Hi! I know it looks like I’m not really writing anything at the moment, but I promise I have been blogging from time to time. It’s just that I’m contributing to a project called Mad Covid at the moment. Set up to support mentally ill and neurodiverse people financially during these difficult financial times, and to capture the experiences of Mad people during the Covid era, the group has loads going on.
If you head over there you can find me talking about:
how mental health services care a lot about risk, and not so much about suffering
the concept of kindness and the sort of kindness the service user community really needs
my mental health under lockdown
fear about what lockdown would mean for mental health services and me personally
my reflections on the first week of lockdown
But there’s so much more to see on the Mad Covid site! A wide range of Mad Arts creators have added photographs, artwork, crafts, zines and much more. You can follow what’s happening on Twitter at @MadCovid and join in with informal, mutually supportive Sunday afternoon Twitter chats using the hashtag #MadCovidChat.