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Soteria Network AGM 30th Jan 2021 at 3pm

Why do we need Soteria Houses more than ever in the UK now? Why do we need Soteria Houses more than ever in the UK now? Tickets, Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite Event Information Soteria Network UK promotes the development of drug-free or minimum...


Soteria Network in the time of Covid 19

Soteria has as a first concern the health, safety and well-being of people experiencing mental distress. Many of these have been affected by psychiatric treatments which over time have created additional health hazards - overweight, heart problems, diabetes for...


Soteria Bristol: local group launch meeting.

The Convenor of Bristol Soteria has sent this account of the launch meeting. First Bristol Soteria Network Meeting 29th February, 2020  A small group of us met in central Bristol for our first meeting as a local group. We were all from different backgrounds but...


Only Connect….

In these physically isolating times we still endeavour to heed E. M. Forster's advice to 'only connect.' There's much current advice out there too, on how best to cope positively with imposed isolation at home, and I won't replicate it. I'll just connect by sharing...


Something to share this Spring Day

I love this poem by John Clare at this time of year, and hear it in my mind's ear when I'm on an early morning walk and see the 'pilewort', commonly known as celandine, unfurling its petals to the day. A 'pingle' is a small enclosed space - it's a regional,...


Extinction Rebellion

I've heard of a 'new' psychological term, 'eco-anxiety'. Well, I've been feeling near 'eco-despair' for a long time, but I discovered Extinction Rebellion via a Guardian article last November. I joined the Exeter group - found some wonderful people - and it's...