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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

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

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

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

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

Group Analysis Therapy – a therapy for our time?

Much of what we know about groups and the power of group therapy we can ascribe to the pioneering work of W.R Bion and S.H Foulkes, during and after the … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

David Harvey – illustrating the crises of neo-liberalism

April 15, 2014