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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.

MAD PEOPLE WANT MORE FROM THEIR TV LICENCE

27 January 2009

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I had to renew my tv licence this week, even though I have stopped watching TV. I think this happened because I used to contemplate suicide every time I watched Richard and Judy or Jeremy Kyle. If I was in charge of TV, I would adapt some current programmes to be more relevant to Mad People such as myself. Like: How Clean is Your Madhouse? MADWATCH - filmed reconstructions of your crimes of normality. Antics Roadshow Real or No Real Medication, medication, medication How to Look Good...

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EVEN THE REQUEST STOP BUTTON WAS PADDED. MINTY & FRIEND

18 January 2009

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I did some interesting acting work today for Minty & Friend, who are a company that tackle the subject of disability, discrimination, the DDA, and reasonable adjustments using acting, role play, workshops, dinners, mentoring, actually all sorts of things - with compassion, imagination and humour. If are looking at a way to tackle those kind of issues in the workplace, Minty & Friend's website is a good place to start. Not only does it offer a range services, it also has a resource...

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Film Crew needed for self harm Minimisation training DVD

13 January 2009

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National Self Harm Minimisation Group, are a London based mental health charity, looking for film crew to work with our Director in completion of training DVD for medical staff over next 4-6 months...(Feb 09 onwards) . Experience of documentary film making and filming drama required. Fees and expenses neg. Would need own kit/Insurance. This is paid work for right crew, email CV in first instance to Sara Stanton sara@1991andbeyond.co.uk for more info/questions please email ...

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HAPPINESS IS A PADDED CELL

10 January 2009

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Hello people, at the end of the month I will be in a padded cell. And I will be very happy to be there. Because it is part of the campaign to try and tackle mental health discrimination, organised by Time to Change. They have taken over a carriage of a tram in Sheffield. It is a publicity stunt for the media to be interested in the subject matter so those of us affected by mental health discrimination can tell our stories. As I have often said, sometimes the discrimination and stigma is more...

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WONDER WOMAN!

8 January 2009

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I think my mania is edging ever closer in. I have a great urge to run down the street dressed as Wonder Woman, and I want old grannies and traffic wardens to sing 'Wonder Woman' as I pass them. I don't know, am I becoming unwell or is this something my soul needs to do?

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOLLY SEN'S BLOG

2 January 2009

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Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Dolly's Blog, happy birthday to you. So it has been a year, blimey, doesn't time fly when you don't understand the concept of time. I have no new year's resolutions. I can't be arsed to - tee hee. But this year will be busy. Apart from doing my degree, I am about to start a new part time job with Mind in Camden's Hearing Voices Group as a temporary Development Worker, which I am really looking forward to. There is a book that...

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