health and medicine

Compass Medirest workers strike at Ealing hospital

Outsourced porters, cleaners and canteen staff at Ealing hospital are on 48 hour strike for higher wages.

A brief history of cognitive behavioural therapy, part 1

First part of a brief history of cognitive behavioural therapy, focussing on the role of psychoanalysis in setting the scene for the emergence of CBT.

Psychopolice order

What will the announcement that community psychiatric nurses are to be posted in criminal justice settings do to psychiatric services and patients?

An open letter to Graham Stanier (Director of Aftercare for the Jeremy Kyle Show)

An open letter to Graham Stanier - the Director of Aftercare on the Jeremy Kyle Show, asking how he reconciles who and what he claims to be with the disgusting anti-working class bear baiting that he participates in and profits from?

The madness of austerity: Simon Stevens's NHS

A brief look at what the appointment of Simon Stevens as head of NHS England means for mental health services in context.

Thomas Szasz and the antipsychiatry of neoliberalism

A short critical introduction to the work of grandfather of psychiatry Thomas Szasz.

Vital Signs worker newsletter

A newsletter for healthcare workers in New York City focused on struggles around hospital closures and care labor. The attached pdf is the newsletter Vital Signs.

The Sun and the "Mental Patient"

Analysis behind today's headline in The Sun newspaper: "1,200 killed by mental patients".

Pharmaco-centric capitalism: a reply to Will Self

A critique of Will Self's August article on psychiatry and "Big Pharma", focussing on the need to conjoin critique of the current practice of psychiatry with an analysis of its place within capitalism.

The eclipse and re-emergence of the antipsychiatry movement

Brief introductory post outlining what antipsychiatry is and the need for its renewal.