The politics of mental health

A report has just been published by the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE which is a fairly damning indictment of the way the NHS deals with mental ill health compared to physical health problems.1  The report highlights the fact that although mental illness is generally more debilitating than …

Comfortably numb?

It was interesting to watch a documentary about Pink Floyd the other night on BBC4, which was about the making of Wish You Were Here in 1975.  The documentary was made in 2005, when both Richard Wright and founder member Syd Barrett were still alive (Barrett died in 2006 aged …