Category Archives: UK

BBC Radio 4 – Today, 11/03/2015, Woman with schizophrenia hears 13 voices in her head

BBC Radio 4 – Today, 11/03/2015, Woman with schizophrenia hears 13 voices in her head.

Rachel Waddingham is a training consultant and a trustee of the National Hearing Voices network – she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and lives with hearing 13 voices, without medication.

Voices in people’s heads are more varied and complex than previously thought, according to research by Durham and Stanford universities, published in The Lancet Psychiatry on 11 March.

Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health | Oxford University Department for Continuing Education

Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health | Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. Two events in one – Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry 23-24 July and International Conference in Philosophy and Psychiatry 25 July.

Mad studies brings a voice of sanity to psychiatry | Peter Beresford | Society | The Guardian

“Recovery” was meant to be the bright new idea of mental health policy. For many service users, however, it has become code for cutting support and trying to push people off benefits and into employment. The rhetoric of “user involvement” carries less conviction as the sector is reshaped more by a push to privatisation than by the appeal for parity of esteem with physical health policy….

Mad studies brings a voice of sanity to psychiatry | Peter Beresford | Society | The Guardian.

‘The outlook for schizophrenia is better than we think – but is being sabotaged by Assembly-line Psychiatry’ Dr Robin Murray @RCPsych

Presentation by Dr Robin Murray at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry

‘The outlook for schizophrenia is better than we think – but is being sabotaged by Assembly-line Psychiatry’ Dr Robin Murray @RCPsych.

Psychiatric nurse pledge for police stations | News | Law Society Gazette

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Psychiatric nurse pledge for police stations | News | Law Society Gazette.

From the psychiatrist who’d never take anti-depressants, to the heart doctor who steers clear of statins, we reveal the medical treatments the experts refuse to have themselves | Mail Online

From the psychiatrist who’d never take anti-depressants, to the heart doctor who steers clear of statins, we reveal the medical treatments the experts refuse to have themselves | Mail Online.

Reminds me of an expert-by-experience colleague (@jacquidillon) who challenged a group of skeptical doctors to reveal whether they would recommend antipsychotic medication for their own children. I think they closed the meeting.

Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare (Workshop, Lancaster, 12 May 2014) | Centre for Medical Humanities

Royal Institute of Philosophy Workshop – wish I was in the UK for this! Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare (Workshop, Lancaster, 12 May 2014) | Centre for Medical Humanities.

King’s College London – World’s first Professor in User Led Research

Here is recognition of the importance of the real experts in mental health – the service users, who are transforming psychiatry from an elite, hierarchical endeavor, into a democratic and authentic approach to human suffering King’s College London – World’s first Professor in User Led Research.