David Wilson is a former governor of HM Grendon, an experimental psychiatric prison in Buckinghamshire. Grendon is unique within the British penal system as it operates entirely as a psychodrama and therapeutic community. Prisoners engage in drama and creative workshops, group art, music and wellbeing courses.
Alex Cavendish is a former inmate. He was moved between six prisons, and eventually was released in 2014. Adam Mac is a prisoner serving life at HMP Wakefield. Both reveal an institution marred by systematic drug abuse, assault, violence and rape.
Catherine McMaster reports.
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke warns prisons have become “unacceptable violent and dangerous places” in his first Annual Report released today.
The cinematic failings of Me Before You unravelled with the assistance of disabled director, Elinor Rowlands.
Continue reading ““Just because he can’t actually fuck her, he therefore has to die. He has a tongue he can do other things””
A report issued by Women’s Aid showed that disabled women are twice as likely to experience gender-based violence than non-disabled women.
The native Aboriginal people of Australia are a society entrenched in an oral culture of storytelling. It encompasses every aspect of their discourse-every rock, tree and animal has a story. The explanation for their cultural beliefs is shared through story, and these stories are passed down through generations by song and dance.
An investigation into the rise in teenage suicide and depression in UK’s leading educational institutions, and how two actresses are trying to help child mental health through issue based forum drama.
Continue reading ““Kids are going to try drugs, self harm and get pregnant. There is no way of stopping them, but it is about educating these kids so if they get into these situations they know how to get out of it”.”