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Archive for March, 2015

‘I have experienced a mental illness’ – excellent piece by Journalist Derek Masterson

Monday, March 30th, 2015

I have experienced a mental illness. It’s not something to boast about. It’s not something to wear like a badge of honour. But it’s certainly NOT something to be ashamed of. Even in these allegedly enlightened times, mental illness carries a stigma. Too often it’s regarded as a character defect, a weakness to be despised. […]

Befrienders Beard-shaving Fundraiser – 11.03.15

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

On Wednesday March 11th 2015, The Befrienders mob tramped down to Cleary’s pub in Amiens Street to watch our friends and colleagues Tommy and Joseph get shorn of their facial hair to raise funds for us. Joseph was content to lose his beard, but on the night, Tommy decided to get his head-hair shaved off […]