Monthly Archives: April 2015

If we all wore wrist bands (mildly controversial)


There’s been a lot made about the comment by Chamali Fernando, the parliamentary candidate for Cambridge made; regarding mental health patients to wear wrist bands. Now I can understand the outrage that this has caused for some people. The fact that such an idea would cause some people more issues from such an idea, having to wear a “mark” that shows you have a health condition could cause a whole host of problems.

But it also got me thinking about this from a different point of view, now at the moment mental health is one of those things which often gets neglected when it comes to public spending. It is one of the most underfunded conditions that the NHS treats, and that can be down to a whole host of factors. Some being the lack of visibility of the conditions, others down to the social stigma attached to them. The…

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