Mental Health in a time of Climate Emergency

Dear Readers, The following two documents explore the theme of mental health in a time of climate emergency. Next week will see the largest single act of civil disobedience the United Kingdom has ever witnessed, as the non-violent direct action group, 'Extinction Rebellion' again take to the streets, squares and bridges of the capital. What... Continue Reading →

MHA Report Response No.1

Welcome to the first of what we hope will be several blog posts that are written in response to the Government's independent Mental Health Act Review, Dec 2018. This first post is a critique of a central underlying assumption of the review. In it, Jonathan Gadsby argues that by framing the debate in terms of autonomy... Continue Reading →

Book

We announced it on twitter, but here is a short post about our book. In September this year, PCCS published a book compiled by three of us, Pete Bull, Stephen Williams and Jonathan Gadsby. It has been described as a 'first': a critical book about mental health nursing, written largely by mental health nurses. It... Continue Reading →

What’s going on right now?

We are collaborating on a document that we hope brings together the views and ideas of our discussion about conscientious objection to enforcing pharmaceutical interventions. Soon we will be posting it up here for comments and feedback. That will also be a time for us to decide if it is going to be something to... 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 →

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