Following the Mind Media Awards, I was flattered to be asked by journalist Mary O’HARA, – herself a Mind Media Award Winner – if she could profile me for the Society Guardian pages. After carefully navigating the whole “police officer talking to the media” thing we met up – on the very afternoon that Lord LEVESON published his report!
Here is the article for you to read: I could not be more chuffed to have been given coverage and flattered it was from such a renowned mental health journalist. Not only is it likely to drive more traffic to the blog it is going to raise awareness of the important role played by UK police officers in our de facto mental health system. I also learned the usefulness of the word ‘opaque’ to describe mental health law!
Mary brought with her a professional photographer and I’m sure he knows how to work a camera better than the rest of us: I can only apologise for his raw material and suggest that even photoshop must have its limits! :-)
The Mental Health Cop blog won the Mind 2012 Digital Media Award, in memory and in honour of Mark Hanson.
The Awards celebrate the “best portrayals of and reporting on mental health in the media.”