Service-user and Survivor Perspectives

Inside Adoption

Inside Adoption: a parent's story

ISBN 9781910919378

Inside Adoption is written by someone who has both worked within the adoption industry and is an adoptive parent himself. Philip Teasdale and his wife, Anne, adopted Jemma when she was a very young child. He describes here the difficult, traumatising years that…

Stalking

Our Encounters with Stalking

ISBN 9781910919248

Part of the PCCS Books ‘Our Encounters With...’ Series, this is a powerful testimony of the destructive, sometimes fatal, effects of stalking on its victims. 

With a foreword by the bestselling author Peter James, author of the Roy Grace series, himself a victim of…

Psychiatry in Context

Psychiatry in Context: Experience, meaning & communities

ISBN 978 1 906254 72 8

This book examines the central role of contexts in understanding psychosis and distress. The contexts in which we all exist, historical, cultural, social, political, economic and interpersonal, shape and give meaning to our lives for good or for bad. Scientific…

Our Encounters with Self-Harm

Our Encounters with Self-Harm

ISBN 978 1 906254 63 6 (2013)

The ‘Our Encounters with…’ series collect together unmediated, unsanitised narratives by service-users, past service-users and carers. These stories of direct experience will be of great benefit to those interested in narrative enquiry, and to those studying and…