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What does the social model of disability have to do with emotional and mental...

Language and Framing: talking about what we mean when we talk about “disability” The language we use is influenced by what we know (or think...

Surviving the system: “I obeyed all instructions in swallowing drug after drug”

In his poem The Forge, the Irish Nobel Prizewinner Seamus Heaney wrote:  "All I know is a door into the dark"  And it was into the...

Opinion: Stephen Fry says psychiatry saved him, but what about listening to those it...

As a voice-hearer of 30 years – and 27 years as a user/survivor of psychiatry - I could say, like Stephen Fry did this...

A self-help version of EMDR could make healing from trauma easier

I entered the training for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with extreme skepticism, thinking it was the gimmickiest therapy technique ever proposed on...

Peer Support Working in Mental Health: A system in need of change?

This is written from lived experience of mental ill health and also in the involvement of training Peer Support Workers.  In this post Martha...