Category: Mental Health

Help for Musicians with Mental Health Issues

James Ritter
Musicians - Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash

As we know, issues around mental health can affect anybody at any time. But, recent studies have shown that people working in the music industry are more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population. One survey found that an astonishing 80 percent of musicians suffer feelings of depression, anxiety and stress.  Some […]

Some Thoughts on Loss and the Art of Losing

Paul Ryder

I recently heard the topic ‘The Art of Losing’, discussed on the Radio 4 programme Just a Minute. It was very funny, but not illuminating on the topic itself. I enjoyed it – it was comedy not an education programme. Can Losing be an Art Form? But, losing as an art form? I thought not. […]

Are the British a “Gaslit” Nation?

Annette Shaw

“Gaslighting” has become a widely used term in recent years and its impacts are well documented.  For those who are still not familiar with the meaning of the word, it is a form of psychological manipulation.  The term derives from a 1938 play, Gaslight, and later films, where a husband tries to drive his wife […]

Alcoholic Parents and an Abusive Government

Liz Webster

I am the child of alcoholic parents. You have no idea how hard it is for someone to be able to admit such a thing. It fills you with shame, guilt, doubt and anxiety to accept that the very people who brought you into the world and who you rely on for care are not […]