Kevin Maxwell

Writer and advocate

Living with Depression

On 10 October, the UK celebrated World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise public awareness about mental health issues. This got me thinking – how much do we actually know about mental health at Regent’s College and the stigma that is attached to it? In June last year I was diagnosed with reactive depression,…

Arts Budget Cuts

There is public acknowledgement that cuts are needed in the country to help the deficit, but with the arts budget only one percent of the NHS budget, the arts punch above their weight and support a massive industry. Many students on the MA Writing for Screen and Stage are hoping to write scripts for film,…

Living with Depression

On 10 October, the UK celebrated World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise public awareness about mental health issues. This got me thinking – how much do we actually know about mental health at Regent’s College and the stigma that is attached to it? In June last year I was diagnosed with reactive depression,…

Living with Depression – Page 1

To mark World Mental Health Day, today I start a new series of blogs on depression, to help raise awareness and understanding of the mental illness. This is my story… Denial. It was the afternoon of June 26th 2009, when I first heard the words ‘you’re suffering from depression’. I was at a Central London…

Comment: Black Pride & Prejudice

Despite the wet weather in London, UK Black Pride held its fifth annual event in Regent’s Park last Saturday. The day after, I was lying in bed catching up on the news online when I saw a PinkNews.co.uk article on the festival. The comments from some readers towards the black and Asian community caught my…

Litter Bugs Me!

As Alex and I were leaving our flat today, there were two guys walking along the street past the houses adjacent to us, one with a dog in tow. The first guy without the dog dropped a blue plastic carrier bag on the floor with what I can only assume had rubbish in it and…

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

I was sitting in Caffe Nero’s earlier drinking my medium latte (I forget now what they call this size?), when I received an email notification on my mobile telephone with the subject heading of ‘Hello My Dear How Are You And Your Family’! My first thought was, ‘oh’, an email off my Auntie Mary, then…