Service-user and Survivor Perspectives

Queering Health

Queering Health: Critical challenges to normative health and healthcare

ISBN 978 1 906254 71 1

This book uncovers normative assumptions, practices and discourses as central to the production of difference which manifests as gender and sexual inequality and other forms of disadvantage and discrimination in health and healthcare. The strength of these perspectives is in critiquing the increasing power of biomedical sciences in order to…
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 practising in the field of mental health. This collection brings…
Our Encounters with Suicide

Our Encounters with Suicide

ISBN 978 1 906254 62 9

The ‘Our Encounters with…’ series collect together unmediated, unsanitised narratives by service-users, past service-users and carers and survivors. These stories of direct experience will be of great benefit to those interested in narrative enquiry, and to those studying and practising in the field of mental health. The…
Young People Hearing Voices

Young People Hearing Voices: What you need to know and what you can do

ISBN 978 1 906254 57 5 (2012)

This book has replaced Children Hearing Voices. The content remains unchanged. Listen to and interview with Rachel Waddingham, a contributor to the book who works with children hearing voices: http://bit.ly/YjA9my Young People Hearing Voices is a unique, innovative book providing support and practical solutions for…
Madness Contested

Madness Contested: power and practice

ISBN 978 1 906254 43 8 (2013)

Contributors include Peter Beresford, Mary Boyle, John Cromby, Jacqui Dillon, Dave Harper, Eleanor Longden, Midlands Psychology group, Joanna Moncrieff, David Pilgrim, Phil Thomas and Jan Wallcraft. This book contests how both society and Mental Health Services conceptualise and respond to madness.  Despite sustained criticisms from academia, survivor groups and…
Agnes’s Jacket: A psychologist’s search for the meanings of madness

Agnes's Jacket: A psychologist's search for the meanings of madness

ISBN 978 1 906254 45 2 (2012)

Only available to customers in the UK. In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform. Despite every attempt to silence them, hundreds of other patients have managed to get their stories out,…
Beyond Fear and Control: Working with young people who self harm

Beyond Fear and Control: Working with young people who self harm

ISBN 978 1 898059 87 5 (2007)

As the title Beyond Fear and Control suggests, this book aims to move services away from responses based on fear and assumptions that we need to manage and control young people who self harm. It discusses ways in which services can change the focus from managing or 'stopping' self harm…
Living with Voices: 50 stories of recovery

Living with Voices: 50 stories of recovery

ISBN 978 1 906254 22 3 (2009)

Read a review from Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies Journal, December 2012: http://bit.ly/10ufKdu A new analysis of the hearing voices experience outside the illness model resulted in accepting and making sense of voices. This study of 50 stories forms the evidence for this successful new approach to…
A Straight-Talking Introduction to Caring for Someone with Mental Health Problems

A Straight-Talking Introduction to Caring for Someone with Mental Health Problems

ISBN 978 1 906254 18 6 (2009)

A pocket sized, good value series of succinct, thought provoking introductions ideal for students in all mental health disciplines, psychiatric service users, carers and indeed everyone with an interest in mental health. The authors are acknowledged leaders in their respective specialist fields with reputations for clear thinking, realistic, compassionate…