I sincerely hope that you like the contributions from my dear friend 'Magpie' ( a.k.a. Lynnette Spragg ) and, of course the masterpiece from Gillian. I had decided to alter the design of the blog but don't know how to do this, even though I have had some advice. As Llinos rightly said, I write mainly on Mental Health, and she on Maternity Matters. Nobody appears to give a jot for Mental Health matters, so I reasoned that having other health-concerned campaigners add posts to my blog, they ( in turn ) would ( hopefully ) read some of the posts about the stark problems facing the mentally ill. Doubtless, there is a lot in common with other services as they all ( probably ) have similar gripes and groans about their specialist area of healthcare, as I do about the savage cuts to Mental Health Services. Consequently, I invite any interested party to contact me on 029 - 20711371, or 0775 1313353, with a view to sending me a post ( in Word ) that will help me to broaden the scope of what I like to think is 'OUR' blog, not mine. Meanwhile, if you receive a copy of 'Sefyll' ( whatever that means ) from from the sycophantic Cardiff and Vale (Homeless) Mental Health Project, please read the cra-sorry-contents which tell you all about 'the Recovery' model, especially the 'Charter for Mental Health' on page 5.
My first thought was that this Recovery baloney was taken from the preaching of Mrs Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science Church, which preaches that 'all illness is in the mind etc etc ad nauseum'. The similarity between the two is startling in that they both ( along with; The Welsh Government, NHS Wales, The Universally Inept Health Board ( Cardiff & Vale ) and, of course our dear 'friends' on the Community Health Council ) believe that all our illnesses are psychosomatic.
So don't worry about Coronary Heart Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, or those silly Cancers, that take us to hospital ( apparently unnecessarily ), we are all to heal ourselves in future, because all ailments our 'All in the Mind'. Just think of all those wasted years of research into illnesses and treatments when, all the time, we could have been good Christian Scientists, or followers of the Incompetent members of the Universally Inept Health Board, and healed ourselves.
"Last one off the cliffs is sissy !" RW