Creating Psychiatry

Join the Wellcome Collection in the first of two discussion events exploring issues in the contemporary mental health system. These ‘Shrink Radio’ conversations will be curated byRe:Create Psychiatry, a service-user-led exploratory platform based at the Dragon Café, which brings together people with lived experience of mental ill-health and medical professionals to stimulate dialogue and collaboration. […]

Silence Isn’t Golden

Failure to consult the public on a new drug-pricing policy may store up trouble for the future. Somewhere, in the depths of Whitehall, an elephant has taken up residence. This big, pink, imaginary elephant – let’s call her Nellie – is currently standing in a bustling project room, squeezed, I imagine, somewhere between a conference […]

Part 2: Footing the Bill

Beauty clearly doesn’t come cheap. In order to “get their PIPs out”, in the words of one Harley Street protester last weekend, an estimated £150m will need to be found in the UK alone. So, with the country’s largest cosmetic surgery group claiming that this is a price it just can’t afford to pay, I’ve […]

Reiki? Really?

In the foothills of Mount Kurama a man meditates. He has been there for 21 days. Suddenly, he has a revelation. From this quiet beginning in 1922 the practice of reiki was born. Since then, it has evolved and found itself keeping company with treatments such as homeopathy and acupuncture in modern complementary medicine. The […]