The Liverpool view: rumination, replies & remedies

"People are often blamed for how they think. The insulting label of 'personality disorder', for example, manages both to label people as "ill"and simultaneously blame them for their ways of thinking."

Professor Peter Kinderman, Director of the University of Liverpool's Institute of Psychology, Health & Society, writes about what we can do to help ourselves lead happier, healthier lives. More here.

Interview with Psychologist Lucy Johnstone

Part of The Future of Mental Health Interview Series on the Psychology Today website. Lucy talks about the possibility of "non-diagnosis" and psychological formulation. More here.

Other interviews in The Future of Mental Health Interview Series are available here.

From mental illness to a social model of madness and distress

Towards a social model of madness and distress report

A report considering the stigmatizing and unhelpful approach of the medical model which dominates professional and public thinking. With contributions from mental health service users/survivors. Supported by Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the NSUN network for mental health and Shaping our Lives - an independent national user controlled organisation, think tank and network. More here.

Sean Burn - storm risin

Artist Sean Burn has produced a "soundart" piece which is a summation of his long-term experiences of voices and visions. You can listen to the piece here.

Rachel Waddingham - on leaving the labels behind

Power Dynamics: Marginalised Voices, Strengthened Voices

In September 2013, at the Nottingham conference Psychiatry beyond the current paradigm, Clinical Psychologist Steven Coles ran a workshop on the topic of Power Dynamics relating to mental distress.

He has provided the following resources from his workshop session for further information:

You can read more about the workshop here.

Psychiatry: the perils of Psychiatric Diagnosis....

Trauma, Somatic Experiencing and Peter A. Levine PhD

Critical Perspectives on the Biomedical Model of Mental Distress: Causes or contributory factors

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Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Caersws

SOS (Silence of Suicide)

Friday 27 July 2018

Brecon Mind

Dementia Workshop

Monday 30 July 2018

A PAVO event in Llandrindod Wells to discuss engagement with local communities to shape future dementia services in Powys.

Youth Group Mid Powys Mind (every Thursday)

Thursday 2 August 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Dementia Friends Dyfi Valley (first Tuesday of the month)

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Memory Cafe - Machynlleth

Dementia Friend Training Session

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Ystradgynlais

Dementia Friends Dyfi Valley (first Tuesday of the month)

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Memory Cafe - Machynlleth

Life Story Dementia Training

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Brecon

Youth Group Mid Powys Mind (every Thursday)

Thursday 6 September 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Children Who Self Harm (one day course)

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Newtown

Powys Community Health Council - Full Meeting

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Here I Am: Focusing workshop with Elizabeth Halls

Saturday 15 September 2018

A Bleddfa Centre event near Knighton in East Powys

Dementia Friend Training Session

Thursday 20 September 2018

Brecon

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 11 October 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Inward Journey - Focusing workshop with Elizabeth Halls

Saturday 13 October 2018

A Bleddfa Centre event near Knighton in East Powys

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 18 October 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Dementia Friend Training Session

Friday 19 October 2018

Ystradgynlais

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Brecon

Challenging Behaviour and Autistic Spectrum Disorder Training

Thursday 22 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Dols (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding) Legal Guidance Training

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Domestic Abuse (Adults) Training

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Powys Community Health Council - Full Council

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Mental Health Awareness (half day training)

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Newtown

Dementia Awareness Training

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Newtown

Children Who Self Harm (one day course)

Friday 15 February 2019

Brecon

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Thursday 21 February 2019

Newtown

Life Story Dementia Training

Thursday 7 March 2019

Newtown
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