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20th June 2018 / Asylum stockist

Five Leaves bookshop in Nottingham now stocks Asylum magazine

Five Leaves Publications was set up in 1996 and has published around 200 literary, political, social history and other titles,...
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20th June 2018

Poverty, Pathology and Pills conference – call for papers

Poverty and deprivation create mental distress and make it worse. Although recent years have seen governments committing to expand mental health...
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20th June 2018

The contribution of the voluntary sector to mental health crisis care in England

This research has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate the role of the voluntary...
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11th June 2018

The Colour of Madness

The Colour Of Madness is an anthology led and curated by BAME people which is made up of fiction, poetry,...
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8th June 2018

James’ Place

James' Place is about to open in Liverpool.  In the heart of the Georgian quarter, it is a non clinical...
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7th June 2018

Voicing Suicide – a poetry anthology

Suicide is difficult and complex. It can entangle us in unending loss, grief and sometimes guilt and anger. Suicide casts...
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4th June 2018

Medicating Me: personal impressions of psychiatric medication

A mental health documentary exploring people's encounters with psychiatric medication. It is not giving advice. It is giving a voice....
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28th May 2018

Building Critical Bridges – Call for Papers

The 3rd Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network (a.k.a. CritSui3), will be held in Perth WA at the University...
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19th May 2018

Ship of Fools

SHIP OF FOOLS, a mental health writers' collective, was set up in May 2018 by Mary Anne Hill, who is...
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9th May 2018

ISPS trustees sought

ISPS UK promotes psychological and social approaches to psychosis. They run national and regional conferences and workshops on key issues,...
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4th May 2018

Welfare Imaginaries

At this juncture of intense welfare reform and contracting public provision, the question of how we imagine the welfare state,...
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3rd May 2018

Review of the Mental Health Act – Interim report

The independent review of the Mental Health Act was set up to look at how the legislation in the Mental...
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11th April 2018

Survivor Researcher Network launch manifesto

The Survivor Researcher Network (SRN) is an independent, user-controlled and diverse network for all mental health service users and survivors...
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25th March 2018

Emotional CPR

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an educational program designed to enable people to help others through an emotional crisis through: C =...
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25th March 2018

Asylum Calendar

We have added a Calendar to the Asylum website. Please contact us with events to add.
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24th March 2018

Integrating mental health and social care: does it work in practice?

In the second of the Centre for Mental Health's series We need to talk about social care, Kim Woodbridge-Dodd looks at...
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24th March 2018

#socialcarefuture

#socialcarefuture is an initiative - voluntarily organised - which aims to bring about major positive change in what is currently called...
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22nd March 2018

New section: Asylum readers’ blogs

We are setting up a page on the website with links to Asylum readers' blogs.  Please contact us to add...
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21st March 2018

Maintaining Momentum

'Maintaining momentum' highlights failings in specialist mental health services in England, and the devastating toll this takes on patients and their...
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21st March 2018

A new vision for mental health

'Have you ever wondered what mental healthcare would look like if, knowing what we know today, it could be redesigned...
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12th March 2018

Demonstration and lobby at the New Savoy Conference

The Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies programme is 'failing the mental health needs of communities all over England', while working...
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2nd March 2018

Reviewers wanted!

Book Reviews Is there a mental health related book you’d like to review? If so, we might be able to...
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19th February 2018

New Asylum flyer – help us publicise Asylum!

We have a new Asylum flyer.  Download it here. Nail it to a noticeboard, wedge it in a window, tape...
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18th February 2018

Lived experience employment survey

   The LEP research team invite you to take part in a short survey gathering information on lived experience employment.  Their...
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12th February 2018

Critical Dialogues on Neurodiversity – call for papers

This stream of the Lancaster Disability Studies Conference - led by the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) - aims to...
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12th February 2018

Lancaster Disability Studies Conference – Call for Papers

Researchers, policy makers, practitioners and activists from all over the world come together at the Lancaster Disability Studies conference.  The...
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10th February 2018

Mental health and neoliberalism: video of NSE event

Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism? We asked the panelists to reflect on...
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7th February 2018

The Effect – radio play

"I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect." Award-winning chemical romance. Connie (Jessie Buckley -...
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2nd February 2018

While your back was turned: the mental health of young women and girls

The mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over...
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24th January 2018

Social Policy First Hand – an introduction to participatory social welfare

Written by Sarah Carr and Peter Beresford, Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from...
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19th January 2018

Solidaritea at the Field

The Mental Health Resistance Network presents SolidariTEA at the Field in Pckham, on1st Feb 2018. It's a spoken word event...
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15th January 2018

Power Threat Meaning framework: new publication

The framework described here, the Power Threat Meaning Framework, is an over-arching structure for identifying patterns in emotional distress, unusual...
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8th January 2018

Mental Health Discussion and Campaigning Groups – UK based

This list was compiled following the Asylum Action & Reaction conference and will shortly be integrated in to the links...
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8th January 2018 / blog

The Memoirs of a Crazy Happy Lady Blog

Late 20 something year old, trying to work out what the F is going on in life whilst being saddled...
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