Hello, just a quick important message: IF you HAVE BEEN struggling, are RIGHT NOW or may in the FUTURE or know someone, then PLEASE take a look at this page with information about HELPLINES and words of an experience of them, from someone who HAS used one.
If you have come here and you want to see the FULL variety of my writing, performing and creative work, which includes ALL subjects, and both serious and comedy, then go to www.thepoetjohn.com. BUT if you only want to specifically know more about the issues I have campaigned on in depth (abuse and mental health) then your in the right place here. Or even better of course, I'd love you to visit both.
Welcome to B safe 1st always
Hi! I’m John Harrison; this site was brought about because of my own personal experiences as a child abuse survivor, who was failed by the system, especially in my early thirties when my health deteriorated. I was also failed by others, including charities, when I stood up against this over a decade ago. On this site there are Documents, Poems, Videos, and Letters to and from the UK MP's and PM's representatives, the Queens representatives, DR's and more. My experience, and others have showed, that some are NOT being helped properly. And because of this, some are also put at great risk health wise, while in terribly traumatic situations. This just adds to the situation that they are already suffering. I challenge this state of affairs.
Through these experiences I also know that much of the systems complaints procedures and departments just don’t work for us, and that the legal system can also fail the vulnerable. Many are too weak to go through these processes anyway. I have fought against this, as I do not accept vulnerable people being ill treated, and being denied care and compassion. I do not accept people in organisations failing us, and being allowed to. My true crime was to need help, through no fault of my own, and asking for it, because I had no choice. All I want is true accountability. Those who deny the vulnerable help through ignorance, negligence or worse, MUST NOT be allowed to continue in the positions they hold, whoever or whatever they are. The compassionate, and decent people, need not worry about any of that. I believe in the NHS and other organisations, but I have sadly come across too many, whose actions, and denial, shows they don't, even though they work within them. site index
If you have had a better experience (as others have). Then I am glad. But this is what we want ALL to experience. And this will only happen, if we stand up against it, when it doesn't.
In the right hand side bar, you will find some useful organisations and links. Although this site is run by an adult, I am aware that young people may see this website. You can see the Childline number AND website in the right hand side bar.
This was one of the nice things that happened to me via the Psychiatrists: after visiting one Psychiatrist wrote to my Dr and said: "He did not appear mentally unwell, just plain miserable" (even IF it was true, is that a professional opinion? or way to behave to a vulnerable person? to see the document Click here) but only three months before that they wrote that I had "long standing severe depression". I know this because I used the data protection act to gain access to my records. :( To sum up the treatment I got from them, click here, to see a one minute video poem called 'Psychiatric Diet'.
If you want to know, what I'm not, despite what some have said. Then check out my video 'The Fact is'. There are hundreds more, not all on mental health and abuse of course... but sadly too many that reflect what went on and what goes on.
The site aims to help show how things are NOW for many. Expose this for change to come. And Promote real true Accountability, and air the silent voice of one of many. To show, WE are able to speak out. So others can continue to know WE are not alone.
'Raising awareness of child abuse and its consequences in later life'
Please take care when viewing this site it contains details of distressing situations and experiences. Please be in a safe place and safe state of mind. We want to highlight the suffering and injustice NOT create it.
B safe 1st always.
Dedicated to all the Johns, Jaynes, Bills,
Samanthas and more.. who are no longer
I read a letter I sent to the then, Prime
Minister and other MP's in April 2008 on
child abuse, the perpatrators and the
victims / survivors.
Please reach out to that someone TODAY.
But what ever happens, keep trying.
There are other numbers and other people.
It will take as long as it takes, to get the right help.
BUT YOUR WORTH IT.
Please take a look to the the right,
or on the links page for details of some who are here.
Here's a little guide to what to expect on each page of this website.
'Documents' this has a hand full of the seven hundred pages I have collected about my health, letters I wrote and paperwork I got through three times using the data protection act. These were among those I regularly sent to the MP's etc.
'Wont Help Himself?' this is what was said about me, by the bad people involved in my case (health). This helps prove how this is NOT true. With evidence to the contrary to what was said. 'Illness?' goes along the same lines too.
'Statement' this page shows some letters I sent to the health care providers (among others) about what is and was happening. It was my way of saying the truth, to those who were strong, when I was vulnerable, but who were wrong, when I was right. And I wanted them to know, I would fight on, with the truth, against the wrong doings by them.. or those who failed and fail to act.
'My Campaign' and the other two pages after it., are all about what happened leading up to me contacting the Prime Minister, about my issues with those in the system who had failed me AND who were not and are not accountable.
'Books' a selection of just a few books on child abuse mainly by survivors themselves.
'Guest Poems' has four poems by other survivors that I was proud to have been allowed to share and make a video for.
'B safe 1st always radio' a page about the online radio I did and why. It also has links to each show I did. And a player to hear them here too.
'Child Abuse Monument' the monument is in Canada, it gives more info about it.
'My Other Website' gives a little more information and links to the different things on that website. More Poetry, Spoken Word BUT also Songs and a lot more humorous stuff, through that AND fiction too.
'Raising Awareness' shows most of the videos I use for raising awareness of child abuse and its consequences in later life.
'Live' a chance to see some video footage of me (John Harrison) live, or audio of me. These include footage at Child Abuse Rallies, Spoken Word events and Radio.
You can also view my other website thepoetjohn.com IF you wish to glance at my poetry and performances only.