Joy

Joy

Our founder and CEO Joy Hibbins has written for the Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Independent and The Telegraph. She writes about topics relating to mental health and suicide and often raises concerns about situations which happen to our clients.

A number of her pieces have made the front page of the Huffington Post including
“Men and Suicide: What They Are Telling Us About The Kind Of Care They Want”
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/joy-hibbins/men-and-suicide-what-they_b_13201682.html

“Please Don’t Call Us Difficult To Engage“, focuses on why some people find it hard to engage with services. It has repeatedly attracted the comment “All mental health professionals should read this”.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/joy-hibbins/please-dont-call-us-diffi_b_10988746.html

You can find Joy’s other blogs on her Huff Post author page. There is some info about Joy followed by all her most recent Huff Post UK pieces:-

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/joy-hibbins

Joy has also written articles for The Guardian, The Independent and The Telegraph:-

The Guardian After My Suicide Crisis I Set Up A Centre To Give Others The Safety Net I Needed
https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/mar/15/suicide-crisis-centre-safety-net?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Guardian Reinventing Mental Health Care: Putting Patients In Charge>
https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/views-from-the-nhs-frontline/2017/sep/25/reinventing-mental-health-care-putting-psychiatric-patients-in-charge-suicide-crisis-centre

The Telegraph “When Mental Health Services Tell You It’s Your Decision To End Your Life: A Kinder System Could Save Lives”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/12/want-kill-nhs-wont-stop-kinder-system-could-save-lives/

The Independent 24 Hours In A Suicide Crisis Centre: How we deal with emergencies as a heatwave brings increasing numbers of clients and NHS mental health services staff shortages create an even greater need for our service.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/suicide-crisis-centre-mental-health-prevention-nhs-iapt-a8446011.html

The Independent More Women Than Men Are Dying By Suicide In Psychiatric Hospitals The article focuses on the impact of traumatic events on women and how sectioning can be re-traumatising.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/women-suicide-psychiatric-hospitals-mental-health-prevention-symptoms-crisis-a8497091.html

The Independent What It’s Like To Work At A Suicide Crisis Centre over Christmas
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/suicide-depression-christmas-working-at-the-suicide-crisis-centre-a7479846.html

The Independent This Is What Happened When I Set Up A Suicide Crisis Centre
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/after-a-bad-experience-with-mental-health-services-i-set-up-my-own-suicide-crisis-centre-and-i-a7159721.html