Making sense of mental health problems
Making sense of mental health problems

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Making sense of mental health problems

5.1 Alternative approaches

The views presented so far in this course have been concerned with trying to understand unusual or disturbing experiences from a formal treatment point of view, whether that comes from a medical, psychological or a social need perspective. However, these perspectives tend to take a practitioner viewpoint, and there are other ways of approaching experiences such as hearing voices. You will find out more about some alternative approaches to supporting service users if you select to complete The Open University course K314 Approaches to mental health [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , but for now you can look at one possibility for helping Mandy that comes directly from the experiences of people who hear voices themselves.

Activity 11 The Hearing Voices Network

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