Authors

John Barton

John Barton is a UKCP and BACP accredited integrative psychotherapist in private practice in London, with a doctorate in counselling psychology, which he gained in 2019. His first career was as a magazine writer and editor in the UK and then for a decade in the US, before he returned to…

The Midlands Psychology Group

John Cromby is Professor of Psychology at Leicester University UK. His research explores the way in which bodies and social influences interact, focusing particularly on mental health, emotion and feeling. He has published more than 70 academic journal articles, and authored, co-authored or edited academic books including Psychology, Mental Health and…

Jeanine Connor

Jeanine Connor is a psychodynamic child and adolescent psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and training facilitator. She has supported young people, and those who work with young people, in a variety of settings for 25 years. Jeanine is the author of Reflective Practice in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Listening to young people (2020), editor…

Dina Glouberman

Dr Dina Glouberman, psychotherapist, coach, facilitator and world-renowned expert in transformational imagery, is the visionary co-founder and co-director of Skyros Holistic Holidays, which has pioneered community-oriented holistic health holidays since 1979. She is the author of the classic books Life Choices, Life Changes; The Joy…

Tim Thornton

Tim Thornton is Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health in the School of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire. As well as contemporary philosophy of thought and language, his research mainly concerns conceptual issues in mental healthcare, and he has published papers on clinical judgement, idiographic and narrative understanding, the interpretation…

Catherine Mills

Catherine Mills has worked as Service User and Carer Lead with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust since 2012, where she is responsible for the engagement and involvement of service users and carers across Merseyside. Originally she was involved with the trust as a service user. Her current role includes research, where…

Mick McKeown

Mick McKeown is Professor of Democratic Mental Health, School of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire and a trade union activist with UNISON, playing a role in union strategising on professional nursing. He has published widely in the mental health field, including co-editing the recent textbook, Essentials of Mental Health Nursing. …

Pamela Fisher

Pamela Fisher is an independent researcher. Until May 2019, she was a Reader in Social & Health Citizenship at Leeds Beckett University, having previously held academic posts at the universities of Sheffield, Huddersfield, Liverpool and Leeds. Her work offers critical sociological perspectives on resilience, wellbeing and mental health, particularly from the…

Don Bryant

Don Bryant was formerly a bank manager, set up a management training company with diverse clients across north-west England, joined Imagine, a Liverpool-based mental health charity, established an educational, training and employment centre for recovering drug users, and then became ill with severe depression in 2008. Since 2009 he has acted in…

Julian Raffay

Julian Raffay was working as Specialist Chaplain (Research, Education and Development) until his post at Mersey Care was cut in March 2020. Since then, he has completed his professional doctorate on the relationship between mental health services and faith communities with particular emphasis on the ethics of coproduction. He returned briefly…