Merry snowyness to all of you. We’ve got some last minute gifts which we hope you’ll enjoy.
And finally, a gift for yourselves, colleagues and friends. Some of you will have read in the recent Chanukah newsletter that Ruby Wax and Judith Owen generously put on their Losing It show for Star Wards at my local, St Ann’s hospital in Tottenham. It was an exceptional experience – all the warmth, humour , edginess one would expect from Ruby and the poignant and exquisitely delivered songs from Judith. The show also had courageously personal and moving accounts of Ruby’s wrangles with her mental illness. Her perspectives on how she and others deal with this were really enlightening, even for an audience already steeped in mental health expertise, and resonated strongly with service users, fundraisers and health professionals alike.