Writer in Residence

Our writer-in-residence programme launched in January 2019, and aims to support new and existing writers with an interest and experience in mental health to share their knowledge, create new ideas and offer their thoughts on a broad range of issues.

Over time, the Centre hopes to offer a platform to more writers with a diverse range of experiences, ideas and perspectives and reach out to more people to debate about mental health in society.

 

Amy draws on her experiences of bipolar to explore the way we think about hypomania and psychosis, and people who experience them. She tests the fundamental assumption that "madness" is not aligned with reason and rationality.
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In her first piece, Dr Amy Pollard argues that the roots of loneliness aren't about what people with mental health difficulties are lacking - but about the shadows that mainstream society can't bear to face
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Ramone explores the role of hope in keeping us going through times of uncertainty and suffering
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Ramone reflects on struggles with addictions and the search for freedom
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Ramone explores the concepts of fear, isolation and love in the midst of a pandemic
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Ramone explains how achieving mental health equality will require less fear and more love
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Ramone grapples with the temptation of unhelpful habits and interrogates the process of how we get to where we want to be
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In his first piece as our new Writer in Residence, Ramone explores concepts of identity, purpose and personal change through the lens of mental health
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Mark looks at the toxic cycle between poor housing and mental health difficulties
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