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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

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

What’s wrong with psychiatry and how we might change things

British psychologist Gary Sidley and US reforming psychiatrist Peter Breggin discuss Gary’s journey of disillusionment with the NHS “mental health” establishment, and then freely indulge their thoughts and fantasies about what an … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mental Health Charter – the Social Work Action Network

A Charter for Mental Health Mental health services have reached a crisis point. The problems are so acute that even the government itself has been forced to acknowledge them. In … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment