatives in mental health, at The Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon (London EC1R 3BL). Soteria Network is an international movement of service users, survivors, activists, carers and professionals fighting for more humane, … Read more

Language Studies student analyses poem, ‘p.p.e.’

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Language Studies student Fiona Wilson wrote this analysis of Janine’s poem ‘p.p.e.’ for her degree, scoring a distinction.   Introduction This final piece of work, the EMA in fulfilment of the module, asks we students to consider the question “What … Read more

Marxism and Neurodiversity

A panel of Janine, Robert Chapman and Sarah McCulloch discuss how Marxism can contribute to an understanding of neurodiversity and how we can achieve liberation. Part of Workers’ Liberty’s annual Ideas for Freedom festival.

Forty. New. Hospitals.

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Who knew that new need not actually mean new? It might mean refurbished or extended, repurposed or pretended? Who knew? Who’d have thought it, that forty need not actually mean forty? That’s rather naughty It ought to, surely? I’d have … Read more

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