We need more acceptance of people experiencing distress and more attention on the social and economic injustices that underpin it.
The Long Shadow of Winterbourne
The values of inclusion and person-centredness which must underpin support are being undermined by regulations that promote institutionalisation.
Transgender Children and Social Work
This paper explores how social workers and professionals can approach an understanding of the complexity of working with transgender children.
Mental Health and Continuity of Care
David Zigmond asks the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care whether mental health can be advanced by procedures instead of relationships.
Alain Catzeflis argues that the ongoing scandal of the enforced detention of young people with autism demands more than another review.
The Injustice of Benefit Sanctions
The welfare system has become punitive, even more bureaucratic and humiliating. It delivers pain instead of support and disregards people's basic needs.
The Iatrogenic Tranquilliser Scandal
Barry Haslam has been campaigning for many years to raise awareness of the significant negative impact of the over-prescription of tranquillisers.
Mental Health and Tentacled Snowballs
An anonymous article describing how medical and bureaucratic approaches to mental health undermine flexible and person-centred solutions - and make you a little crazy.
Parent Carer Health
This important survey of family experiences suggests that ill health for family carers is a significant problem and one worsened by current welfare systems.
Your Life Is Important Too
Terry Lynch shares his personal insight on why it's important for carers to take care of themselves.
At the Heart of Inclusion
Nick Maisey reflects on his learning from his time exploring international best practice in inclusion on the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Fellowship.
This paper has been written as part of the SKILLS Project to begin the development of an international exploration of best-practice.
Zigmond on CQC and Regulation
David Zigmond is interviewed by Simon Duffy about the conflict he had with CQC and the negative impact of the wrong kind of regulation on healthcare.