The Layard Report

The following post was submitted by Jonathan Gadsby. As ever, please feel free to comment below. In December 2016 an electronic version of a new report became available, prior to its imminent publication in book form, by the London School of Economics. Dubbed 'The Layard Report' after key author Richard Layard, the actual title is The Origins... Continue Reading →

Asylum Magazine Interview

The following is an interview between Jonathan Gadsby of the CMHNN and Helen Spandler, part of the editorial collective of Asylum Magazine, an affordable quarterly magazine that is packed with articles about critical mental health. There is simply no other magazine like it in the UK and it feels like it has an increasingly important contribution... Continue Reading →

What is going on at the DCP?

This post is a short round-up of some extremely interesting work being done by psychologists in the UK, mostly connected to the Division of Clinical Psychology, taking a critical view of mental health services. It also introduces a brand new document they have produced, as well as two other important recent ones. Mental health nurses won't... Continue Reading →

The Surviving Work Survey

Hello everyone. The following post is from Elizabeth Cotton, and provides background information about the 'Surviving Work Survey'. It is an important project that we feel will interest mental health nurses (it is for other professionals too). Please forward the link to your colleagues, too. Yours, The CMHNN team. If you’re working in mental health it’s... Continue Reading →

Jobs

The following blog post has been contributed by Jonathan Gadsby. This week in the Guardian newspaper published an opinion piece by columnist George Monbiot on the subject of neoliberalism. Those interested in critical ideas about mental health will have noticed that it is a word which gets mentioned increasingly. Before Monbiot's piece, I would have... Continue Reading →

Two Open Letters

This brief post is inform followers of this network that the CMHNN have asked to be included as signatories to an open letter, written to the BBC by clinical psychologist Peter Kinderman. The Story so far... The BBC has been running as series of programmes about mental health in recent weeks. These have included a... Continue Reading →

Luddite Health Promotion

Happy New Year from the Critical Mental Health Nurses' Network! As we begin to plan our year ahead, we are delighted to present a new piece by Ed Lord which asks what it would mean to be Luddite Health Promoters. We hoped that this blog would help us pull together the strands of a critical mental... Continue Reading →

12 Questions about Record-Keeping

Kris Deering is a lecturer in mental health nursing at the University of the West of England in Bristol. He has 15 years experience working in practice over various sectors, including as a senior practitioner within an intensive team and specialising in care for adolescents experiencing psychosis in an Early Intervention team. A key area of interest is the various effects of neoliberalism on... Continue Reading →

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