The beginning of it all: Melanie Klein’s perspective on child development01 March 2022
Beginnings are always a great cause for anxiety. More than half a century since her death, Melanie Klein’s thought, such as object relation theory, still permeates modern understanding of developmental psychology. In this article, we explore part of her contribution to theory on infant psychology and in particular to the vast unknown of the preverbal experience – with an eye to its potential ongoing resonance into adulthood.
‘Let’s make treatment for in-patients more culturally sensitive and meaningful’23 February 2022
This lived experience article describes a patient diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and details their personal experience within the various institutions of a psychiatric hospital, PICU, wards and rehabilitation units. The aim of their personal discussion is to encourage improvements to the UK mental health service.
Naming my rights: the significance of humanity in recovery17 February 2022
Being sectioned under the Mental Health Act can be a frightening and bewildering experience for patients. Many may not be able to understand, or engage with, their rights in this new setting. Although, as the author is this article illustrates, it is essential even when patient rights are being restricted they must be able to appreciate the value of their human rights and experience compassion.
Radicalisation and mental health: just how connected are they?08 February 2022
What services can do to encourage veterans to access help for their mental health03 February 2022
The mental health concerns of veterans are unique and can pose a long-term challenge in their return to civilian life. Over the last few years, investment has improved services, however, many veterans are still reluctant. Prof Neil Greenberg, Lead for Military and Veterans Health at The Royal College of Psychiatrists, details two essential pieces of work that professionals could use to improve accessibility and service for veterans.