A response to 55 Steps – a film featuring Helena Bonham Carter and Hilary Swank that tells the story of Eleanor Reise (a lady repeatedly drugged against her will) and Collette (her lawyer). The film was effectively buried. Here’s why we need to work together to resurrect it.
Moving Towards a Balanced Relationship with Psychiatric Medication Wednesday 13 January 2016, 10.00am – 4.30pm The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HZ Download: Informed Choice – Glasgow 2016 Flyer Dialogues around the use of medication within the mental health system can quickly become heated and polarised. Whilst this is understandable, it leaves little space […]
10th December 2012, Bradford
I was excited to trek up to sunny Bradford in December to take part in Soteria Bradford’s ‘Beyond Medication – How do we reduce our dependance on psychotropic drugs?’ conference. Rather than getting stuck in expounding the drawbacks and dangers to psychotropic medication, this conference also gave space to explore creative alternatives to drugs. This […]
3 March 2012, York
Following presenting at Bradford’s Free Thinking About Psychiatric Medication Conference, I was excited to be invited back up north to speak at a similar event in York. The conference, organised by York and Selby Rehabilitation & Recovery Service was aimed at re-launching their Thinking About Medication Group and raising awareness around medication use. Phil Thomas – […]