Jo Watson

Jo Watson

Jo Watson is a psychotherapist and activist. She has worked therapeutically for the last 24 years with those who have been victims of sexual abuse/violence and has campaigned on women’s survivor issues for the past three decades. She is, with Dr Lucy Johnstone, the founder and organiser of the ‘A Disorder For Everyone!’ events, she represents the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) on the steering committee for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence and is part of the ‘Mad in the UK’ team and a founding member of ‘United for Integrity in Mental Health’ (UIMH).

Books by Jo Watson

Drop the Disorder

Drop the Disorder! Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis

ISBN 9781910919460 - Out now

In October 2016 Jo Watson hosted the very first ‘A Disorder for Everyone!’ event in Birmingham, with psychologist Dr Lucy Johnstone, to explore (and explode) the culture of psychiatric diagnosis in mental health. To provide a space to continue the debate after the event, Jo also set up the now…