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People Not Pathology: Humanising Counselling and Psychotherapy – Two Day Conference in Birmingham

People Not Pathology: Humanising Counselling and Psychotherapy A Two Day Conference  May 2nd & 3rd 2020  in Birmingham Save the date …..Save the date …. Save the date …… Save … Continue reading

October 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Momentum “The World Transformed” Policy Lab on Capitalism and Mental Health – Saturday 21st Sept 3.00-5.30 in Brighton

  Nicola Saunders and Paul Atkinson are organising an event at Momentum’s The World Transformed on Capitalism and Mental Health on Saturday 21st September at 3.00 – 5.30 pm in Brighton. Jacqui … Continue reading

September 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Letter from #MillionsMissing Campaign – May 12th 2018 (ME Awareness Day)

Dear Free Psychotherapy Network, I was very interested in the article on your website calling on therapists not to collude with harmful back-to-work therapies and pyscho-compulsion. You may not know, … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Mental health industry collaborates with damaging state welfare reforms

Watch Denis Postle’s video of the New Savoy demo 21 March 2018    

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Demo at New Savoy Conference 21st March 2018

The Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy has organised a demo at the New Savoy conference again this year. Please circulate the flyer linked here to your networks and come along … Continue reading

February 25, 2018

New Savoy Protest against psycho-compulsion of MH claimants – 15th March 2017

“We have endured year after year of austerity with cuts to our services and benefits and jobs, whilst the already far too rich are coining it in. Britain is the … Continue reading

March 12, 2017

Can FPN find a place in community networks?

Without real practical connections becoming alive and sparking between people in communities, then politics dies.This is George Monbiot’s thesis. Monbiot – activist, researcher and writer – has been laying out … Continue reading

March 4, 2017

United against welfare cuts and welfare reform: report from the lobby of the British Psychological Society conference, 18th January 2017

The challenge to the government’s draconian welfare reforms are gathering momentum, and as part of this campaigners from across Merseyside and even as far afield as London gathered outside the … Continue reading

February 3, 2017

Mental Wealth Alliance response to the psy professional bodies’ statement on benefit sanctions and mental health 30/11/16

From: Mental Wealth Alliance[1]  Mental Health Resistance Network; Disabled People Against Cuts; Recovery in the Bin; Boycott Workfare; The Survivors Trust; Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy; College of Psychoanalysts; Psychotherapists … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

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