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We believe people can and do recover from "mental illness" - because we are living it. We believe in the power of supporting each other: learning from and with each other. You are welcome to join us..

‘Psychosis’: bending reality to see round corners – Paul Fletcher


“Psychosis” is a term little understood, yet much misunderstood, much overused and much misused. And it scares the living crap out of our society but it doesn’t have to. It’s a description – of an experience. One that’s more common … Continue reading

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This is America – Childish Gambino


This. This is America (woo, aye) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away Yeah, … Continue reading

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Trying to control the mind is like trying to flatten out water – Prince Ea


Trying to control the mind is like trying to flatten out water Prince Ea So your mind is outta control, huh? You wanna control the mind? Well, guess what? You can’t do it. Nobody can do it. Trying to control the mind … Continue reading

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New York’s ‘Parachute’ programme for people with acute mental distress lands in the UK


From 2015,  The Guardian on how NY Parachute programme incorporates ideas and practices from Finnish Open Dialogue and how lessons being learned are being incorporated into Peer Supported Open Dialogue in UK. It’s time we made mental health services more … Continue reading

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How the modern world makes us mentally unwell


From School of Life, Some of the ways that modern world we’ve built for ourselves and each other leads to so many of us struggling and becoming un-well. It’s so prevalent that we had to invent a name to call how we … Continue reading

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Madness, yet there is method in it… Vitor Pordeus


The world needs more Vitor Pordeus.  

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Soulful Strut – Young-Holt Unlimited


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Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto – Summer 2018


Many human experiences like hearing voices have, in our culture, been mystified and made taboo and yet are remarkably common. Making experiences harder to talk about makes these experiences harder to live with and harder to learn how we might … Continue reading

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psychosis is…


Psychosis is a situation in which I’m struggling so much that you notice and you want me to take drugs so you can feel better. from psychosis2.0

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Entangled with a past in the present – John Borrows


Still figuring on the different ways I realise it means something for me,  but this is my favourite thing I heard anyone say in 2017. Heard during one of a series fo three talks John gave on Seven Grandmothers, and on drawing  … Continue reading

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