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Paul Robeson: son of a slave who became a superstar

Paul Robeson: son of a slave who became a superstar

In 1961 Paul Robeson was diagnosed with ‘depressive paranoid psychosis’. Robeson was driven insane by his humanity. He felt ‘a suffocating weight, a smothering set of expectations that he was unable to meet’. Robeson made multiple suicide attempts and had 50 courses of electroconvulsive therapy. He had strong links with the Welsh mining community as […]

Living with Voices: Presentation by Hywel Davies to the International Mental Health Congress 18th & 19th July 2017, All Nations Centre, Cardiff

Living with Voices: Presentation by Hywel Davies to the International Mental Health Congress 18th & 19th July 2017, All Nations Centre, Cardiff

Croeso. Welcome. Prynhawn da. Good afternoon Could I ask the meeting to be upstanding to observe one minute’s silence on behalf of all the people in the world diagnosed by psychiatry with schizophrenia who have committed suicide in the past hundred and ten years or so. It’s nice to see you. To see you nice. […]

Communities of inclusion grew up, where there was a coming together because ‘people with disabilities are not seeking power over you, they are seeking friendship’. Thought For The Day, Radio 4, Francis Campbell, 24/07/17

Communities of inclusion grew up, where there was a coming together because ‘people with disabilities are not seeking power over you, they are seeking friendship’. Thought For The Day, Radio 4, Francis Campbell, 24/07/17

Frances Campbell on Thought for the Day, BBC Radio 4, 24th July 2017 “The publication of the BBC’s top salaries last week has spurred a wide ranging debate about pay and inequality within society. The BBC is not alone, universities too and many other employers – public and private – have been found wanting. And […]

Photographs from the International Mental Health Congress, Cardiff, Wales 2017

Photographs from the International Mental Health Congress, Cardiff, Wales 2017

   

HVN Cymru signs open Letter endorsing the Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

HVN Cymru signs open Letter endorsing the Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

Open Letter endorsing the Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health To whom it may concern, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and […]

Living With Voices: Presentation by Hywel Davies to the International Mental Health Congress, 18th - 19th July 2017

Living With Voices: Presentation by Hywel Davies to the International Mental Health Congress, 18th – 19th July 2017

Living with Voices Presentation to the International Mental Health Congress 18th & 19th July 2017, All Nations Centre, Cardiff by Hywel Davies Croeso. Welcome. Prynhawn da. Good afternoon. Could I ask the meeting to be upstanding to observe one minute’s silence on behalf of all the people in the world diagnosed by psychiatry with schizophrenia […]

Hearing Voices in the USA

Hearing Voices in the USA

By Sera Davidow “…. when a model skews so strongly toward all-or-nothing thinking (hey, isn’t that a ‘symptom’ in some camps?), suggestion of nuance or difference is basically the same as complete denial. To the most devout among us, it can amount to blasphemy worthy of diagnosis all on its own. Yet that’s where the Hearing […]

Do patients who hear voices have the right to refuse psychiatric medicine? A growing movement says yes

Do patients who hear voices have the right to refuse psychiatric medicine? A growing movement says yes

The voices came often: three men, mocking her. Telling her she was stupid. Urging her to kill herself. Psychiatrists diagnosed her with schizophrenia. But Rachel Waddingham now rejects that diagnosis. After more than a decade of taking medications and cycling in and out of mental hospitals, Waddingham has embraced a new way of thinking about […]

PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)

PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)

  PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) is a leading provider of CPD training on trauma, dissociation, sexual abuse and attachment. Since 2010, they have trained over 10,000 people, including professionals, supporters and survivors. You can see there full calendar of events for 2017 here

Hywel Davies launches new website called Phone-call

Hywel Davies launches new website called Phone-call

  Hywel Davies, supporter of innovative and empowering approaches to mental and emotional health,  has launched his own website. You can visit the website here.

‘ASYLUM: ACTION AND REACTION’ Conference, Manchester, 28 June 2017, 10.00am to 5.00pm

‘ASYLUM: ACTION AND REACTION’ Conference, Manchester, 28 June 2017, 10.00am to 5.00pm

‘ASYLUM: ACTION AND REACTION’ conference will be held in Manchester on 28 June 2017, 10.00am to 5.00pm. Join us. The updated programme for the day is here. This will be a very special event, a day conference in Manchester to celebrate over thirty years of ASYLUM: International Magazine of Democratic Psychiatry. It will be held […]

Ultimate Hearing Voices Training 3 Day Course, Sydney, Australia

Ultimate Hearing Voices Training 3 Day Course, Sydney, Australia

Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th September 2017 ‘Hearing Voices’ is a term used to represent the experience of what is also called ‘auditory hallucinations’, or hearing things that other people cannot. ‘Hearing Voices’ can also be related to the experiences of seeing visions, sensing things and beliefs that others may find unusual. Many people hear […]

Historic Articles by Hywel Davies on humanity, spirituality and the challenge to 20th century traditional western psychiatry

Historic Articles by Hywel Davies on humanity, spirituality and the challenge to 20th century traditional western psychiatry

In 1995 Hywel published an article in Asylum, The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry entitled “What is Needed is a Revolution” and in 1997 he published an article for the mental health magazine Breakthrough entitled “In Time of Change”. Click on the titles to read the articles.

Community Screening CRAZYWISE, Brecon, Wales, 21st June 2017

Community Screening CRAZYWISE, Brecon, Wales, 21st June 2017

What if a psychological crisis was seen as having  the potential to be a positive transformative experience, instead of a “broken brain”? Come to Screening in Brecon, Wales, 21st June 2017   This true documentary follows the lives of two young people as they undergo a severe Mental Illness Crisis that changes and transforms their […]

International Mental Health Congress, Cardiff, 18 - 19 July 2017

International Mental Health Congress, Cardiff, 18 – 19 July 2017

International Mental Health Congress  18 & 19 July 2017 | All Nations Centre, Cardiff Join us for two inspiring days at our International Mental Health Congress. Partnering with the IMHCN we have designed an agenda which explores the ‘whole person, whole life, whole systems’ approach to mental health. This will be a significant event bringing together experts […]

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