UPDATE ON PREVIOUS ISSUES
Campaigners fear that government “pilot schemes” to “help unemployed people with mental health problems find work” will lead to people being bullied off benefits and will not address the causes of mental ill-health.
An attempt to put the ups and downs of depression into verse ...
Bright skies, natural highs,
Summer haze, happy days,
Good things ... mood swings
Dark cloud, not proud
Guilt, shame, down again
Life’s shit, deep pit
Break down, sink, drown,
Gasp for air, nothing there,
No hope, can’t cope
Tunnel light out of sight
Ranting, railing, falling, failing
Janine contributes to an evening of poetry and music performances that challenge the culture of diagnosis and disorder and the pathologising of emotional distress.
Janine is one of the guests on this monthly mental-health-and-arts gig, with this month's theme being neurodiversity.
Expect poetry, politics and polemic!
On Zoom and Facebook Live. Links to follow.
This is provisional, and dependant on public health guidance continuing to allow reopening of facilities. Please contact your RMT branch secretary for information.
As RMT's National Education Centre reopens, with safety measures in place, Janine will be tutoring a week-long residential course on mental health.
- part of Kent Branch NEU Equalities Mental Health Awareness Day
9.30-4.00, 29th February 2020
Thanington Resources Centre
Janine is the guest poet at this month's Survivors' Poetry, hosted by the long-running arts organisation which promotes poetry by survivors of mental distress.
MC: Alistair Murray
Resident musician: Dave Russell
Open mic slots available (sign up fom 6.30pm).
In conjunction with RMT, Janine will be running a one-day training course on Mental Health in the Workplace, at a venue near London Bridge. More details to follow.
Janine will be tutoring this week-long residential course at RMT's National Educational Centre in Doncaster.
If you are an RMT member and wish to attend, please contact your branch secretary.