Thurrock resident invited as guest speaker on mental health challenges

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A THURROCK resident has been invited as a guest speaker in Southend to talk about the mental health challenges

Thandiwe Khumalo, who lives in Tilbury, was invited as the guest speaker after she revealed that in her experience working in mental health for over a decade mental health issues cannot be underestimated.

Thandiwe said: “Poverty and mental health are closely linked and mental health problems are common amongst people from economically deprived backgrounds.

“The service cuts are not helping in tackling the challenge we have and providing more effective intervention during this period would help prevent mental health problems early in life including providing opportunities for education and employment.

“The event in Southend on the 15th June will have community leaders from across the United Kingdom highlighting the urgent need to tackle the mental health issues , as part of the 10 years Global Mental health anniversary and also fundraise for a hospital in Zambia.

5 Responses to "Thurrock resident invited as guest speaker on mental health challenges"

  1. Valen (Myles) Cook   June 11, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Surely they should have asked a sufferer to speak at the event, not just a mental health worker. It seems that the sufferer’s perspective is always being ignored.

  2. Peter Perrin   June 14, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Mr Cook,
    It is more than likely there will be a speaker at this event who has/still suffers with mental health issues. Your problem is that person is not you and in your egotistical opinion the meeting will, as you are so fond of telling us, be devalued as a consequence of being deprived of your “expert and superior” knowledge and experience of mental health problems.

    To pre-empt your predictable rant that I “owe you an apology”. Unlike you, I politely asked you to desist from using my blogs as a means of waging verbal “warfare” with other commentators. Let me make it clear, I have no intention of tendering you an apology as I believe I have nothing to apologise for.

  3. Valen (Myles) Cook   June 16, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Perrin – I don’t care whether it’s me or not, you sad old fart. I just think that a sufferer being invited to talk would be more newsworthy than someone who works in the sector. I’m not the sort of egotistical person you seem to think I am, Perrin. You, however, are an egotistical old fart who believes that he is above everyone else because Casey allows you to personally attack people in your pointless rants and get away with it despite the fact that it breaks every tenet of journalistic ethics, you pathetic miserable old fart.

    You do still owe me an apology and I will keep demanding it on every single rant of yours that Casey publishes. You owe me the apology Catching The Bus, didn’t even though you could have because he included his real name on his screen name at the time.

    And now you have openly attacked me in your comment, believe me when I say that I’m only just starting because you asked for it, you pathetic aged hypocrite.

  4. Catching the Bus   June 16, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    “I politely asked you to desist from using my blogs as a means of waging verbal “warfare” with other commentators.”

    Pater Perrin
    You did that in your own BLOG with myself. Catching the Bus, Thurrocksgonedownhill, Valen, and Bignoise.
    In your very own article.

  5. Catching the Bus   June 16, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    From your own blog.

    “This item is addressed to those who post comments on articles and blogs, specifically “thurrocksgonedownhill”, “big noise”, “Catching the Bus” and Valen (Myles) Cook.

    Gentlemen, I presume you are all men, will you promise that you will no longer use other peoples articles or blogs to conduct a personal war between yourselves.”

    And you did that in this article Peter starting that very thing on this page.

    I give up with you lot.

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