Mad Studies

Inside Out, Outside In

Inside Out, Outside In: transforming mental health practices

ISBN 9781910919491

Human distress has historically been understood and responded to almost exclusively either as a biological disorder or a psychological deficit. This has led to the development of powerful structures, ‘mental health systems’, that have dominated thinking and practice around mental health and been controlled by the psychiatric profession.…
This is Survivor Research

This is Survivor Research

ISBN 978 1 906254 14 8 (2009)

There has been a major development in health and social science research: it is now being carried out by people who had previously only been seen as its subjects. At the forefront are people with experience as mental health service users/survivors who have taken a lead in pioneering a…