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All in the Mind Festival, Basingstoke

All in the Mind Festival, BasingstokeThe Fluid Motion Theatre Company in Basingstoke is using youth theatre, drama and education to create opportunities for community cohesion.

Source: Fluid Motion Theatre

Here in Basingstoke this month, arts are being used to explore topics such as “What is it like to have mental health problems?” This may be an opportunity to explore what it means to you, and have your experience and perceptions validated or challenged.

NHS psychiatric services model vs Prince Harry’s views on mental ill-health

Source: Prince Harry shows how NHS psychiatric services could move on | Letters | Society | The Guardian

I imagine that everyone has heard about the recent revelations of Prince Harry’s struggles with bereavement following his mother’s death. Bereavement in childhood is complicated. Prince Harry’s trauma has also been exacerbated by intrusive media scrutiny and expectations. There are so many factors that impact our lives and experiences.
I found the letters in the article to be really helpful at raising the wider issues, including funding, culture,  stigma, politics and pharmaceutical industry self-interests. Perhaps you will too.
If you or your child have been affected by a similar situation and you need someone to talk to, then please contact me .