The Faculty of Psychosis and Complex Mental Health exists to promote the principles of recovery and social inclusion for people who experience hallucinations or altered states of mind, hold unusual beliefs, or have difficulty thinking clearly.
Position on Psychiatric DiagnosisShow content
Psychiatric diagnosis is the dominant framework used to conceptualise distress within mental health services. Diagnosis is embedded within the mental health system and is utilised in relationships with other social institutions, such as with social services and the legal system. Diagnosis claims its dominant place by portraying itself as a specialist form of knowledge with a scientific basis.
Request for evidence- In PatientsShow content
- A census day audit of mental health independent sector placements in the West Midlands
- Hatfield et al (OATS paper) 2007
- In Sight and In Mind-A toolkit to reduce the use of out of area mental health services
- JMH independent sector paper 2007
- OATS article - Killaspy et al 2009
- OATs article, The Guardian
- Priebe and Turnere, 2003 - Reinstitutionalisation
Understanding Psychosis and SchizophreniaShow content
The power point and pdf versions of the 2014 inaugural launch of the Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia document is free for PCMH members to use in service of disseminating and supporting the use of the document’s content.
PCMH Members may wish to adapt the presentation to suit local needs. We expect the original author Anne Cooke and the Faculty to be referenced. We trust that the principles of keeping service users, carers and friends at the heart of your work, promoting a psychological framework as well the values of recovery, social inclusion and appropriate interdependence is adhered to in any amended presentations.
- Find out Why we wrote the Report - Anne Cooke PDF version
- Find out Why we wrote the Report - Anne Cooke Powerpoint version
- Read more about What we are saying - Anne Cooke PDF version
- Read more about What we are saying - Anne Cooke Powerpoint version
- Watch the editor Anne Cooke and contributor Peter Kinderman present at the New York, USA Launch
Society members also have access to a wealth of resources, including the British Journal of Clinical Psychology. This and other journals can be viewed for free via PsychSource.