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our mission

Well Being for All Human Bee-ings

Being Human we are all entitled to the following

  • To be cared for
  • To be treated with dignity and respect
  • To have choice
  • To not participate if we do not want to
  • To be listened to
  • To make decisions about our care
  • To have our physical needs met
  • To know our rights
  • To not feel helpless
  • To not have to wait months for services
  • To use alternative therapies if we want to
  • To be able to take risks
  • To feel and be safe
  • To have our spiritual needs met
  • To be valued
  • To be involved
  • To choose the staff who take care of us
  • To be able to complain in total anonymity
  • To be heard
  • To be believed

Human Beings have visited this site

Love and rainbows to you all

This site was created to bring information

to Patients, Carers, Families and their Friends

Knowledge is power

sadly in the mental health system

the power is usually one-sided

We aim to change this

bruiseduk

winner of a 2008

Creative Sparkle Award

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”


Marianne Williamson

"A child is born today in the United Kingdom stands a ten times greater chance of being admitted to a mental hospital than to a university...This can be taken as an indication that we are driving our children mad more effectively than we are genuinely educating them. Perhaps it is our way of educating them that is driving them mad"


R. D. Laing 1927-1989

"Big brother is on the march. A plan to subject all children to mental health screening is underway, and the pharmaceutials are gearing up for bigger sales of psychotropic drugs"

Phyllis Schlafly

Desiderata

Go Placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant: they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your career, however humble: it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is, many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love: for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars: you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be. And whatever labours and aspirations, in the noisyconfusion of life, keep peace with your soul, with all its sham and drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Dated 1692

The Big Opt Out Protect your privacy and campaign to preserve medical confidentiality

Mental Health Wikipedia

The Big Book of Benefits and Mental Health 2011/12

Now in its 11th edition, and bigger than ever with more than 270 A4 pages. Contains user-friendly hints, information, examples, tips, tactics and sample forms, aimed at people with mental health problems and those who help with benefits applications and challenging decisions.

New for 2011/12

  • An easy to use page by page guide to completing the new ESA50
  • Information on the new Personal Independence Payment
  • ESA mental health caselaw to date
  • ESA appeals
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit/ Tax Credit changes

  "An essential piece of kit for all community mental health teams, community psychiatric nurses, approved social workers and voluntary groups as well as general benefit advisers... If you have a mental health problem and are trying to cope with the benefit system or if you are a professional who wants to give good solid advice there is no better guide that you can buy…" 

Community Care Magazine

KILL BILL volume 2 The Draft Mental Health Bill

Join survivors making waves

KILL BILL volume 2

The Draft Mental Health Bill

THE PETITION

If this bill is allowed to go through many more vulnerable people will be detained against their will...this violates our human rights...this bill is about power and control ...not about therapeutic care... it is barbaric and must be stopped...the government and media are causing stigma and discrimination...they incite the public into believing that those who have been bruised by life are dangerous ...this bill is about the protection of the public and not about the care of the patient...in short this is a bill out of the home office rather than the health department...the new act needs to be written by us for us...those who have used services and their carers have first hand experience of what is necessary...this new act should be about respect and dignity...and receiving the services we deserve, desire and choose...there are only 30,000 psychiatric beds left in this country…we are entitled to a safe place where these services can be delivered...and not a police cell which is so often the case...this bill will allow ANYONE to be contained and treated against their will… this gives the authorities power over every citizen no matter their ethnicity, creed or religion…unless you are an MP and elite then their sectioning process is different……


If you want to stop the draft mental health bill and agree with the above please sign this Petition…


“bruised uk”

DESIRED OUTCOME


TO SCUPPER THIS BILL


WHO WE NEED TO INFLUENCE


The PUBLIC, the government, Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of State for Health, the department of health, the national health service, the home office, the prison service, the police, the churches and faith communities and especially the media...


HOW LONG WILL WE CAMPAIGN


UNTIL WE SUCCEED

WHO TO CONTACT


Miranda Morland


[email protected]

Signators of this Petition

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COLIN PUNTER

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ANGELA JOY SMITH

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GILLIAN PROCTOR

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PETER LINDLEY

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SARA STANTON

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ANDREW DAVID STACEY

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VICTORIA GREENHOUSE

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ELIZABETH HILLS

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ANGHARAD JONES

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MARK BENEWITH

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CLAUDIA GEORGE

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SUMAN FERNANDO

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POLLY TIDYMAN

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FRANK KEATING

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DON SANDERSON

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CAROL ANNE FARQUHAR

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MICHAEL CHARLES

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HELEN ADDIS

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TERRY SIMPSON

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TERENCE MCLAUGHLIN

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IAN MURRAY

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