05 December, 2012

Mental health support, mental health action - Manchester

Got an invite to this event click on the link below for more details. 

Thursday, 17 January 2013 from 10:30 to 15:30

Manchester, United Kingdom

04 December, 2012

DSM 5 Is Guide Not Bible—Ignore Its Ten Worst Changes

This article appeared in Psychology today. Though the DSM is primarily American it's influence can be felt around the world. While suffering is universal mental illness isn't. Some of the diagnosis in the DSM are not universal. Those conditions do not exist in certain cultures as they pre condition that facilitate the development of some mental illness don't exist.

DSM 5 Is Guide Not Bible—Ignore Its Ten Worst Changes

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

My friend mentioned this book tonight you can read the first 22 pages of it here.


09 November, 2012

First Soteria planning meeting

Minutes- Manchester Soteria planning meeting.

8th November 2012-11-09

8 people attended the meeting. We introduced ourselves and discussed what Soteria is. Most people agreed that there is a need to look for support outside traditional networks.

The following points were discussed.

The need to get an NHS person involved.

To find evidence that the Soteria model works.

It was decided that we needed experts (by training and experience to run the place).

Raising money through fund raisers. However we saw the problem of raising money on our own. It was suggested we look at housing societies and approach businesses to help us financially. We also discussed the possibility of renting a house.

William discussed how he was going to start something similar to the Soteria house in Preston document attached.  

Further action-

To find housing associations and businesses that could help fund us or provide us with housing. It was decided the co op could be approached.
To call for another meeting soon.
To get more mental health groups involved.