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Book

Self help and alternatives

Author:
LINDOW Vivien
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
7p.
Place of publication:
London

Factfile on self-help for people with mental health problems.

Book

A survivor's guide to working in mental health services

Authors:
ROOKE-MATTHEWS Susan, LINDOW Vivien
Publisher:
MIND
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
32p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
London

Aimed at people who have experienced the mental health system and are interested in working within it. Outlines: the difficulties and challenges facing user workers; recent changes in practice and policy; good practice recommendations for employers; and professional schemes and sources of support for user workers.

Book

Purchasing mental health services: self-help alternatives

Author:
LINDOW Vivien
Publisher:
MIND
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
33p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Looks at mental health services in the community, the mental health service user movement and at examples of self-help projects. Also examines the purchasing of self-help alternatives.

Journal article

Home is where the heart is?

Authors:
LANGAN Joan, LINDOW Vivien
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 110, July 2001, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
MIND

Highlights some of the issues concerning housing for people deemed to be a risk to others.

Book

Changing practice: mental health nursing and user empowerment

Authors:
CAMPBELL Peter, LINDOW Vivien
Publisher:
Royal College of Nursing/Mind
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
31p.
Place of publication:
London

Looks at user involvement and user empowerment in the context of mental health nursing. Examines reasons for empowering users, and goes on to deal with individual empowerment, empowering people in collective activities, and how to empower users.

Journal article

Bad form

Authors:
LINDOW Vivien, TAYLOR Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 15.6.95, 1995, p.27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

People applying for disability living allowance face a major obstacle in the shape of the application form. Offers some help with completing the form.

Journal article

Psychiatry: back to the USSR

Author:
LINDOW Vivien
Journal article citation:
Professional Social Work, April 1994, p.13.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

Argues that the extension of the Mental Health Act for supervised discharge and the 'at risk' register both bring a loss of freedom and equality for psychiatric patients.

Book

Self-help alternatives to mental health services

Author:
LINDOW Vivien
Publisher:
MIND
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
76p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Looks at the background to user controlled mental health services, how to organise them, the people involved, and finances. Lists examples of projects from the UK and other countries.

Book

A special place for people in a special state of being: a conference report on crisis care in mental health

Author:
LINDOW Vivien
Publisher:
Bristol Survivor's Network
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
31p.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Papers from a day organised by Bristol Survivors' Network, focusing in particular on a safe place to go during a 'mental health crisis'. Includes papers looking at the experience of mental health crisis, preventing a crisis, the behaviour and attitudes of mental health workers towards people experiencing a crisis, and hospitals and other existing crisis services. Other papers look at places to go that are not hospitals, examining: what is needed in a crisis house; the emotional atmosphere of a crisis house; medication; management arrangements; what kind of skills and support should be available; and issues about access to a safe house.

Journal article

A chance for change

Author:
LINDOW Vivien
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 24.3.93, 1993, pp.33-34.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Argues that community-based caring for people with mental health problems offers an opportunity to empower users - but only if old practices such as long-term drug therapy are challenged.

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