Issue 3 Editor’s notes by Stuart Sorensen

I love it when a plan comes together!

Howling wolf memeThe original idea behind Care To Share Magazine wasn’t just about developing an interesting read for coffee time once a month (although that is, admittedly part of it). The intention was also to provide a magazine and forum where people can share ideas and also get together to collaborate on the projects that they think worthwhile. The real world ambition of Care To Share Magazine is to develop an offline community alongside the online one whose members can work together for positive change. And I’m happy to say that we already have our first such collaboration.

Rose Harwood and Sarah Clayton represent the first (I hope) of many collaborations brought together online by Care To Share Magazine. And they look set to make a difference in the offline world too. That’s why this month’s feature is a joint piece by Sarah and Rose themselves. You may remember that Rose’s original piece on Chronic sorrow appeared in the magazine’s very first issue. That article was so popular I invited Rose and Sarah to do a follow up and they didn’t disappoint.

As usual I’ve divided this month’s articles into groups or categories. Hopefully that’ll make it a little easier to navigate. In addition to Chronic sorrow this month’s issue includes a section on discrimination. Specifically Jane Hatton writes about disability and employment whilst Alexander Jones covers race and mental health. In the politics section Pete Cross considers movement between different regions (and funding authorities) for disabled people whilst Jill Segger and Tony Watts take slightly different approaches to austerity, Christmas festivities and fuel poverty.

Finally the mental health section includes Kate Swaffer on the conundrum of dementia and Henrietta M Ross discussing mental health recovery and wondering if modern mental health services just might have lost their way in the ever present search for new drug technologies.

As you can see we’ve quite a varied selection of opinion and topics on offer this month. I hope you find it as interesting to read as I have. And don’t forget to drop me a line at info@TheCareGuy.com to submit your own articles to the magazine. After all – issue 4 isn’t going to write itself.

Stuart Sorensen is a mental health nurse, trainer, writer and speaker.
He can be found at http://www.thecareguy.com

Issue 3 contents

2 Editor’s notes by Stuart Sorensen
Featured articles: Chronic sorrow
4 Chronic sorrow – what might help by Sarah Clayton
5 Chronic sorrow (commentary) by Rose Harwood
9 Investing in families by Sarah Clayton
Discrimination
11 Disability and employment by Jane Hatton
14 Black African Caribbean men & the Voluntary Sector by Alexander James Jones
Poverty and politics
17 Freedom of movement? by Pete Cross
18 Winter fuel by Tony Watts
19 Babies in the river by Jill Segger
Mental health
21 The conundrum of dementia by Kate Swaffer
22 Models of mental health care by Henrietta M Ross
Authors’ guidelines
24 Authors’ guidelines

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