Listed below are some resources that contribute to thinking about mental distress in a critical and holistic way.    Click on the resource name to link you to the resource or webpage for further information.


Foundational Engagement report 2018:   

Engagement, participation, co-design, co-production are increasingly used terms and practices to connect with people who use services in order to have their input inform the development of those services.

The Foundational Engagement resource identifies and examines resources which particularly engage with individuals, famlies and supporters with experiences of mental distress and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use who may also have experiences of homelessness, criminal justice, poverty and discrimination.   It particularly sought out resources which were partly or fully designed by people with lived/living experience.

A Critical Literature Review of the Direct, Adverse Effects of Neuroleptics


Mad in America 

Mad in America’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care in the United States (and abroad).

Literature Review 2015 on Multiple Unmet Needs of families in the co-occurring space.  Curtin University.


Treatment, Support & Discharge Plans – the rights of Family members and carers: Mental Health Act 2014.  Presentation by Debora Colvin, Chief Mental Health Advocate to Families 4 Families WA 12/02/2019.