Monthly Archives: July 2020

Is it time to BAN electric shock therapy? Like a ‘zombie’ is how Gillian describes her state following electroconvulsive therapy for severe depression. She was given the treatment after the birth of her third child triggered terrible flashbacks of childhood abuse and, in turn, major mental illness. The 25 sessions of electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, she underwent were ‘a worse invasion of […]

Will victims of mesh scandal be betrayed all over again? Kath Sansom had hoped now would be the time she could finally ‘step away from all of this and wind it down’ — by ‘all of this’, the 52-year-old means the long fight for victims of faulty vaginal mesh. Since 2011, Good Health has been telling the stories of women whose lives had been […]

We must ban the mesh for good Professor Sue Black OBE is understandably bitter. Last year, she was a candidate in the London Mayoral election, standing for the Women’s Equality Party, when that bid had to be cut short for health reasons, following complications from a ‘simple’ operation she’d had more than 15 years earlier. ‘I’ve been completely debilitated by a […]