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I just had a phone call from my boss. I've been fired. Wow.

January 18, 2012

When I saw the story about Roy (find him on Twitter @badlydrawnroy) and his experience of work place discrimination, I couldn’t help but be shocked and awed.

I was shocked that when he disclosed his mental illness (depression) to his boss, her reply was:

We're a small company, there's no room for passengers.

It’s not a crime to be honest about how we’re really feeling...

January 16, 2012

Time to Change blogger MandieI walked out of the door, and as I shut the drive gates I noticed how my trousers were so loose around my waste that if I breathed in deeply they would probably fall off...The diet was working.

I jumped in the car turned, smiled at my 3 year old son and 6 month old daughter and started singing as I pulled away from the drive. The sun was shining and we were off to meet friends.

Why it’s time we talk about mental health

January 12, 2012


Photo of man in rainjacketI used to be an actor, but following a brain tumour, I experienced severe mental health difficulties which led to me feeling suicidal and then in 2006 I was voluntarily sectioned. 

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