Juice

Food and Mood and Juice I am always interested in how food affects my mood and wellbeing. Recently a friend gave me an old juicer that she didn’t need any more. This is where the fun began. It was brilliant working out which combinations of fruit and veg worked together but here are two recipes…

JJ Pauls story of peer support

Here our friend from Uganda JJ Paul shares his story of hope through peer support.   MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA HAS NO POWER IN THE FACE OF LOVE AND COMPASSION, TRUE MEANING OF MENTAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT WORK- A STORY FROM ARUA. Everybody in this world is equal and yet we are all very different in…

Bens your voice article

Ben, a recovery tutor at SHSC writes about the stigma and isolation of a mental health diagnosis, the value of being an expert by experience and the need for a person centred approach to recovery.       What brought you /how did you come into contact with mental health services? Unfortunately my first few…

Shaun Hunt

Shauns your voice article

Shaun on why the medicalisation of symptoms like hearing voices can be unhelpful and the importance to mental health recovery of having someone who believes in you.         What brought you /how did you come into contact with mental health services? There wasn’t a particular thing or event that led to me…

soup

Caribbean Turkey Soup

Caribbean Turkey Soup Because I am a mental health service user, I am interested in different techniques that can be used to reinforce a positive state of mind. I have found out over years of battling with mental health problems that there is no magic wand cure but there are ways that you can improve…