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Dolly Sen is a writer, director, artist, filmmaker, poet, performer, playwright, mental health consultant, music-maker and public speaker. She has 8 published books since 2002; has taken on performance roles at The Young Vic, the Royal Festival Hall, and around Europe; undertaken a poetry tour; won a poetry award from Poet Laureate Andrew Motion; directed two plays and several TV films; and performed spoken word at City Hall and Oxford University.

Alternative Psychiatric Risk Assessment Form

26 February 2015

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Mental Health Risk Assessment for Mad People

Do you need an assessment form to ascertain risk from being in mental heath services? Do the T.I.A.R.A. (The Institution Attendence Risk Assessment)  NEGLECT: Are you at risk from neglect from services? Is there a previous history of neglect and inadequate care from services? EXPLOITATION Is there a risk of exploitation? Are they going to gain financially from your vulnerability? VIOLENCE & AGGRESSION Is there a history of violence and aggression from staff/system? Have you been...

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Selfish

24 February 2015

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I do not have blue eyes by Dolly Sen

Suicide is selfish. Being a burden to loved ones and society is selfish. Still hurting after evidence-based treatment is selfish. Helping someone is selfish. Not helping someone is selfish. Walking by a homeless person is selfish. Giving them money is selfish. Laughing with so much pain in the world is selfish. Crying at things you cannot change is selfish. Hurting from abuse is selfish; other abused people don’t hurt as much as you. Selfish. Selfish. Selfish. Being excluded by society is...

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I'm fine, thanks

11 February 2015

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A lot on my mind by Dolly Sen

My response to: 'How are you?' 

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If you can't say anything nice...

30 January 2015

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There is a saying which goes: 'if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.' Well here goes:................................................................................................................um..................................................................er.

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Need a producer/organisation to support my mischief and madness

7 January 2015

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help the normals

Happy new year everyone. I am thinking about applying to Unlimited to realise two creative projects, but I need a producer or an organisation to help me produce it.  One is to expand my psychotic website, which you can read about more at http://shortcircuit.org.uk/dolly-sen-the-internet-has-crashed/  You can view the prototype at http://internetbreakdown.com/ please do not go there if you are feeling detached or vulnerable.  My second idea is a live arts project...

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Madvent Calendar Day Twenty-Five

25 December 2014

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Madvent Calendar Day Twenty-Five

They wouldn't allow gold ,frankincense and myrrh onto the unit.

To all those who celebrate it, Merry Christmas.

Let's hope 2015 is better for disabled people. This year has been a right *bleep*

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Madvent Calendar Day Eight

8 December 2014

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Madvent Calendar Day Eight

'Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.'
George Bernard Shaw
 

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