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Rachel Rowan Olive

Posts by Rachel Rowan Olive

Cartoon of a patient lying in a hospital bed with a doctor in PPE standing to their right

Coronavirus Bill frees up psychiatrists to fight COVID19

The Coronavirus Bill became the Coronavirus Act and passed into law last week. It included changes to mental health legislation which is not yet in force. Only one doctor will be needed to section someone, and sections will be able to last longer without review. Those of us who have been ...

A is for Awkward Stick Drawing

Rachel Rowan Olive: coloured by austerity

This showcase was published as part of Dolly Sen's guest editorship on Disability Arts Online. I started making art after I had a breakdown five years ago. My experiences of madness and the mental health system were coloured by austerity from the start: the constant struggle for resources; the way this ...