Don't Turn Away: Stories of Troubled Minds in Fractured Times (Hardback)
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Don't Turn Away: Stories of Troubled Minds in Fractured Times (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages
Published: 28/07/2022
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Written with great power and eloquence by a psychiatrist and psychotherapist of 40 years standing, Don't Turn Away is a passionate and informed defence of mental health services which Campling sees as being eroded to a dangerous degree.

Over the course of her 40-year career, psychiatrist and psychotherapist Penelope Campling has worked with patients from all walks of life, from survivors of abuse to ICU doctors struggling under the strain of Covid-19. She has seen many positive changes in how we approach mental health - and yet she is increasingly troubled by the state of our health services. Too often those suffering from serious mental illness are being neglected, locked away, even abused.

In Don't Turn Away Campling takes us into the therapy room, offering unique insight into how we treat those in distress. She shows us how the progress made in a more optimistic era of psychiatry is fast being eroded; how our struggling healthcare system often fails those who need our support; and how crucial it is in today's uncertain world that we do not turn away.

Candid, compassionate and, above all, hopeful, Don't Turn Away is a story of troubled minds and how we try to heal them.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783966509
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Deeply thoughtful and compassionate’ Susie Orbach, author of In Therapy ‘A book with the power to move and inform . . . [Campling] is an expert in “intelligent kindness”.’ Gwen Adshead, author of The Devil You Know 'Fantastic new book from Penny Campling - 5 stars' Dr Kate Lovett, former Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists [An] insightful, important book . . . an exhibition of what could be possible and an invitation to act to deliver that vision.’ Kathryn Mannix, author of Listen ‘A lucid and much-needed articulation of the frustration shared by so many struggling to keep the NHS afloat’ Iona Heath, BMJ ‘As a GP I wish I could send patients to Penelope Campling; as someone worried about failing mental health services, I wish she were in charge.’ Gavin Francis, author of Adventures in Human Being ‘An important book, moving and honest… stands out in its field of psychotherapist memoirs’ Beth Guilding, TLS ‘This book oozes compassion and kindness and made me want to be a more understanding doctor.’ Kate Milton, British Journal of GP Practice

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“A must read for anyone interested in the human condition.”

As a psychotherapist I found this book utterly engaging. It traces Penny's experiences as a young psychiatrist working in a Victorian style asylum where patients were locked away to her time as a lead... More

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“An Absolute Must Read.”

Firstly I wish to thank the lovely folk at Elliot & Thompson for sending me a copy of this brilliantly written, exceptionally eye opening and thoroughly thought provoking and confronting book with a request for an... More

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“Tragic”

This is the story of the decline of mental health services in the UK and its negative impact on the nation's mental health. It is open, honest and totally brutal.
Many thanks to the publishers for sending me a... More

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