Passionate about Mental Health, Diversity & Inclusion because Together Anything Is Possible

The importance of LGBTQ education in schools

The importance of LGBTQ education in schools

Those of us that grew up before and during the days of Section 28, when knowledge of LGBTQ identities was either lacking or expressly forbidden, carry the scars of having our identities invalidated. We were demonised, dehumanised and othered. Our mental health suffered due to the isolation and absence of support. Many of us struggled with depression, self harm or suicidal thoughts, and sometimes...

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Dancing by myself – COVID & celebrating alone

Dancing by myself – COVID & celebrating alone

The past week has been one of the most challenging of the an already challenging year for me. As a single person living on my own and working long 24 hour shifts as a lone working mental health support worker I have been struggling more and more with the loneliness and isolation that are becoming an every day aspect of life under COVID. Separated from friends and family I spend my days either...

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GE2019 – Finding the right path

GE2019 – Finding the right path

Our political system is broken. The first past the post system dominated by the two major parties ensures that millions of people all over the country feel that their vote is pointless due to living in a “safe” seat and many millions more feel that nothing changes no matter which party is in power. Brexit has torn our country apart, dividing political parties, communities and even families while...

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My political beliefs – the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

My political beliefs – the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals that build on the principle of “leaving no one behind”, free from political dogma, and using a humanist, holistic approach to sustainable development lie at the centre of my political beliefs. GOAL 1: End poverty in all its forms...

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Sophie Cook for East Worthing & Shoreham – Time for change

Sophie Cook for East Worthing & Shoreham – Time for change

The country stands at the brink. Ever since the Brexit referendum in 2016 our political elite has been obsessed with party political point scoring and manoeuvring for power rather than protecting the best interests of the citizens of this country. The Conservatives have been more interested in internal power struggles than in delivering the Brexit that a majority voted for. Meanwhile Labour has...

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Thanks for your support and asking for more, cheeky I know

Thanks for your support and asking for more, cheeky I know

Thank you so much to everyone that bought a copy of my first book ‘Not Today: How I Chose Life’, I hope that you enjoyed reading it. I’m now in the process of writing the follow up which takes the Not Today philosophy to the next level, it’s called ‘Not Today: Losing My Addictions’ and it’s about how we use things to fill the voids in our soul....

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