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Charles Spencer, brother of Princess Diana, was abused at boarding school....

On 10 March, the Mail on Sunday put Charles Spencer’s story about being sexually abused at boarding school on its front page. Spencer is...

‘What’s the Matter With Tony Slattery?’

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2020, we are reposting some of our favourite posts here. Please enjoy: a reflection on...

Pathogenic societies and collective madness: A critical look at normalcy

Although the so-called mental disorders undoubtedly have a biological correlate, their nature goes beyond the body involving social, cultural, and psychological dimensions. More often than not our suffering is the result of how we organize our affairs on a collective level

Coming Back Down to Earth: Exploring Distress, Loss and Grief in...

COVID-19 reminds us that we, as a species, are not an exception, able to stand outside or above the ebb and flow of life on earth.  This is of course unsettling, but there might yet be healing power in recognising our shared vulnerability and interdependence.

Surviving the Pandemic – Are Young People More Resilient Than we...

There will, of course, be those with pre-existing experiences of severe mental distress, and those who develop severe distress during the COVID-19 outbreak, and it is essential that they are able to access the professional care they need. But the narrative in much of the media that huge numbers of us will need access to these same services only serves to increase the anxiety in all of us, and cast doubt on our ability to cope.