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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

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

Happiness and the capture of subjectivity

The Happiness Movement and the capture of subjectivity I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. ~ J.D. Salinger              
 In … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

The sorry state of NHS provision of psychological therapy.

Healthcare Today carried the following headline at the end of January – “Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show fewer than 6% of referrals made under … Continue reading

March 9, 2014