World Mental Health Day, – 2

The World Health Organisation recognises 10 October each year as World Mental Health Day. As these difficult times become even more debilitating to our health, and to our mental health in particular, we need to take greater care of ourselves and our loved ones. Continuing my task of posting stories and poems reflecting my experience…

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World Mental Health Day, – 4

10 October is recognised by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day, and the theme chosen for 2020 is “Mental Health for All”.During this time of global uncertainty it seems especially important to care for our own mental health, and to be aware of the mental health needs of others. Each day in…

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World Mental Health Day, – 5

World Mental Health Day: 10 OctoberThis day is recognised by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day, and the theme chosen for 2020 is “Mental Health for All”.Each day in the week prior to 10th October I shall be posting poems and stories that explore issues around my own mental health, or that…

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day: 10 OctoberThis day is recognised by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day, and the theme chosen for 2020 is “Mental Health for All”. During this time of global uncertainty it seems especially important to care for our own mental health, and to be aware of the mental health…

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National Poetry Day 2020

National Poetry Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of October. So, today’s the day. The idea behind National Poetry Day is to celebrate poetry and to encourage the sharing, discovery, and enjoyment of this most sublime expression of the written and spoken word. It is an initiative of the charity Forward Arts Foundation that…

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World Tourism Day 2020

In 2019 the theme for World Tourism Day 2020 was set. With much of the world experiencing some level of travel restriction due to Covid-19, celebrating World Tourism Day in 2020 appears perverse. But the theme that was set, “Tourism and Rural Development”, now seems far-sighted with its remit of celebrating the ways tourism outside the…

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