Chris Naylor

Chris Naylor's blog is a site of interesting and heartfelt insight into life experience, from the everyday human happenings to those which arrive at the margins. Chris writes with warmth and care, and with a little poetry; but he also writes about things which may not directly affect all of us all of the time, nor at the same time, but which eventually touch us all and which ought to matter to us all. The blog entries are easy to read, and to understand: they mix a little of others' wisdom with personal experience and learning; they are honest and light-filled; they matter. I would recommend dipping into Chris's writing for a personal 'recharge', and as way of helping to peel back some of the layers which can hide the meaning in the day-to-day.Chris Naylor's blog is a site of interesting and heartfelt insight into life experience, from the everyday human happenings to those which arrive at the margins. Chris writes with warmth and care, and with a little poetry; but he also writes about things which may not directly affect all of us all of the time, nor at the same time, but which eventually touch us all and which ought to matter to us all. Dr. Harriet Cameron (SFHEA) Senior Lecturer: School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies

New Beginnings

Inspiration is the catalyst to change gear, out of a state if inertia.  Which I had found myself in recently. Thus causing a kind of imobilising frustration, in my mind. A consequence of inertia for me was constant mild anxiety. Life isn’t meant to leave you with a feeling, that everything all nebulae or cavalier/carefree. But …

MH Stigma Awareness

“The stigma associated with mental illness harms the self-esteem of many people who have serious mental illnesses. An important consequence of reducing stigma would be to improve the self-esteem of people who have mental illnesses.” Source: ps.psychiatryonline.orgIt It was during 2004 upon my discharge from Ward 27, of Wellington Hospital. Into Porirua Community Mental Health …

A Brief History of New Zealand Mental Health

Terms given to stereotype /or label a person:   Imbecile mental defective moron congenital mental defective cretin mentally disabled delinquent mentally impaired miscreant psycho consumer idiot schizo tangata whai ora low grade cretin intern asylum vagrant patient lunatic asylum lunatic client mental hospital psychiatric hospital psych services                         attendant psych assistance                     HCA (Healthcare Assistants) MHSW (Mental …