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Stephen Watkins is a part-time volunteer with a dementia befriending project in London. He currently works in a non-clinical role for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust having previously worked in local government.

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Owning a wood: My rural idyll wasn’t exactly what I expected, Notebook

Owning a wood: My rural idyll wasn’t exactly what I expected

A growing number of people are helping preserve the Welsh countryside by becoming small woodland owners. Steve Watkins found a boyhood dream of owning a wood more challenging than expected along with some surprising discoveries about the Great Outdoors.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 7 November 2012 at 4:00 am

Dr Norman Rosenthal: ‘After all, who wants to prescribe a 10-year-old with Prozac?’, Health

Dr Norman Rosenthal: ‘After all, who wants to prescribe a 10-year-old with Prozac?’

Dr Norman Rosenthal is used to looking outside the box for answers to conditions such as seasonal affective disorder and post-traumatic stress. His work has sometimes put him at odds with a largely conservative medical establishment who forget that many of today’s procedures were themselves questioned in the past.

By | Health, Notebook | Monday, 22 October 2012 at 1:27 pm

The history of our Olympic Park, Sport

The history of our Olympic Park

The greatest sporting show in the world comes to London this summer but the site of the 2012 Olympics has a rich sporting heritage dating back to the beginning of the 20th Century, writes Steve Watkins. Eton Manor Boys Club produced several Olympians of its own during a 100 year tenure that lives on today in the local athletics club.

By | Sport | Thursday, 19 April 2012 at 9:34 am

Volunteering: Appreciating how bittersweet life can be, Health

Volunteering: Appreciating how bittersweet life can be

Many of us like the idea of volunteering but find plenty of excuses not to.

Steve Watkins talks about how his personal experience of dementia helped him take the plunge.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 10 January 2012 at 12:01 am

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