Mental Health Act: Discrimination
Involved in improving design and reform of the Mental Health act 1983, which disproportionately discriminates against people of race and those with learning disabilities.
STFC Hartree Center
Partnership with the STFC Science and Technology Facilities Council, Hartree Centre link Since 2017 the National Centre for Digital Innovation established in 2013 with state-of-the-art Medical Training and Research Laboratory the UK centre of Supercomputing, AI and Quantum Computing.
Linked to decades of the leading research and pioneering professional care practice (personilastion) published in the White Paper on Mental Health 1983 Reform link announced in the Queen’s Speech at the opening of UK Parliament on 10th May 2022.
Wife lead the personilastion, (personalised care) pilot scheme in a known area of concern in East London, and improving Ofted outcomes for Autistic child homes and learning development centre's, as chartered manager in Autism and Mental Health children and Adults, and wider family with research at the charity rethink mental illness.
Assisted the Hartree Centre, in research to improve the Mental Health in the UK, NHS Digital and policy advisers through the RSA Royal Society of the Arts.
Ordinarily involved in improving design for Autistic children at Alder Hey children's Hospital the first cognitive Hospital in the UK, designed to monitor wellbeing of introvert Autistic children who may feel isolated and withdrawn when communicating with medical staff.
Designed to address the disparity in the mental health act where children with Learning disabilities i.e. Autism held against their families wishes, and young black men who are disproportionately sectioned under the Act, including addressing timely care intervention within the prison system.
Historically patients didn't have the rights to elect a person to represent their interest, be informed of release plan and treatment options, choice of therapies, or how personal care funding is spent i.e. recreational activities or purchasing personal items.
Personalisation changes this giving patients the rights, protecting their wellbeing while they receive care, and learning disabilities including Autism is no longer classed as Mental illness.
Reform of the Mental Health act 1983* easy read link
Psychiatrists visited Caribbean for cultural understanding, Afro Caribbeans community suffering higher rates of Mental health issues in the UK.
UK Gov report addressing national wage discrimination, finding people from black, Asian and minority ethnic BAME backgrounds are on average paid 10% less than white counterpart for same job.. feeling of lack of inclusion and belonging in society, and well documented discrimination in the criminal justice system.
Assessing if someone is a danger to themselves or society, the British have a culture of queuing quietly while in other cultures often making a noise/screen is the only way to not simply be ignored, long history of civil unrest from Brixton riots 1981, to more recent national riots after the police shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham in 2011. yes it might sound strange to Americans if the police shoot one person and theirs national uproar.
Rethink Mental illness report on belong*
Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD
Issues include: coming from Sunny climates to one where as documented here you go without seeing the Sunlight for months, Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD.
SAD a type of depression can affect people living closer to the polls during changes in the seasons SAD can be more acute during the winter months, when you can go without seeing sunlight for prolonged period of time, therapeutic treatment include a daylight temperature light box with 5000K kelvin LED's bulbs during daylight hours, night workers often on higher pay rate because its unhealthy.
Post natal depression triggered by Insensitive screening of Sickle cell during pregnancy, an inherited disorder of hemoglobin red blood cells more commonly found in people from Afro Caribbean decent.
Anti Cyberbullying : Online safety
Contacted to be Involved in self producing the WORDS WOUND project for THE CYBERSMILE FOUNDATION link. after a militant vegan began a hate campaign against a film/TV industry prosthetics FX artist wrongly believing he used dead animals in the creation. his credits include Saving Private Ryan and Gladiator.
Anti Cyberbullying raising awareness of the physiological harm inflicted by online hate and abuse on self image and self worth on young and impressionable minds by those hiding behind anonymity of the internet. meet a MET CID officer who attends after teenage suicide, campaign which was promoted through numerous creative and tech websites, one site alone with 1.5 million unique monthly visitors.
Online abuse - Regulating internet services - Online Safety Bill* report stage draft link
The Cybersmile Help center link. gives Information, Help and support with topics including cyberbullying, digital abuse, gaming, mental health and online harassment.
GP's have 10min with patients to diagnose and treat the symptoms the patient describes, while often issues in a patients life cause stress and health issues to manifest. Mental Health Affects us all, 1 in 4 people have a mental health issue at a point in their lives, family member, friend or co-worker, and suicide being the highest cause of death in young men.
The @ease Project link developed with support of Rethink Mental illness link, was an online soap opera and database concerned with providing support to young people going through issues in life for the first time and provide helpful solutions through a database of contact details for local authority helplines, organizations, charities, Policing and social activity groups.
Funded by the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund the project was ground breaking, the Invited press didn't attend the launch, and largely ignored by the press who preferred to focus on publishing articles which highlight the small amount of extreme cases, demonstrated the website to Dr Miller Director of NHS Digital, to help deliver personalised patient care and support.
Snap-shoot of the Help and INFO Directory download Link info correct at time of print.
AI translator: patient care
The Hartree Centre helped develop a AI Artificial intelligence healthcare tool that translates languages to improve mental Health patient care and understanding.
Tracking and Analytics
STFC Hartree Brief: Smart Cities sensor technology combined with increasingly powerful data analytical capability is driving innovation in domains such as Smart Cities and Smart Workplaces, which are increasingly affecting the public's mental health.
The telephone made the largest impact in work related stress when it was introduced, modern mistrust of corporate social and workplace tracking and analytics, constantly connected to work and family responsibilities and social networks, combined with LED screen blue light interferes with sleep impacting mental health.
During our sleep our minds are fare more active than they are in the day, the mind is actively processing and rationalising the events in our daily life, which are often troubling and in-explainable, i.e. World events, the behavior of others and financial worries etc. the blue light given off by digital devices fools the brain into thinking its daylight and can keep us awake for up to an hour before falling asleep, impacting quality sleep and mental health.
Linked to digital Technology developed to matches skin tones and print custom made foundation, launched with millions of colour combinations looking at its applications in healthcare covering scare and burn tissue more prominent in the darker skin tones, to improve physiological affects (pressures from social media). DCYPHER link and has now Won Cosmopolitan Beauty Award.
Administer prescribed medication
The Pharma industry is looking into ways to monitor and remind patients when and how to administer a prescribed medication, from antibiotics to anti-psychotics with current focus being on complicated Cancer trials when patients are sent home from hospital following treatment.
Prescription reordering system
Medicinal nutritional suppliment developed by DARPA and Oxford Uni to reduce inflammation on the brain, for the Armed Forces and Professional Athletes who sustain blunt force trauma to the head, concussion and secondary impact, i.e Sporting injuries, Vehicle accidents and IED's. 2015 Concept design for WIFI IOT internet of things prescription reordering system for next day delivery.
Reduces inflammation from head injuries*, reordering supplies made simple.
Psychoactive food poisoning
The mystery Mary Celeste the Abandoned Ship, its believed the biscuits on board the ship went moldy and the sailors tripped out and jumped overboard, wheat after a few days can develop a mold that can be poisonous and psychoactive.
THC and psychosis
Modern Cannabis has been cross bread with strains greatly increasing the THC levels Super Skunk, Dragon etc, sometimes dipped in other drugs or cross contaminated with harmful chemicals, close family worked for the leading mental health charity Rethink Mental illness that undertook the research that proved the link between THC and psychosis, which a psychiatric nurse recently said its seen as common place today in the UK, literally weaponizing cannabis.
Largest seizure of Cannabis in British history was contaminated with petroleum.
Children are often used as Drug mules as they are less likely to raise suspicion, while they haven't fully developed similar to smoking stunting growth, drug use affects development and being involved in something classed as illegal creates a fear and mistrust of the authorities.
Child development and Mental Health*
Self-Medication illegal drugs
Currently psychotherapy / physiotherapy medical trials are taking place micro dosing medical grade psychedelic drugs, MDMA for depression and high level THC cannabis for chronic pain treatment, their are concerns this could lead to public misconception of the harm even prescription pain killers (opioids) can cause and Self-Medication illegal drugs, which are often substituted with horse tranquilizers and poisons, which can enough to stop an elephant and cause internal bleeding, similar to brewing hooch causing alcoholics to go blind.
These are gateway drugs to harder drugs and the serous health issues and dependency associated with opioids which makes one susceptible to influence (Terrorism etc), and cocaine use for lost confidence and the high levels of violent crime associated. Shut Up And Dance - Autobiography of a Crackhead 92 link
After finding social media advertising claiming to source US medical grade MDMA, Shared information with Trinidad's trading standards for their CPD, on the UK charity The Loop link which tests illegal drugs at festivals, carnivals etc, and alerts the public, healthcare professionals, criminal justice and education of the potential harm illegal drugs in circulation.
The Pharma industry is using 3D printing to custom make tablets in an attempt to make it more difficult to become addicted to opioids.
The Pink Pound
Thursday Nights was traditionally Ladies Club night as a safer night out without excessive male attention, Known a number of people who have been victim of spiked drugs.
The term Pink Pound is a marketing term denoting Alt lifestyle with higher disposable income, in well paid jobs without children. Promoting LGBTQIA+ Alternative sexual preference would have once included curious, indicates what takes place in the Bedroom, which is a private mater to many.
The first census to take place shows there are more than 1.3 million people in England and Wales identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, of England and Wales approx 59.6 million population.
Alan Turing OBE FRS was an English mathematician, computer scientist, responsible for breaking the Germans Enigma code helping win World War II, he was later discovered to be Gay by a police officer investigating a break in at his home, and went to prison for homosexuality without revealing the importance of his War time role he later took his own life aged 41, today the importance of his role in winning World War II is recognized by society.
I Lived around the corner at one stage from the Admiral Duncan Pub in SOHO which was the target of Homophobic pub bombing which killed 3 people in 1999 by neo-nazi David Copeland. this lead to changes in the law on Gay rights.
I knew a Guardian newspaper writer/editor who was involved in founding Pride, and my career in fact started in HEAVEN on a Wednesday night's Drum Club asked to be Artist in residence for the US anniversary tour of Aldous Huxley's door of perception, declined for safety concerns.
Modern Art steams from European soldiers returning from the First World War WWI who couldn't continue to depict biscuit tin Art after their experiences of War, PTSD post traumatic stress disorder, depression and isolation with repetitive negative thoughts.
Art was a form of therapy, your not meant to like the Art but relate to the artists message, the first Horror film was made in post war Germany in 1920 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a silent black and white film using highly contrasting angles and lighting (juxtaposition) which created a sense of unease and disorientation.
My grandfather was close friends with one of these men like many at the time unable to live a normal family life lived on the streets of Scotland after WWI, leaving small marks on houses to let the next tramp understand the reception they would receive i.e. a warm food, hot drink or beware of the dog etc.
Enjoyed being beaten at chess by George the tramp who in the historic french house, a famous figure on the streets of SOHO through the 80's and 90's, and hearing his stories.
Honored to have recently met traveler family in Scotland and be invited to give words of encouragement to creative Dyslexic child. others explained a famous witch had died taking the old ways so their is only drugs now and they wear off, and touching me would the word translates to bring down bad voodoo.
Heritage plays a role in intolerance to foods: The Japanese are often allergic to alcohol as their body doesn't evaporate through the skin, and its possible for the body to build up an intolerance to i.e. wheat and Diary in a similar way if eaten too regularly.
If something stimulates a craving it indicates an effect on the brains, no one enjoys their first cigarette, but it continues to take their money and impact health, Eliminating these in a controlled way can help identify the cause is to health issues like stress, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep deprivation.
Personlised care practice*
Their are approximately 6000 new chemical combinations in household products each year, which can trigger health conditions i.e. Asthma and skin conditions Etc. brands share their product formulas with each other for testing to minimize the risk to the public.
Hormone imbalance was once between a child and their doctor, safe human exposure levels where set in the 50's when little to nothing was known by science of human thresholds, Farming and Agri practices to the contraceptive pill passing into the water supply and plastic food and drink packaging BPA (bisphenol A) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate), trigger estrogen like hormone which can affect the fetus, reducing daily exposure can help reduce menopause symptoms.
Child development* Personlised care*
Political abuses of Psychiatry
During the heights of the Cold War, Psychiatry was used Globally to silence descent the US holding Communists and the Soviet Union did the same to political objectors, recent years The Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba and Chinese Uyghur Muslims reeducation in the Xinjiang internment camps. Western Media over the past two decades has contributed to one of the largest threats today, being far right extremism.
Word of 2022
Word of 2022 Merriam-Webster dictionary chose ‘gaslighting’.
manipulate (someone) using psychological methods into questioning their own sanity or powers of reasoning.
Portrayal in Film and Theatre
Play write Joe Penhall Play Blue / Orange 2000 at Royal National Theatre, starring Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean) as Robert, Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead) as Bruce and Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE (12 Years a Slave) as Christoper. National Theatre education pack Link the play was later adapted for television.
Synopsis: In a London psychiatric hospital, Christopher an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator - a story that becomes unnervingly plausible. BLUE/ORANGE is an incendiary tale of race, madness and a Darwinian power struggle at the heart of a dying National Health Service.
Joe Penhall last King of Scotland, Hollywood 2006 historical drama, set around military officer Idi Amin, president of Uganda from 1971 to 1979, Amin expelled Asians a majority of whom were Indian-Ugandans, and the decline of his Mental Health.
Visited Bletchley Park: Books are written by the winners often holding back information, i.e. Sir Winston Churchill had depression which he described as the Black Dog, locked in his office drinking alcohol (depressant) in possession of the German Enigma Top Secrete code machine (Top Secrete until the mid 90's) he found it difficult to cope with knowingly sending troops into battles they most likely would loss for victory in more decisive battles later, he was hospitalized to receive rest with generals in control of operations.
The UK is a high international target for sophisticated Fraudsters who often target the vulnerable and those less technologically sophisticated, phishing fake identity, promises of get rich quick schemes, including from within the church, email spam, telephone scams, etc. affecting people often in desperate financial situations who wrongly blame themselves for the immoral and illegal actions of others. creating issues of self confidence, Depression, and Debt meeting bills for Food, Rent, Heating etc.
Recently announced its being treated as a National security issue.