Alice Kirby tells Ruth Hunt how DWP benefit assessment practices contribute to the deterioration of claimants’ mental health, causing an increase in suicidal feelings
Also, this month I had the pleasure of interviewing an inspiring activist and poet. Jacquese Armstrong – whose chapbook Dance of the Shadows, published by GFT Press, will be avaiable to pre-order in May. Do have a read!
I’m now entering the frenetic last 2 months of my degree, and my workload has increased to a point where it’s hard to switch off. Bear with me, after May 30th I will be back and in full voice.
A compassionate activist, author, artist and comrade, ROBERT DELLAR (1964-2016) touched the lives of many, writes Ruth Hunt
Leukaemia sufferer KATHRYN CARTWRIGHT received fresh hope after receiving a second stem cell transplant – but now this procedure is being restricted. She tells the Star what this devastating decision will mean for patients, writes Ruth Hunt
I interviewed renowned artist, award-winning author and charity founder, David Sandum for GFT Literary Press. Take a look here:
On my Twitter profile you may have noticed that along with being an author and a columnist I am now also doing interviews for GFT Press.
The first of these interviews will appear in April with more in the pipeline to follow.
The people who I’m interested in interviewing, must be involved in the creative arts – as a writer or visual artist, or both! The second ingredient is there must be a mental health connection.
Does this describe you? Would you like the opportunity to showcase your work, and talk about why your work has or why you have a mental health connection?
I won’t be able to say yes to everyone, but if you are interested do get in touch in the comments box below.
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Forcing the unemployed to undergo therapies they don’t want or blaming their attitude for their plight is totally unethical, write RUTH HUNT and LINDA GASK