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Raymond is a thirty something young man with lots of experience in the Mental Health sector. He is challenging current popular views on Mental Health, Parenting, Childhood, and Men.
proposing a problem

The Art Of Proposing A Problem To An Audience

I can't say I enjoy reading many of the social articles around the web these days, or at least those articles that make it to the top -- you know? Like when you read...
business

Why Business Isn’t As Easy As You Think

I remember as a young twenty one year old I would look across at my manager on the desk behind me. I wanted her job. She hardly looked busy. I could put my feet...
do people reflect

Do People Truly Reflect On Their Own Behaviour?

It seems the popular thing to do these days it to jump on a blog and bash men. Toxic Masculinity is the term I've heard thrown about the walls of popular blogs and social...
a lesson about ego

A Lesson On Ego

Sometimes it's best to flush that ego down the toilet. Sometimes that ego will get you into more trouble than you know. Ego for me is directly related to self-confidence. I know that I'm smart,...
autism

The Generations That The Autism Diagnosis Forgot

Yesterday I was speaking to a really nice lad at my local Tesco's. A young-ish man, around my age. I regularly see him at the checkout when I'm buying dinner for the evening. I...
talking about men

Why Aren’t We REALLY Talking About Men?

A good writer friend of mine said to me once, "I like you Raymond, you're honest. I wish more people could be like that." She was right too, I can't remember the last time...
respect

Why People With Disabilities Need to Be Treated With Respect

We've moved far in the last twenty years. I can remember a time when I had just been out of psychiatric hospital for about a week and I had some old man preaching to...
man up

Why I Hate The Term Man Up – But Something Less Derogatory Is Needed

I've always hated the term Man up. Man up to me has always been a phrase used to make me feel worse about myself rather than empowered. Sometimes us lads, we like to joke...
women need to listen too

Why Perhaps It’s Time For Women To Hold Space For Men Too?

I had a meeting with a self-identified relationships healer a couple of months back. I loved her work because she seemed to have the idea that women weren't listening either. She would tell me...
men

Why You Minimise Me When You Talk Of My White Male Privilege

My mother told me to shut up quite a lot. My dad did too; he just beat it out of me when I cried. Seems this is the way of the world these days. I get...
Raymond is a thirty something young man with lots of experience in the Mental Health sector. He is challenging current popular views on Mental Health, Parenting, Childhood, and Men.
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