- Centre for Mental Health
- Royal College of Nursing
- British Association of Social Workers
- Royal College of General Practitioners
- British Psychological Society
- Anna Freud Centre
- Barnet, Enfield and Haringay Mental Health Trust
One more joined the party, the next day, perhaps after being shamed into doing so - the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Here are the links to the statement itself and the BBC webpage on it.
|The gang of three - plus the Man from Mind - at the parliamentary launch of the Personality Disorder Consensus Statement|
Here's the briefing from GBL, some of which is in the Consensus Statement itself, and some of which found its way into the BBC News piece:
Overall, a lot of work and conflict contained in many struggly months - and a worthwhile day at the end of it. Maybe it's a new start for doing something meaningful about the ghastly industrialisation and corporate fascism of public service mental health. But it's a shame...
- That RCPsych wasn't enthusiastically in there from the beginning
- The BBC piece used a rather frightening forensic case to open it
- More journalists were not at the launch - to write more about it in broadsheets etc
- The statement itself is not more slickly produced (not something I usually complain about!)
- Paul Farmer from Mind couldn't be there
- NHS England were only there in disguise - when Simon Stevens should have been
- It doesn't link up with anything else going on in the field (eg BIGSPD, specialist commissioning, innovative services, relational practice and enabling environments, great progress in the homelessness and justice sectors).
- Nothing is on the horizon for joined-up leadership of the field - and the kerfuffle with the RCPsych being left out didn't help. But thereby lie dragons.
- It was the greyest, darkest, drizzliest January day in lining memory. London at its most iconic.