Reviews, Top Five

Top Five Poetry Collections for Mental Health Awareness Week

This mental health awareness week I present you my top five poetry collections around the theme of body image. I use this theme loosely, in my eyes body image is so much more than the relationship we have with what our body looks like. Body image spills over into our individual identities which may be… Continue reading Top Five Poetry Collections for Mental Health Awareness Week

Interviews

Mortal Fools – I Weigh Interview

BY HANNAH MORPETH Ahead of new production, I Weigh, Hannah Morpeth has spoken to Helen Ferguson (Theatre Director at Mortal Fools) about the importance of theatre and the inspirations behind the production developed by Mortal Fools and Tyne Valley Youth Theatre. Recent Reading/Listening/Watching At Create Healthy Minds we love to ask people what great work… Continue reading Mortal Fools – I Weigh Interview

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Mental Health Nurses’ Day

BY HANNAH MORPETH I find it almost impossible to comprehend that today is the first Mental Health Nurses’ Day. From a quick internet search, I’ve established that in February there is a national hedgehog day; doggy date night; world cancer day; eat ice cream for breakfast day; kite-flying day; national tortellini day and the list… Continue reading Mental Health Nurses’ Day

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Letter Writing – Writing to Your Future Self

BY HANNAH MORPETH I first wrote a letter to my future self at the age of eighteen in the summer after my A Level exams, awaiting results that would determine the next three years of my life at a time of conflict in family relationships. I wouldn’t have pictured the way my life would change… Continue reading Letter Writing – Writing to Your Future Self

Misc., Top Five

Language and Mental Health

In Words Were Originally Magic by Steve De Shazer he talks about therapy as the telling and retelling of stories to allow people to reshape and own their own stories. This is something that has always stuck with me and came back to me more recently. There are lots of stories in the news of… Continue reading Language and Mental Health

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The Power of Theatre

BY HANNAH MORPETH I have lost count of the number of theatre productions I’ve seen over the last few years, huge productions on a UK tour in a big fancy theatre and small intimate shows on make-shift stages, neither being any better than the other. My love for theatre however was born out of those… Continue reading The Power of Theatre

Reviews

REVIEW: Eat Me

BY BETH ALLISON Suzanna Walters’ Eat Me is, ‘too amazing’, it took me an hour to say this because the play had stunned me into silence. It stunned me because, after thirteen years of chronic anorexia nervosa and three ongoing years of recovering, this play is unrivalled in its raw honesty and searing accuracy in… Continue reading REVIEW: Eat Me