Q. You have quite a family connection with Victoria College. A. Yes, I was a pupil at the school and my mother Margaret Andrews was principal here. At prize night the other night I was able to get a photograph of me with my mum and my predecessor as principal here, Patricia Slevin. It is quite a moment when your mum comes to your first prize night as a guest of honour in her own right. She retired from the school about 13 years ago and was principal for about 10 years. Q. So you came from an educational background? A. All those on my mum's side of the family have all taught at some time except for one uncle, who is a doctor. Maths was a tradition in our family and they all went to Queen's University and that was a tradition that continued with me, my brother and cousins. My aunts and uncles' passion for education inspired me the whole way through my education and teaching career. It was part of growing up in my family. Q. Was maths your favourite subject as a pupil? A. No. It took … [Read more...] about Meet the Principal
Mental health best interest meeting
Two Banbury men are honouring the memory of a close friend who took his own life by setting up a mental health awareness hub to enable people to receive the care and advice they need. Rico Sangha and Simeon Baker will officially launch Speak Up at an open day event at Banbury United Football Club on Sunday, August 18 and are inviting anyone interested in the project to drop in. The duo are not mental healthcare professionals so are urging therapists, councillors and other specialists to come together in order that Speak Up will be a one stop shop for people seeking help and advice. Rico said: “It’s been something we’ve thought about for a long time. Our friend committed suicide and it was a big wake up call because there is nothing in place for people with mental health, depression, addictions, as a platform locally, so we decided to do something. “We are going to start with an open day and Banbury United have happily said they will facilitate, they’ll … [Read more...] about Mental health service in memory of friend
Rick Alverson's oddball tale of a traveling lobotomist and his ward in 1950s USA is an unsettling trip through the 20th century American psyche David Fear, provided by Published 5:55 pm CDT, Thursday, July 25, 2019 Photo: Kino Lorber Photo: Kino Lorber Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Kino Lorber ‘The Mountain’ Review: Mental Health Will Drive You Mad 1 / 1 Back to Gallery There’s something about Tye Sheridan. Adopted early on by indie and/or iconoclastic filmmakers like Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life), Jeff Nichols (Mud) and David Gordon Green (Joe), he played fresh-faced innocents on the cusp of receiving wisdom or being irrevocably warped. … [Read more...] about ‘The Mountain’ Review: Mental Health Will Drive You Mad
Applications are being accepted for anyone interested in serving on a task force that will overhaul Colorado's behavioral health care system.The 25-member Behavioral Health Task Force was announced by Gov. Jared Polis on April 8 to reform the way Colorado delivers care to people battling mental illness and substance abuse.A special report by The Gazette earlier this month found Colorado’s efforts to make health care effective, accessible and affordable have been inconsistent at best and a failure at worst. Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans are unable to access care in a system that is often confusing, unaffordable and inadequate to meet demand.The Colorado Department of Human Services' Office of Behavioral Health will lead the effort.The main task force will be comprised of 25 members, and it must "represent diverse and balanced perspectives, including consumers and families dealing with behavioral health issues, key executive agencies representing state and local government, … [Read more...] about Applications being taken for Colorado’s Behavioral Health Task Force
Joe Coscarelli and Melena Ryzik, New York Times 3:25 pm PST, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 FILE -- Ryan Adams at Pax Am studios in Los Angeles, Feb. 6, 2017. Several women say Adams offered to jumpstart their music careers, then pursued them sexually and in some cases retaliated when they spurned him. He denies the claims. (Elizabeth Weinberg/The New York Times) less FILE -- Ryan Adams at Pax Am studios in Los Angeles, Feb. 6, 2017. Several women say Adams offered to jumpstart their music careers, then pursued them sexually and in some cases retaliated when they spurned ... more Photo: ELIZABETH WEINBERG/NYT Photo: ELIZABETH WEINBERG/NYT Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 FILE -- Ryan Adams at Pax Am studios in Los Angeles, Feb. 6, 2017. Several women say Adams offered … [Read more...] about Ryan Adams dangled success. Women say they paid a price.