The goal of Autonomous Management of Mental Health Medication is to allow the person who is taking medication to get closer to a medication that suits him or her and that fits into a broader process of improvement, well-being and regaining power over his life. It involves access to all the necessary information regarding medication and alternatives.
A reflection on the writer’s recent experiences of starting a DClinPsy course as someone who has struggled with their mental health (and sometimes still does). Inspired by the bravery of others who have spoken about their experiences of both providing and using mental health services, they share their thoughts – with the primary aim of letting others who are experiencing something similar know that they are not alone. They also hope that this might be useful for other trainees who haven’t experienced significant struggles with their mental health, along with staff delivering and facilitating DClinPsy teaching.
PRESS RELEASE – MENTAL HEALTH PROTEST
On 20th November 2018, Mental Health Resistance Network (MHRN) will be protesting against mental health services that are designed to further a political agenda at the expense of patients. MHRN will respond to this agenda by spelling out the real needs and wishes of people who live with mental distress in a statement of demands that has been written by them.
A Melbourne Social Equity Institute research team has undertaken a systematic review of global practices that aim to reduce, prevent and end coercive practices in mental health settings. It was commissioned by the United Nations Office in Geneva, and will inform a report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.