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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

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

End of the Line

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Walk down locked and empty streets alone, arrive for start of shift, it’s bear-the-brunt time to serve some others’ families not your own Going from the home front to the frontline Frozen pay, now tiny, ice-cold ‘offers’, red-bordered bills alert … Read more