Mental Health Reform
We need more acceptance of people experiencing distress and more attention on the social and economic injustices that underpin it.
The Power of WomenCentre
WomenCentre is a pioneering social innovation based in Halifax. Local women have come together to support those of them who face the gravest difficulties.
Mental Health is Everyone's Business
Carolyn Barber introduces her new book The Layperson’s Guide to Good Mental Health: Your A-Z for a Happier Life.
The Impact of Welfare Reforms
This report examines the impact of recent welfare reforms on mental health service users in the North East of England.
Start With The End In Mind
Karen Senior gives some sound advice on how people should go about spending their personal budget.
Mental Health Reform: Personal Responsibility and Social Justice
This presentation was given at the Royal College of Nursing's International Conference for Psychiatric Nursing on Mental Health Reform.
Clare Hyde describes the stories of five freedom fighters as they leave the institution behind them.
Personalisation and Mental Health
Logically personalisation and mental health are in perfect harmony - the fact that progress is so slow reflects deep imbalances of power, control and perception.
Fund Life Not Services
Presentation given at The Centre for Welfare Reform's conference on mental health reform in Leeds, December 2012.
Peers and Allies for Living
PALs gives people with mental health problems the chance to act as paid allies and supporters for people with personal budgets.
The Politics of Assets Based Public Health
Dr Lynne Friedli argues that we must not forget the impact of poverty and injustice on health and well-being.
Karen and Being Bi-Polar
Karen describes how she discovered she had a mental health problem and the ups and downs of dealing with the mental health system.
Welfare Reform Impact on Mental Health
The UK government's cuts to welfare - known as 'welfare reforms' - will increase levels of mental illness, increase costs, inefficiency, inequality and injustice.