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The Free Psychotherapy Network

We are a group of psychotherapists offering free and low-fee psychotherapy to people on low incomes. We are currently developing our own ways of doing no-fee work and we are … Continue reading

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Find free and reduced fee psychotherapy near you through the Free Psychotherapy Network

If you are looking for an FPN therapist, go to the Find a Therapist page here. The directory is organised by geographical areas. Choose a therapist and use the contact details … Continue reading

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Mental health activists, workfare campaigners and therapists protest against work cure therapy for benefit claimants with mental health disabilities

  It’s time for the psy professional bodies to stop colluding with the DWP  Join the protest against the professional bodies supporting work cure therapy for benefit claimants with mental health … Continue reading

June 26, 2016

Manchester Conference Saturday 21st May 2016

Mind the Gap: Free Psychotherapy in an Unjust World Sat, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM Friends Meeting House, – 6 Mount St, , Manchester M2 5NS, United Kingdom – … Continue reading

April 4, 2016

Open letter to therapy’s professional bodies on the psychocompulsion of welfare claimants – from the Mental Wealth Foundation

_______________________________________________________________   Mental Wealth Foundation is a broad, inclusive coalition of professional, grassroots, academic and survivor campaigns and movements. We bear collective witness and support collective action in response to … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Christmas Ogress

We would visit the old river valley again, Seam of silver below black mountains, our dream of a time when people lived simply, at peace with the landscape, walking and … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Empathy Explores Beyond Limits – Peter Ryan

  Death is like a cold, dark whirlpool, a wave of suffering, just waiting to wash us away you who rest in comfort upon the shoreline, how can you know … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Going clean, going legal and the personal responsibilities of the ‘productive’ citizen – Lena Theodoropoulou

In theory The coalition’s government [i] drug strategy for 2010-2015 is a clear, straight-forward document that describes their intentions and plans as well as the changes that actually took place in … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

FPN regional groups: plans for local networks

We are in the process of organising a number of regional meetings this Autumn to encourage and support the building of a network of local FPN groups in parts of … Continue reading

August 3, 2015

Therapists: how to join the network

If you are a therapist and would like to join the FPN, we ask simply that you share our commitment  to  providing free or very low fee open-ended therapy to people on low incomes. See the … Continue reading

August 3, 2015

Recovery In The Bin – Letter to Luciana Berger

Please take the time to read and support this letter from a User Led Mental Health Activist Facebook Group campaigning for social justice and equality . Attached are the Recovery In … Continue reading

June 22, 2015

The privatisation of mental health: how good services are turning in favour of the rich

by Elizabeth Cotton, Middlesex University The Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England, recently produced a sobering report about the crisis in mental … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

MHRN Open Letter on Streatham Jobcentre protest 26th June: coercive CBT to get welfare claimants “back to work”

Open letter from the Mental Health Resistance Network mentalhealthresistancenetwork@gmail.com    MARCH ON STREATHAM JOB CENTRE – FRIDAY 26TH JUNE, 1.30 pm MEETING POINT: STREATHAM MEMORIAL GARDENS, STREATHAM HIGH ROAD/ STREATHAM … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Facing psychological coercion and manipulation has become a daily part of claiming benefits

Felicity Callard, Durham University and Robert Stearn, Birkbeck, University of London Curing unemployment is a growth market for psychologists. Job Centres are becoming medical centres, claimants are becoming patients, and … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Turn illness into weapon: Mental distress from a Socialist perspective Bruce Scott

This article was written as a response (partly) to an article that came to my attention that was posted on the Common Space website[1] concerning “mental health”[2]. It is laudable … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Recovery In The Bin

This User Led group is for MH survivors and supporters who are fed up with the way colonised ‘recovery’ is being used to discipline and control those who are trying … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Middle Class Solutions To Working Class Problems Is Why Charities Like MIND Keep Getting It So Wrong

Originally posted by johnny void 13th February 2015 Iain Duncan Smith must be pissing himself.  A report released at the end of last year by mental health charity MIND could not have gone … Continue reading

March 5, 2015