Book Update

Pete Bull, Steven Williams and Jonathan Gadsby, three UK based RMNs, are very pleased to announce that we have sent the full text of our multi-authored Critical Mental Health Nursing book to the publishers (PCCS Books). The chapters are written by a range of authors, some are nurses, some have used services or cared for... Continue Reading →

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 →

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