Service-user and Survivor Perspectives

The Rainbow Journal: For young people who self-injure

The Rainbow Journal: For young people who self-injure

ISBN 978 0 9531348 8 5 (2012)

The Rainbow Journal has been created for young people who self-harm. The journal acknowledges different types of self harm as a way of coping with difficult feelings, and encourages the reader to use the journal as another alternative to help alleviate the pain and upset those feelings can cause. By…
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 benefit to students of mental health, narrative…
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…
Thinking About Suicide: Contemplating and comprehending the urge to die

Thinking About Suicide: Contemplating and comprehending the urge to die

ISBN 978 1 906254 28 5 (2010)

The literature of suicidology has studiously ignored the voice of those who actually experience suicidal feelings. David Webb suggests this is no accidental oversight but a very deliberate and systematic exclusion of this critically important first-person knowledge. The only thing that is banished with even more vigour from suicidology is…
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 self-injury are helpful and which are not. It is intended…