Service-user and Survivor Perspectives

Our Encounters with Madness

Our Encounters with Madness

ISBN 978 1 906254 38 4 (2011)

A collection of user, carer and survivor narratives, this book is grouped under five themes: On diagnosis; Stories of experience (of mental health problems); Experiencing the mental health system; On being a carer and Abuse and Survival.

The book should be of great…

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…

Flesh Wounds: New ways of understanding self-injury

Flesh Wounds: New ways of understanding self-injury

ISBN 978 1 906254 29 2 (2010)

Flesh Wounds? is a book of research-based stories about self-injury (sometimes called self-harm). It explores the meaning and purpose of self-injury in an individual’s life; the experiences that might lead to self-injury; and which approaches and responses to…