Introduction Foreword Writing Together Coping Within The System Coping On My Own Coping With Teenagers Coping With Relationships Live Performance



What’s going on? My mind just won’t stop...
Like the second hand on my grandfather’s clock
Always in motion, never standing still
It’s sometimes such a struggle, like a great fuck off hill

Even at night, my mind stays in flight
Although on occasion it’s such a delight!
Never sitting still, never at ease
Oh, what a fucker, I’ve got this dreadful disease.


A pebble and a well – therapy

Oh, it’s sinking
I’m sorry –
There is nothing to show

Memories are returning
and something –
is occurring

Bright white light
shone into –
a deep dark well

A chasm is created –
just for a second

from –
another age

Then silence –
Swallowed back
to where they belong.



‘Well, I’m here, I’ve turned up and I’m on the page, and I even had a stint on stage – which was an amazing experience - especially considering how I so struggle with ‘me’.’