28 March 2018
A close shave for Tiff
Consultant psychiatrist Tiff Earle has made a
hair-raising decision in the name of ground-breaking dementia
"I am a Warrior of Wellbeing; we are a group of diverse
organisations in North Somerset, battling to raise mental health
awareness and reduce stigma. As an NHS consultant psychiatrist, I
want to do whatever it takes to help the 1 in 4 people who will
have mental health issues.
The ToverTafel magic table is a ground-breaking interactive
sound and light experience for people with severe dementia and we
want to buy one for Dune ward, our dementia inpatient unit in North
It is proven to increase wellbeing and provide those 'moments of
happiness' that can be hard for these patients to capture.
My hair will grow back - I may get some strange looks for a
while, but this is nothing compared to the stigma and
discrimination mental health patients suffer every day!
My hair will also be donated to Little Princess charity, which
makes wigs for children who have lost their hair through
My very public head shave will take place at the fantastic
Feelgood Festival at the Italian Gardens, Weston super Mare on 19th
May, which will also have music, stalls and wellbeing activities. I
have set up a Justgiving page for donations - please donate and
support us, and come along on the day!"
To donate visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tiff-earle
Pictured: The ToverTafel original table, image by