One of the things I do professionally for my day job is to develop training courses
and give technical presentations to a wide range of organisations. We’ve coupled
this with the stage presence of Ross (who is a born entertainer -
The feedback so far has been incredibly rewarding -
Ross and I have developed a live, hour long anti-
Does it work?
Based on feedback from 6th formers and teachers, it has proved to be highly effective. The impact on the audience has changed attitudes and minds, leaving a lasting legacy of images, ideas and information that they are unlikely to forget. Personally, one of the most satisfying results is the the contrast between the initial exercise listing their associations with mental illness (words such as violence, madness, scary, murder, fear..) and the repeat at the end where the associations had changed to sympathy, loneliness, illness, sadness...
Effects of marijuana on some people
Just how lucky do you feel?
Prevalence of mental health problems in the population
How many of you , your family and friends are likely to suffer?
Symptoms and illustrations of what it is like to experience them; Understanding and empathy; getting help and recovery...
Conferences / Workshops
Presentations for mental health service professionals, educational and carer groups.
I’ve been asked to present versions to aid getting finance, to give an insight into
the reality of living with psychosis (using highly emotional content), to bring carer
groups out of themselves, to provide a positive story about recovery and anti-
More Information and Developments
Contact me if you would like further information on any of the above or on any of
the material -
We’d also like to put together a concept album to make use of all the music to publicise mental health issues in a positive way. So if you have any suggestions, ideas or contacts....
“..really glad someone’s been brave enough to stand up and tell people what it is
like….”; “..you’ve reminded me of things I’d forgotten, things I should have remembered,
things I need to remember to keep a sense of perspective…”; “..at the start, no-
Carer Workshop: Warwickshire: April 2010
“Thank you for the fantastic presentation at the conference last Friday .The conference was really well received, particularly your session in the morning. Please extend this thanks to your incredibly talented sons ...”
Dr Gwen Bonner: Acute Care Conference:
Berkshire; June 2010
“...a big 'thank you' for your presentation last Friday. I had some great feedback from people. It was a powerful message and well received. You might be interested to know that the Director of Operations, who is responsible for reviewing the EI service (along with everything else!), was very impressed by the morning presentations and told me he was 'convinced' by the message..”
Early Intervention Conference: 2009
“.Peter...gave an awe inspiring account of the effects of having a son who has experienced psychosis”.
Jeanette Partridge article
Guideposts Family Carer Consultant