Life & Literature

Human Rights for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Right-wing populist political figures along with some tabloid press often portray refugees and asylum seekers in a negative light. Dishonest information is disseminated, insinuating these people are bogus and have come here for a better life, free housing and to cheat...

Paintings of the Virgin Mary

The term ‘Our Lady’ is most frequently used by Catholics when referring to Mary, mother of Jesus. Our Lady features a handful of times in the gospels but her personality traits, background and life are given little mention – although her patience is sometimes...

Omari

The room was dark. I could still hear him breathing. I was sitting in an armchair at the bottom of the bed, trying my best to remain awake, but eventually, I succumbed to exhaustion and fell asleep. For the three previous nights, I had slept on a mattress at the end...

Prison Talk

An Interview with Nick Hardwick CBE, Chief Inspector of PrisonsDeclan Henry – Social Worker and Author Nick Hardwick was appointed the Chief Inspector of Prisons in 2010. He has had an impressive career to date. Prior to his current role, he was the Chair of the...

Q&A – Declan Henry, author of Trans Voices with Fiona Audley Managing Editor at The Irish Post newspaper.

‘Trans Voices – Becoming Who You Are’ by Declan Henry: Q&A – Declan Henry, author of Trans Voices with Fiona Audley Managing Editor at The Irish Post newspaper Bronze Winner for the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category of Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans...

Huffington Post – The difference between being Gay and Trans

Up until 2015, I’d never met a transgender person. Most of my gay friends hadn’t either, except for some who encountered drag artists in pubs. I'm unsure whether this is indicative of the larger gay community but if so, maybe it’s because whilst the gay and trans...

Irish Times – Book on transgender people

As a gay man, I became interested in transgender issues for two reasons. The first was that before I started researching the subject I did not know any trans person and the second was that I wanted to discover the real reasons why people are dissatisfied with their...

The Prophet Muhammad

For as long as I have known Muslims, I have been aware of their unwavering love and respect for the founder of their beloved religion. This has been a pleasure to observe, especially at times when their religion has been under criticism and provoked feelings of fear...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The number of children who get diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) continues to rise every year. It is reasonable to wonder how this came about since the condition wasn’t even heard of thirty years ago. It is also worth considering how past...

Ramadan

A delayed flight from Aberdeen to London resulted in me missing the last train home to Kent. Getting a taxi resulted in an unexpected conversation about Islam with the driver. Salman, a British-born Bengali, in his thirties, worked during the day in a professional...

Quakerism in Ireland

My first attendance at a Quaker service consisted of sixteen of us sitting around in a circle. The sun shone across the room as we closed our eyes and settled our minds. Although I could hear traffic in the background, mingled with the sound of birds in the courtyard,...

Ramadan

A delayed flight from Aberdeen to London resulted in me missing the last train home to Kent. Getting a taxi resulted in an unexpected conversation about Islam with the driver. Salman, a British-born Bengali, in his thirties, worked during the day in a professional...

Q&A – Declan Henry author of Voices of Modern-Islam

What lead you to write this book?Initially, I wanted to understand why some Muslims get radicalised before my idea broadened. My research fired up interest in the religion and the Prophet Muhammad, resulting in the book becoming a more generalised text about Islam and...

The Thing About December

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ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Information For Parents & Professionals

Information For Parents & Professionals

To view and download my ADHD booklet in the PDF format, simply add to cart and follow instructions (no charge) . This booklet continues to be distributed throughout Kent to parents and professionals.

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