Mental Health

Aspire to beat the Haters

Aspire to beat the Haters

by Cllr. Richard Harris Ask yourself this; have you ever been bullied? Abused? Tormented? Tortured? Some of those words might seem a bit over the top, a bit extreme. As someone who has been bullied, as a child and as a young adult, I can tell you, this is not extreme, it’s the dark reality of life.The bullying at school […]

by · 7th April 2017 · Mental Health
My journey through mental illness

My journey through mental illness

As part of our focus on mental health we have invited our members to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, our mental health spokesman, Danny Bowman bravely talks about his struggles with Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).   When I started thinking about writing about my own mental health experience […]

by · 7th April 2017 · Mental Health
When is the right time to talk about mental health?

When is the right time to talk about mental health?

As part of our focus on mental health we have invited our members to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, our research assistant, Alice Davison bravely talks about her struggle with depression and anxiety. When is the right time to talk about mental health? On many an occasion I have been accused of […]

by · 2nd April 2017 · Mental Health
It is time to make bullying an offence

It is time to make bullying an offence

As part of our focus on mental health and bullying, we have invited our members to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, our disability spokesman, Cllr. Richard Harris bravely talks about his experience with school bullying and calls on the government to do much more to combat it. It’s not often that […]

by · 2nd April 2017 · Mental Health
EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health – part 2

EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health – part 2

By Danny Bowman After the success of the first event it was now time for the main event in the House of Commons with a sell-out audience of 200 people in attendance and an esteemed panel including the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, Matthew Scott; Leading psychologist and author, Rob Wilson; Director of Time to Change, Sue Baker and […]

EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health -part 1

EVENT REVIEW – A 21st century approach to mental health -part 1

By Danny Bowman As many of you know March is Parliament Street’s mental health month focusing on every aspect of the subject. With all that said Parliament Street decided to host one event that turned into two events due to the large amount of interest in the topic. We held both events at the Houses of Parliament with two days […]

Mental Health – A Professional’s Point of View

Mental Health – A Professional’s Point of View

By Dr. Rob Willson My main day job providing cognitive behaviour therapy to outpatients in North London. I’m also a trustee and chair of a mental health charity called the body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) foundation. BDD is a serious, common and potentially life-threatening condition affecting 2% of the population. I’ve written a few self-help books, four of which with one […]

by · 5th March 2017 · Mental Health
Mental Health – Rhetoric and Reality

Mental Health – Rhetoric and Reality

  By Danny Bowman In the first two months of 2017 mental health has been talked about more in parliament then in the whole of 2009. This would suggest that we are moving forward on this incredibly important issue. However, from the potential reduction in Personal Independence Allowance (PIP,) derogatory comments made by the head of policy at Downing Street […]

by · 1st March 2017 · Mental Health
March is Mental Health Month

March is Mental Health Month

By Danny Bowman I am pleased to announce the start of Parliament Street’s mental health month starting 1st March 2017. Mental health has become one of the most important issues that our country needs to deal with in the 21st Century and has long been the poorer relative in our NHS and beyond. Throughout this essential month Parliament Street will […]

by · 1st March 2017 · Mental Health
Carney Bonner’s Story

Carney Bonner’s Story

As part of our focus on mental health we have invited some mental health campaigners to discuss their experiences with us, in the hope that it will help others. Today, Carney Bonner tells us about his struggle with cyber-bullying and the impact that it had on his mental health.  Carney’s story is truly inspiring. Hello, My name is Carney Bonner. […]

by · 3rd February 2017 · Mental Health