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Privileged glimpses 3: People do the best they can with what they’ve got

If someone you work with makes poor choices that’s not necessarily because they don’t want to do better. It’s more likely because they either don’t know what else to do or because they don’t think that other options will work for them. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 2: People are just people

Different professional groups have different responsibilities and different levels of education are important but they don’t make us special. Continue reading

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Dear Nurses – Nigel wants us to spread the word

I call on all those working in UK healthcare to think through just how backward facing this set of proposals actually is Continue reading

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Privileged Glimpses 1: There is no ‘us and them’

I believed myself (very arrogantly, I might add) to be one of ‘the mentally healthy’. I thought that people were born to mental health or to mental ill health and that the work of mental health services was to protect ‘the mentally unhealthy’ from themselves either by medication or by more social methods. Continue reading

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Privileged Glimpses (of the bleedin’ obvious)

This series is intended to take what really ought to be the most basic principles of health and social care and put them down on paper. Continue reading

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SH 4: Responding to people who harm themselves

Overt criticism of the service-user is likely to create a barrier between you that may never come down again.
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The mental health workers’ audio guide – now available

The mental health workers’ audio guide is now available for purchase from The Care Guy shop for less than the price of a lunchtime sandwich Continue reading

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