Monday, 11 October 2010

October Newsletter.

Dear Friends,
I hope to find you well and that you've had a good week leading to the 10/10/10, World Mental Health Day.
As usual there have been heaps of events and activities to celebrate it: impossible to attend them all! I was very pleased in taking part to the Largactyl Shuffle, a sponsored walk organised by CoolTan Arts. Mind organised several Time to get Moving events in several boroughs: I enjoyed joining the Dalston one.

CoolTan shuffle has been very educative with stops along the way between the Maudsley Hospital and the Tate Modern. Five bio-degradable, disposable sculptures made by CoolTan participants were placed along the route to highlight and celebrate the life and work of Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage, sir Peter Mansfield, Octavia Hill and David Morris. Donations are still being collected to sponsor the work CoolTan Arts does.

Last September with "U BE DEAD" on TV and "Bedlam" at the theatre people were offered another example on how the PDocs, which are meant to be the pillars for the nutty ones, can fall into the similar ill path of their patients sometimes.
It's sad that too much money is still wasted in testing, advertising and promoting Pdrugs which are not really giving benefit to many, a part for the economic one gained by the few that shape the system.
Cuts to the Big Pharma wouldn't create such a big financial loss during this economic crisis, being one of the most profitable businesses in most developed countries. Instead cuts are taking place to services, welfare benefits and alternative ways that do offer a chance to recovery and live a dignified life to disabled people...very often those drugs ARE what disable people for life!

MAD PRIDE have been planning a demostration to take place on 26/10/10 at 1pm Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London:A DAY OF ACTION TO OPPOSE WELFARE BENEFITS CUTS FOR PEOPLE LABELLED MENTALLY ILL.

In the main time FEEL is having the monthly meeting next Monday the 18th @ The LARC Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel E1 1ES 6.30-8.30pm. We hope to see you there!

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