An interview with Survivors’ Poetry Events Coordinator, Debbie McNamara

“We experience relief & gratitude in sharing our work… people get to meet others from around the world who become friends & allies, our struggles become collective, we heal each other with our words & songs, we overcome the fragmentation & alienation caused by trauma, we use our poetry to manage overwhelming emotions & make sense of our experiences, to document extraordinary times in our lives, to revisit difficulty with new eyes, to celebrate where we have reached, to tell our stories; we revive hope.”… more

Unionisation options for lived experience workers

“Contemplation of the different ways in which lived experience workers might become unionised, and hopefully gain power in the workplace, can open up further critical thinking about a politics of mental health and how this might be advanced by progressive trade unions.”… more