I have thought long and hard about writing on this topic – so many newspapers, websites, news bulletins and chat shows have already reported the facts and offered their views. However the intention of my blog is to write about things that have affected me, whether those things are in the public domain or domestic.… Continue reading ched evans
Eleanor de Freitas
I hadn’t heard about this tragic case until listening to this morning’s Radio 4 Today programme. My mounting anger and fear turned to tears as I listened to Eleanor’s father being interviewed. For once, even the Daily Mail and Guardian are in accord about the bare bones of the case. Eleanor was a very bright… Continue reading Eleanor de Freitas
why isn’t mental health taken seriously?
Amazingly, the headline on the 07.00 radio 4 news this morning was about the shortage of mental health beds. There was more detail on the BBC website, including details of a patient being admitted to a ward for deaf people, other patients in London being sent to B&B accommodation, and patients being sent hundreds of… Continue reading why isn’t mental health taken seriously?
I was horrified, but not surprised, to hear this morning’s news that the number of rape cases referred for prosecution in the UK has fallen by a third since 2011 – despite an increase in the number of rapes being reported to the police. The conviction rate for rape remains very low – 6%. Leaving… Continue reading retribution