The Ramp

There's a strange sort of inevitability about finally having a storm around ableism that's started by the existence of a ramp. It's one of the first examples that most people think of when talking about accessibility, a lack of one is the opening scene in the Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson's autobiography - a book that was … Continue reading The Ramp

Mental Health Awareness Week: An Updated Spotter’s Guide

It's that time of the year again folks!  Yes glory be, it's the middle of May and it is once again 'Mental Health Awareness Week' here in the UK.  Not to be outdone, the US designates May as 'Mental Health Awareness Month' thus ensuring that we get subjected to a deluge of platitudes and sugarcoating … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: An Updated Spotter’s Guide

Mental Health and the Other ‘S’ Word

Today I'd like to share some thoughts with you.  These are thoughts about mental health, public perceptions of it, and one especially touchy subject that many people find difficult to talk about.  It's a dirty word uttered in hushed voices, and it begins with 'S'.  It's also my least favourite word in the mental health … Continue reading Mental Health and the Other ‘S’ Word

Coronavirus Stress Response Disorder – And How To Avoid It.

If you listen carefully right now you'll hear something that's actually been getting louder in past couple of weeks.  It is certainly easier to hear it with all this social distancing reducing traffic and background noise, but it's unmistakable and picking up steam.  It's the drumbeat of a deluge of hot takes telling us that … Continue reading Coronavirus Stress Response Disorder – And How To Avoid It.