I know I’m a bit late, as we’ve had patchy Internet, but I’m re-blogging this for Clive. It’s not too late though to sign up for ‘Time to Change’.

On another note, at the moment I cannot access any of my emails. So please be patient if any of you are waiting for an answer from me. I don’t think I will be able to read any emails until I return home on Tuesday.

Take It Easy


Not that I needed the reminders, but my inbox has been receiving a steady flow of emails about World Mental Health Day (WMHD), which is marked each year on 10 October. This date is recognised by the World Health Organisation and the theme for the year is set by the World Federation for Mental Health. This year’s theme is suicide prevention.

Having had mental health problems myself – mostly depression and anxiety-related – I feel very lucky that I have never once had the remotest hint of a suicidal thought. Others are, sadly, far worse off than I in this respect, and I am pleased that this subject is receiving so much attention. For so long it has been one of those taboo subjects of which we dare not speak, choosing instead to brush it under the figurative carpet.

This week has seen the launch of the Every Mind Matters…

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