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Therapeutic Nutshells

In the exploration of the Island, the paths walked, the wisdom that is passed on, the learning that takes place, the happenings that happen, the changes that occur, the feelings that rise and pass, I have come to think of various aspects of my experiences and how they relate to healing and health and the […]

Island Dictionary

A lot of the Island has been mapped here in words.  The Monsters, are keen on looking at words, and find it very interesting.   The roots and developments of words and language can echo the roots and developments of humans, our history and geography, our threads of connection, and our way of understanding the world.  Looking at the […]

Thankyous to Artists

Thanks to Vincent, not only for his paintings, his paint, but also the spirit in which he painted, his story and his letter writing. Vincent Van Gogh. Thanks to Rachel Whiteread for making House.  For making me think in a different way, about space, about the space contained inside homes and what it holds, about […]

Thanks to Friends, Family and Island Supporters

I would like to thank all my fantastic friends and family for all their love and support, who I am so lucky to have. In particular my mum, Leo, Tracey, Garry, Louisette, Kirsty, Ali & Evi; Richard, Helen, Hannah & Rowan; my dad; Ronnie, Audrey & Christopher; & my wider family; The Young Folk – […]

The Value of Therapeutic Activity

As neuroscience begins to affirm the plasticity of the physical brain, that we are able to repair, shape and grow it through our actions and behaviours, we can see how therapeutic activity can help this process.  So what are the values in effective therapeutic activity?    THE PROVISION OF AN OPPORTUNITY AND SPACE TO: Express […]

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The Inventor’s Background

In The Outside World, as the Island Inventor, I studied Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art, using all sorts of mediums to work through my ideas.  I always loved drawing and have been inspired by many artists, see Thankyous to Artists.  At Art School, I got interested in areas of science, particularly astronomy, and how they were able to weave together or […]

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BBC Radio 1’s The Surgery

Advice and information for young people on health, wellbeing and emotional issues.  Phone in radio show every Sunday evening at 9pm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wkj8

Samaritans

08457 90 90 90 The Samaritans is a telephone line for adults who need to talk.  They also have centres around the UK. Call charges apply to the phone line. http://www.samaritans.org/

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Childline

0800 1111 ChildLine is a free telephone counselling service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. http://www.childline.org.uk