The History of Psychiatry in Britain and Ireland since 1500- series of free podcasts

Professor Rab Houston is an academic historian specialising in social history. He has recorded a series of 44 podcasts on the History of Psychiatry in Britain and Ireland since 1500, which went live at 1500 BST on Tuesday 19 July 2016. The series is available…

SPN AGM 2017: 20th February 2017

SPN Agenda for AGM 2017 SPNincome and expenditure account 201516 Social Perspectives Hub Proposal SPN AGM 2016 Minutes The AGM of SPN is taking place at 1.45 pm on Monday 20th February at Resource for London,, Seminar Room 1, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.…

SPN AGM 2016

The SPN 2016 AGM took place recently in London. The business meeting included the the minutes from the last meeting, the Trustees Report and the Treasurer’s Report. There was no report available form the Executive Committee, and in view of a joint meeting between Trustees…

Inquiry into Adult Social Work and Mental Health

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health has decided to hold an inquiry into Adult social work and mental health from 18-65 years of age. The inquiry aims are: To establish the pathways for getting help (How people are assessed and referred) To assess the…

SPN People Updates

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Dr Jane Shears , chair of SPN Trustees , has been appointed as chair of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Mental Health Reference Group . Jane is also chair of Basw’s International Relations Committee. Dr Ruth Allen, a longstanding supporter of SPN, has been appointed…

Going , not with a bang but a splash.     

It is with much regret that I have to tell all SPN members that I stood down from chairing the SPN Trustee Board  at our meeting last month.  I have been associated with SPN for a very long time and  thought it was about time…

SPN/BASW Conference Report

The joint BASW/SPN conference in March attracted ninety people to Friends Meeting House in London. The day was chaired by Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults in England. The keynote speeches in the morning were given by Jerry Tew and Russell Razaque and their presentations…

Museum of the Mind

The new Bethlem Museum of the Mind is based on the Bethlem Hospital site near Beckenham. It has been set up with values which very much reflect the working practices of SPN. The explicit aim of the new Museum is to assist the South London…

SPN, BASW Conference

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BASW and Social Perspectives Network (SPN) are holding a joint conference “Revisiting Social Models of Mental Health Social Work”. This is being held on World Social Work Day to celebrate the work of the ‘social’ in social work, but also to explore challenges in the…

SPN AGM – 18th February 2015.

SPN AGM

The SPN Annual General Meeting took place at the London Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA  on Wednesday 18th February 2015 at 2.30 pm. AGENDA Welcome and apologies Minutes of AGM 2014 Any matters arising Treasurer’s report and adoption of accounts 2013/4 Chair of…

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