Can We Be More Positive About Mental Health?

To have the words positive and mental health in the same sentence is seemingly contradictory, however I believe that we need to have a more hopeful tone when raising awareness about mental illnesses. It’s really fantastic that mental health is now so widely spoken about, in both secular and religious spheres, but there is still […]

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The World 18 Years Ago

I recently turned 18 and I read the newspapers that my Dad bought the day I was born, 7th January 1999. I thought I would share a few highlights – apologies for the dire picture quality. Headlines – Prince Edward gets Engaged Meanwhile in America, Bill  Clinton’s impeachment trial began.             […]

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Film Review: All That Remains

**This review contains spoilers** All That Remains is a feature length film produced by independent film company, Pixel Revolution Films. I got the opportunity to see it during a charity screening at Yorkgate, Belfast. It tells the story of Takashi Nagai, a Christian doctor who lived in Nagasaki at the time of the atomic bombing […]

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Happy National Poetry Day!

Happy National Poetry Day! Here is a poem I wrote based on this year’s theme, messages. The Knock at the Door They came at night, those harbingers of death, with their sirens and their sympathy and their superficial sorrow. Their hats come off. Somehow you know what they will say before they speak. They say […]

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