The Critical Psychiatry Network (CPN) is a network primarily for psychiatrists, psychiatric trainees and medical students with an interest in psychiatry. We work mainly though the website and the mailing list.
On the site you will find papers and documents written by members of the Critical Psychiatry Network in response to consultation documents from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in England (NICE). You will also find responses to documents from other organisations, including the British Government’s consultation process that lead to the 2008 amendment to the 1983 Mental Health Act.
There is also an extensive list of members’ publications. You can download many of these from our site, but some articles are links to other sites. There are also sections for news, a forum for discussion, and news of events that may be of interest.
We encourage sympathetic non psychiatrists to join the Hearing Voices Network at http://www.hearing-voices.org/.
We also strongly recommend Duncan Double’s Critical Psychiatry Blog at http://criticalpsychiatry.blogspot.com/
Further information about Critical Psychiatry can be found on the Wikipedia site.