Andy Hanson

Dear Reader, The CMHNN are proud to present UK-based Andrew Hanson's nursing story. We believe this kind of long-view is rare and important to us as a profession. Many times on this website we have re-asserted that critical thinking is not new in mental health nursing. The thought-provoking account below especially speaks to the idea... Continue Reading →

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 →

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