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miranda morland

7:35 AM on September 17, 2018

sorry i've had to turn the comments off as i have been inundated with lots of horrid spam thank you for all your kind comments very much appreciated miranda

miranda morland

7:29 AM on September 17, 2018

thank you Walter glad you found it useful miranda


4:25 AM on August 31, 2018

I browsed through this website and there's so much useful info, saved to my bookmarks

Julie gosling

6:21 AM on April 1, 2013

Time to make links energise and support


7:22 PM on August 27, 2012

Great Site! Stumbled upon it accidentally. Wish you all the best.

miranda morland

4:48 PM on June 28, 2012

hey suli sorry to hear of your experience - glad the dr raj has been shown up for being untrustworthy so many doctors get away with worse - it is so awful that so many end up addicted to these blooming drugs seems to me many dr's are just glorified drug pushers - take care and glad you have left a comment love and rainbows miranda


4:09 PM on June 28, 2012

found this site by chance. I was treated by Dr Raj Persaud. He was very greedy, very expensive, didn't take a medical history but was keen to put me on strong drugs. His 'advice' landed me in a mess and then he ran a mile. His only interest was money. He was arrogant, and manipulative. This site highlights dangers we must all be aware off. I am bruised by my experience with him and live with the affects.

miranda morland

6:13 AM on March 5, 2012

Hey Denise about Big Book of Benefits Yes there is a 2012 edition you can order it from mind use this link it is 15.99 Hope of help love and rainbows miranda

joe kelly

5:30 AM on December 26, 2011

hi miranda merry christmas and a happy new year. love joe

miranda morland

7:11 AM on December 12, 2011

To Janet Self Thank you for the comment Graham Gaskin is my hero read the 2 books about his life What an awful time he had I was so inspired by his story I wanted to write to him in Prison Sadly I read at the end of the book that he was no longer with us I cried all day ......What an amazing guy Wish more people know about him Rock On Graham Gaskin thanx miranda

Janet Self

5:42 PM on December 11, 2011

Hi, I stumbled across this site whilst looking for Graham Gaskin's story! I am currently conducting research into outcomes for children leaving care as part of my social work MA dissertation. Thank you for the information provided.

Martin Camden 

<[email protected]>6:25 PM on September 4, 2011

Good site. I have recovered from Bi-polar despite the efforts of the mental health system, not because of it. I am a service user activist, an expert by experience, and a service user consultant. And, I am campagning tirelessly for improvements starting in the South London area.

Denise Tushingham

8:31 AM on June 29, 2011

Hi Miranda Remember me Great site, I ve just made enquires about the Big Book of Benifits extremly helpful, Is there a recent one? Take Care.

Denise Tushingham

8:27 AM on June 29, 2011

Can you tell me if there is an updated version of the Big Book of Benifits. I had one a few years ago which was invaluble in my line of work, but with all the changes I need up dates. I work in Floating support with clients who have a mental health illness.


7:24 AM on January 15, 2011

Hi, Just had to say what a brilliant informative site you have created Miranda ! I too have had a long fight with Bi-Polar depression and anxiety and throughly agree with your goals in live; particularly to break down the stigma. Recently I set up a forum called "FoRUM" run for service users and carers by service users and carers. We worker across Surrey Heath (Surrey) and N E Hampshire. we provide information and meeting points as well as representing users and carers at Stakeholder and steering group level;lobbying the needs and wishes of people in the mental health arena. It is a shame you live in Kent (no offence,i used to live in Kent during the 70's!) as I would really like to invite you to one of our public meetings . I think we would be very inspired by the work of this blogg site. If you feel the need contact provided below. Best wishes Mr Perry Clifton Secretary N E Hants& Surrey Heath carers and users of mental health services. Surrey Heath Service User Advocate - voluntary [email protected] Tele. 07970 761057

Suman Fernando

9:49 AM on December 29, 2010

Just discovered this website - great site and not only for service users and carer but all who CARE about proper and helpful services for people with MH problems. Well done Miranda! And I see that I am actually mentioned on the site! Suman Fernando


3:08 AM on November 27, 2010

V good site just found it,stuck on Seroxat for depression.

Shaun Considine

1:45 PM on October 17, 2010

Fascinating and invaluable site.

joe kelly

10:02 AM on October 2, 2010

dear miranda i hope you are well. it would be nice to talk 02085750250 kind regards joe kelly

Benjamin Easton

2:36 PM on June 26, 2010

In mental health in a capitalist system, when care is as it must thereafter be a market force, love is debunked into the chargeable quantum.

tony heyes

11:30 AM on June 16, 2010

Hi Miranda, I'm with Philip and his friend Dave in Starbucks. When nn Starbucks I always think of you because you helped me! best wishes Tony


8:00 AM on March 19, 2010

Great site really informative . Keep up the good work xl


9:57 PM on March 17, 2010

Well done Miranda! A really informative and interesting site.

Susan Bicknell

12:33 PM on February 28, 2010

Just discovered your site Just one drop carries ripples to the edge of a pond or an ocean The longest journey begins with just a single step Thank you for this site warm regards Susan

eva ramos

8:49 AM on December 4, 2009

wonderful effort


10:33 AM on October 9, 2009

Hi, I came across this site through a University tutor's link on their own site. I want to read through everything on here, there's a wealth of material. This is really informative, useful and well put-together. I look forward to digging deeper and learning more!

Jo Woollett

3:36 AM on July 2, 2009

Hi Miranda. We met at the cosultation event on Tuesday and you told me about your website. I just wanted to say that I love it. Your passion for what is right and what needs to be addressed is inspiring. Jo


4:51 PM on June 26, 2009


eric godden

4:15 PM on June 4, 2009

Been looking at your site Miranda,very impressed. I sent you an email soon after the induction, did you get it? Let me know if I can help in any way. Regards, Eric Godden, fellow governor.


3:21 PM on June 2, 2009

Great website with lots of usefull information miranda. Well needed keep it up. Thanks for supporting us as we try to support eachother. And make those in power more accountable. Thank you for doing the link to my site yet more recognition. B safe 1st always... John

Philip Dixon-Phillips

12:35 AM on April 15, 2009

Philip Dixon-Phillips heard a BBC Radio 4 programme referring to 'medical records' - and thought ''hurrah'' we're onto the debate about 'implied- consent ' {for what feels like all and sundry to read all about your medical history as far as I'm concerned} again. The more publicity the topic of what are we going to do about serious intrusion into our 'private lives' gets the more the possibilty of us seeing a change - from just letting intrusion into our private lives by stealth continue unabated and instead to see some constraints put on all that intrusion. Please are their commentators reading 'bruiseduk' who are able to add weight to this important debate.Thanks for your pages here. Keep it going Canny for it's a useful site. Philip.

George Barnsby

11:31 AM on April 14, 2009

Can you find me a letter in the Guardian/Observer a few days ago from a man sying he had cured himself of Tourettes Syndrome

amanda lloyd

1:00 PM on April 5, 2009

hi honey - great website, keep it up!


8:42 AM on January 12, 2009

Hi My name is andrea I was at kendall House in 1978 an survived it I wasnt there for very long. However I havce since had two children one of which has learning difficulties and lielong medical condition. I too have issues regarding the systematic abuse witnessed and experienced there.My memories are very hazy of names etc but I know this is because of the daily amounts of drugs we were given. Keep fighting be strong. Best wishes

karen denman

5:36 PM on January 8, 2009

hi,my name is karen,i am a survivor of kendall house gravesend kent,i was there for 3 years from 1975 to 78,i have my own issues of mental health problems that i am still struggling to deal with after years of not being helped or listened to due to the abuse and drugs i was pumped with at kendall house,but i am now lucky enough to have the support a nd help from my cpn and gp,dont give up hope we have to keep fighting.


4:19 PM on December 14, 2008

i support what you stand for and have been bruised myself. best wishes to you all


6:42 PM on November 12, 2008

Great site! I am an abuse survivor... and have experienced many problems with mental health services.

Phil Lockwood

5:26 AM on November 9, 2008 Hi Everybody, Great site Miranda, all power to you. Can I please ask all the peeps here to support our protest that we are holding outside St George & Tolworth MHT HQ, (South London), on Friday November 28th 2008 with this protest being in support of Tabi, (see message below), and all others abused by the system. There are details on our web site and we have our own Facebook protest group, All support, in what ever way, appreciated. Highest regards, Phil

miranda morland

8:42 AM on October 29, 2008

Hi everyone, just want to thank you all for your kind messages, if you need to contact bruised uk for anything, just send an email to [email protected] love and rainbows miranda morland

Trev Fairminer

5:30 AM on October 29, 2008

Just fantastic. An inspiration. Keep up the good work.


2:30 PM on August 18, 2008

Great Site Lots of information

Tabi Cockerton

12:33 PM on June 28, 2008

Just wanted to say i feel less alone finding here. im currently in an abusive situation with services, n i need of safe place 4 advice thank you


7:29 PM on June 7, 2008

Rest well, Graham (Gaskin). I hope wherever you are you got your garden. Wish we had not lost touch, man.


4:57 PM on May 23, 2008

you just saved my life...found this site by accident...and its the best read ever

MR N Snooks

10:39 AM on March 21, 2008

Your an inspiration to all mentally divergent peeps that dont accept what they are told by people that were only fed facts from books and not expereicned it them selfs, or that live in total denail that telepathy and much much more really exsists....Proud of you little miss Thats why Im made I believe and its the easiest sublimation to expalin why minds are not classed as normal, why does eveyone else ignore me... Change the system of care- the carers must hate lying and tripping when they could help properly

Omer Yildirim

7:16 AM on February 26, 2008

I love your poems on the site! they are absolutely brilliant...:roll:

Dave Popham

6:14 PM on February 1, 2008

Thanks for a wonderful breath of fresh air in a particularly "stale" environment. Having worked in the caring professions for over 35 years, I've seen both sides of the coin. I've been hospitalised with both physical medical conditions and am myself attempting to introduce a new "therapy" into the UK - that of Psychiatric Support Dogs. Wishing you everything you wish yourselves - ~Dave Popham

Lydia Walsh-Yildirim, Mind Freedom Ireland

7:13 PM on January 11, 2008

Experience is the mother of wisdom. An excellent, upbeat site. Keep it up, well done!


11:43 AM on December 11, 2007

Hi Miranda! Lovely to meet you at the NAPAC party! congratulations for creating such an informative and thought provoking site! All the best x

cyndi white

12:22 PM on October 27, 2007

time to stop the abuse !

Mick McKeown

6:37 AM on October 10, 2007

Miranda Good to meet you at the UEL seminar & good luck with all your work. Like the website best wsihes mick

Margaret Cook

12:23 AM on September 9, 2007

:) Hi great info. My friend Anna who is in Perth Western Australia told me about this website. Anna is film maker and play writer and has not long been back from the UK. Margaret

Philip Dixon-Phillips

1:36 AM on August 4, 2007

RE: " Big Up All Nutters". Thank you bruiseduk for publishing the graffiti notice 'Big Up All Nutters' - which will hopefully encourage your readship to contribute more of the same. Having just read bruiseduk's whistleblower page may I promote the idea of trades unions (such as 'Unison') setting up little coiteries of both user and carer groups like there are black groups, womens groups and gay groups within union bodies. I believe if such a facility were offered then whistleblowing opportunities would open up massively. Some structure is desperately needed because far too much gagging and bullying of whistleblowers goes on currently. All the best for the future development of this bruised uk web-site. (It's an inspiration to all users and carers no doubt.) Philip.

zoe bissett

6:58 AM on July 30, 2007

Interesting and a great source of information. Thanks for all the hard work.

David Conlon

4:18 PM on June 27, 2007

A very informative site.


2:52 AM on June 19, 2007

I love this site, I only stumbled across it doing research but it's got so much more than I was looking for, well done.

Nicky Marshall

8:09 AM on June 12, 2007

Hi, excellent site. I find it really useful. Any tips for a fairly new Spiritual Care Coordinator/Chaplain. Thanks Nicky Marshall

manny lalani

12:20 PM on June 3, 2007

it is a realy informative website, and easy to understand carry on the hard work

Clayton Dela William Hefley

1:41 PM on April 19, 2007

this site is informative and interesting to say the least. i look forward to seeing more material in the future.

Philip Dixon-Phillips

12:46 AM on February 16, 2007

Little paradises take time, little parties end - time regrets the error

Christopher Luke

5:30 PM on December 20, 2006

A most interesting and informative site.


9:06 PM on November 12, 2006

Hi, good site. Im in new zealand struggling by. Have got a blog called which deals with new zealand mental health law; there are also posters and covert photos of the inside of a psych. ward


9:44 AM on October 22, 2006

Excellent site. Found this after reading about Camila Batmanghelidjh and Kidscape. I'm a therapist and am vey pleased to see this intiative and how it helps redress the power imbalance.


mary[email protected]

3:25 PM on October 12, 2006

Well done for this very informative site. Mary Maddock, MindFreedom Ireland.

mugujoe <[email protected]>

9:07 PM on September 14, 2006



11:52 PM on August 15, 2006

hey I found your site in the directory trying to see if mine would show up. It never did... so yeah, nice site though, it must have taken alot of work. You can check out my site, i was bruised pretty badly by my experiences

joe stirling <[email protected]>

9:16 AM on June 15, 2006

CORRECTION to the previous email address which should be

Robillard <[email protected]>

3:56 PM on May 31, 2006

Hi, thanks for this site, Liz