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 →

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 →

Legalised discrimination? Is the Mental Health Act a fundamental impediment to developing better ways of responding to human suffering?

This is the second of the write-ups of the conference workshops from Birmingham in Sept 2015. We are very grateful to Gary Sidley for his continued support of the Network and for the strong leadership he has provided to think about the Mental Health Act. His session was very well attended. Please feel free to comment, ask... Continue Reading →

Next Steps

Dear Critical Mental Health Nurses' Network, Thank you very much for making yesterday so special. Thank you to everyone who travelled such large distances. Over the next few days you can expect: Summaries of the presentations and workshop discussions. A digest of the feedback you gave. Details of the document we made together in the... Continue Reading →

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