Social movements in health primer published

Yesterday we were pleased to be at the launch of the social movements primer by Nesta. If you want to get under the skin of what social movements in health are about, this paper is a fantastic place to start. I wish we’d had this earlier this year when we began the work in Stockport,…

EDUCATE -Early Dementia Users Cooperative Aiming To Educate

Yesterday I had the chance to meet with a group of people who have all been diagnosed with dementia, and meet together regularly to share experiences, support each other and educate others. Educate in Stockport was set up in 2009, as part of the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)┬áDEEP The project is funded and…

The Leviathan and the Choir

I am an avid reader of a number of blogs, including TheTiredOptimist’s blogs. In his latest blog, Leviathan and the Choir, Mark talks about social movements and the role of public bodies…I’ll leave you to read his words for yourself – but make sure you follow him, and SevenDaysofAction. The Leviathan and the Choir Thanks…

Standing with Barry to mark World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day

During the recent period of UK press reporting on significant news, Brexit, Chilcot etc. you may just have missed that the Guardian and other UK newspapers published articles on a doubling of antidepressant prescriptions in the last decade. This is a huge health issue that deserves greater acknowledgement, recognition and action.