The Power Threat Meaning Framework

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The Power Threat Meaning Framework is an alternative, non-diagnostic perspective on why people sometimes experience a whole range of forms of distress. Co-produced by a core group of psychologists and service users, and published by the British Psychological Society, it applies not just to people who have been in contact with the mental health or criminal justice systems, but to all of us. It offers a way of constructing narratives instead of diagnoses, either with or without professional support.

The project documents, along with videos, resources, interviews and articles can be found here.

A short blog on the PTMF is here.

This is an accessible introduction to the project for anyone who wishes to use it in their own lives or with someone they are working with or supporting.

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