Events

Proud: Hearing Voices Exhibition

Last week I was over the moon to see the ‘Hearing Voices: Suffering, Inspiration and the Everyday’ effort myself. I have blogged before about how myself and a group of other young voice hearers created art to be displayed. In absolute honesty I was expecting hushed rooms and many glass cases; maybe with undertones of […]

School Refusal Is Far More Complex Than Just Truanting

On Thursday I was honoured to be asked to speak to a group of young people who, for one reason or another, are unable to attend school regularly. They meet in a brightly painted bungalow ominously named as home of ‘The Prevention Services’. There were five young people all facing very different issues to do […]

“Young People Hearing Voices; Suffering, Inspiration and the Everyday.”

I’ve blogged already about the ‘Listen Up!’ workshops for young voice hearers which I was lucky enough to take part in. All the young people from workshops previous met for one last time in Durham to finish their pieces ready for exhibition. Without further ado, these amazing pieces can speak strongly for themselves… Thank you so […]

Listen Up! Workshop #2- Pieces and Reflections

You might have seen my previous blog where I expressed my joy at going to a creative workshop especially for young voice hearers. I was absolutely over the moon to get an email saying that due to the high demand there would be one more workshop at Art Link Leeds. The amazing Mary Robson came […]

A Creative Workshop for Young People Who Hear Voices or See Visions

If you read my last post you will know that recently I have been on a mission to find other people, particularly young people, who see visions and hear voices like I do. It was while googling for voice hearing and the arts that I came across Hearing the Voice. It just happened that in browsing […]

An Obsessive Compulsive Conference

Yesterday I had the joy of going to OCD-UK’s national conference. I found out about it completely by chance during OCD week last month. The conference was in my nearest city, York and I didn’t know what to expect. Maybe a lot of anxious-looking people talking about what makes them anxious.  A bit like the poem […]

Hear us Roar – Right Not a Fight

If you have been following my musings for quite some time you may remember that I had the pleasure of attending the Natspec Student Conference way back in December. Since then Natspec’s campaign to give choice to young disabled people in education has grown into a rather stunning campaign called ‘Right Not a Fight’. The title […]

Then I did the YMCA with the Ladyboys of Bangkok…

To The Staff Members Whom It May Concern, I am writing on behalf of myself and the other theatre-goers within the college. You may not have heard of us, we are one of the quieter clubs. We have only four permanent members including myself, and our theatre-going (up until last night) consisted of only one […]

Well, Well, Well: We Have a Waitrose.

If you asked me last week what my plans were for today I probably would think for a bit, check my diary, check my calendar and my phone before replying: “Oh just revising”. Revision for my AS Levels appears to have taken over my life. One thing I certainly would not have said was: “cutting […]

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