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Peter Beresford, Rebecca Perring, Mary Nettle, Jan Wallcraft


In 2010, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published the findings
of a national project exploring the views of mental services
users/survivors and disabled people about how they felt mental
health issues were understood in society and how they themselves
understood them. That report, Towards a Social Model of Madness and Distress?, highlighted that a medical model dominated both public and professional thinking and that this was stigmatising and unhelpful. This second stage report facilitates continuing conversations with mental health service users and survivors about more social approaches to mental health, exploring how our social understandings of mental health and offering recommendations for taking forward more social approaches to and understandings of mental health and mental distress.
In partnership/with support of: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
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