Mental Health

Autistic Pride Day 2016: Why we are proud to have autism

Hollywood films such as Rain Man and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape have introduced neurotypical audiences to the complex condition that is autism (with the help on non-autistic actors). But on Autistic Pride Day, those living with it speak for themselves, and celebrate the unique way that autism affects each of them.

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Musicians and mental health forum at Brighton's Great Escape festival

Until Sunday, the music industry descends on Brighton for one of its largest annual showcases of new and upcoming acts – The Great Escape festival. Among punters desperately seeking access to hotly tipped sets from the likes of Stormzy, Songhoy Blues and Oh Wonder, others will be heading to the accompanying convention for a more measured take on the state of the business.