NSUN’s February 2024 articles & blogs roundup

Here are all the articles, blogs, vlogs, and podcasts (and more) that we’ve shared in our weekly bulletins this month. The main focus of this section in our bulletin is to share new, first person pieces written or made by people within and beyond our membership who have lived experience of mental ill-health, trauma, or distress, as well as relevant articles about news and policy in mental health from sources such as Disability News Service.

We’ll be posting this roundup at the end of each month as a way to further bring together, amplify and also archive current, lived experience-focussed voices and perspectives in mental health.

Can single-sex wards prevent sexual violence in mental health hospitals?
A blog by Nima Cas Hunt via NSUN.

NHS race watchdog urges action as new report highlights racism impact on mental health
An article by Nadine White via The Independent. 

Sexual assault in mental health to be probed following The Independent’s investigation
An article by Rebecca Thomas via The Independent. 

Surveillance is not ‘safety’
A blog by Sophina Mariette via NSUN.

Tales from the Ward
Multiple lived experience perspective blogs via Stop Oxevision. 

Legislating about us, without us: virtue signalling, self-harm, and the Criminal Justice Bill
An article by Courtney Buckler via NSUN.

Escaping iatrogenic harm: A journey into mental health service avoidance
An article by Wren Aves via ResearchGate.

Sophina’s story: “The Curse of EUPD”
A blog by Sophina via Platform.

DPOs’ verdict on Disability Action Plan: weak, grudging and just a list of empty promises
An article by John Pring via Disability News Service. 

Edenfield Centre: Vulnerable patients denied human rights – review
An article by Ewan Gawne & Kara O’Neill via BBC News.

DWP secretly weakened guidance on suicides, one year after public pledge
An article by John Pring via Disability news Service.

From subject to cause: can patients’ circumstances predict the use of coercion in psychiatric hospital admissions?
A blog by Nima Hunt via The Mental Elf. 

Mad Supremacy
An article via Critical Neurodiversity.

“This patient had no idea that, not only were staff watching her, but I could see her clearly too”
Blog via Stop Oxevision.

DPAC returns to the streets for ‘active resistance’ to DWP cuts
Blog by John Pring via Disability News Service. 

The mental health of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK
A report by the Mental Health Foundation. 

DWP’s ‘shocking and shameful’ duty of care refusal must be addressed, MPs are told
A blog by John Pring via Disability News Service.