Wednesday, 14 March 2012

mental health groups behaving paternalistically

It is a concern, and annoying, when mental health organisations behave in the same paternalistic way as the psychiatric system - telling us what to do and what to say - as if it is not a free country or that we have free speech - I am wondering if it is to do with being funded by the government?

And yet the government seems to want people with 'lived experience' to have a say and influence positive change in the psychiatric system - this is a conundrum ...

Sunday, 4 March 2012

starting out - again

Independent mental health training and consultancy.
Promoting peer led alternatives in mental health.
Highlighting human rights issues in psychiatric care.
Building on the work done through Peer Support Fife.
Involving others with user, survivor and carer experience.
Looking forward to a change of scene and more of the same ....