Readers’ blogs & websites

asylum readers blogs red


Many Asylum readers are active bloggers.

This page contains a list of Asylum readers’ blogs.

We would love to hear about your blog.

Contact us to add yours to this page.




Critical Psychiatry

Critical comment and debate about psychiatry. Posts by Duncan Double.

Fostering Change

Tony Roberts is passionate about transformational change in health and social care.  He blogs on his website: Fostering Change.

Heart of Solace

An open  forum for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and other negative emotions, whether they are the result of life in general, childhood trauma or trauma suffered as an adult.  Posts by Morrene Hauser.

Life in unreality: life with a psychotic illness

This blog aims to be a no-nonsense resource for people interested in reading about lived experience of mental health issues in general and psychosis in particular.

Making meaning of madness 

David Mordecai is interested in madness and mental health, psychiatry from the “patient perspective”, social justice, anti-oppression, privilege, and leadership.

Michelle Torez

Polly Tickle Rambling

Mental health politics and other musings.

Psychiatry is driving me Mad: a blog about mental health and stuff

Blog by Wren. Consists of writing focused on mental health services, survivor research, and pieces attempting to raise awareness of specific subjects, along with a personal blog, which is more of a diary for self-expression

Rachel Rowan Olive

Rachel draws, writes, researches & teaches on mental health, politics, and pets.

Surviving Work 

Find helpful guides and advice on the uberisation of mental health from surviving work.

Trauma and lawyer’s mental health blog

Meaningful discussion on trauma to support lawyer’s mental wellbeing.

Working through Psychosis

Tim Dreby is an award-winning author and licensed psychotherapist who works on an urban outpatient psychiatric unit.



Blog postings worth a read. . .

Featured blog post:

Trench Warfare in Mental Health by Tony Roberts


The future of mental health services: the organising challenge ahead by Elizabeth Cotton

“The Angry Consumer”: embracing difficult conversations – by Nev Jones and Emily Cutler

Victimhood as Expertise – by Flick Grey

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health – by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson

How NHS mental health services destroyed my life – by Michelle Torez