News

  • Carnival MAD15
  • 16/09/2015
  • Making Waves and the OPEN FUTURES Integrated Research Group in the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health together with the Molly Queen Collective are delighted to invite you to Carnival MAD15 – Read more >>
  • Arts & Mental Health Events
  • 02/04/2015
  • Coming up are two performances at Nottingham Contemporary in which Making Waves / Open Futures are representing a 'lived experience' perspective in response to and as a part of the evening. The two featured events are part of the 'Acting Out' Anxiety Festival on tour from London. Read more >>
  • British & Irish Personality Disorder Conference - Workshop
  • 19/03/2015
  • Julie Gosling and Caroline Fox of Making Waves recently gave a workshop at the internationally important, British and Irish Personality Disorder conference, whic Read more >>
  • NICE Stake holder
  • 21/08/2014
  • Making Waves has become a registered stakeholder with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Read more >>
  • Trauma Informed Services Conference
  • 09/06/2014
  • Julie Gosling, our Training and Education Co-ordinator, will be speaking at conference on Trauma Informed Services which free to 'service users' carers and supporters from the local area. Read more >>
  • Daniel Mackler Films on YouTube
  • 24/04/2014
  • video still picture of Daniel Mackler Daniel Mackler's films on alternatives to the medical model of mental health treatment are now available on YouTube[http://www.youtube.com/user/dmackler58]. Read more >>
  • Coming off psychiatric drugs - Pre programme meeting
  • 18/07/2013
  • There will be a meeting of the 'Coming off psychiatric medication' MIN on Thursday 25th July, 10 a.m at the Making Waves office. There is car parking round the back on Dakeyne street. Read more >>
  • An Introduction to Open Dialogue
  • 03/07/2013
  • Seminar on 6th July 2013 Read more >>
  • Creative Maladjustment Week Event
  • 14/06/2013
  • \"Creative[http://cmweek.org]Building on the interest and energy generated by the screenings, talks, and discussions, Anti-Psychiatry & its Legacies[http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/event/anti-psychiatry-and-its-legacies], and I Went Mental And All I Got Was A Lousy T-Shirt[http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/events/3275], Nottingham Contemporary is collaborating with Making Waves to organise a call to action. Read more >>
  • Mind Crisis Care Campaign
  • 01/05/2013
  • Mind are looking for people who have been involved in physical restraint while in a health care setting and who are willing to tell their stories. This means both people who have been physically restrained and people who have restrained someone. Read more >>
  • Object Worlds - Project and Exhibition
  • 17/04/2013
  • OBJECT WORLDS: PROJECT AND EXHIBITION from Making Waves member Rob Van Beek Read more >>
  • Olanzapine Lawsuit
  • 28/09/2012
  • In 2009 the drug company Lilly recieved the largest criminal fine ever imposed on a corporation for it's illegal marketing of Zyprexa, the trade name of Olanzapine. Read more >>
  • Recovery Film and Website
  • 03/08/2012
  • The film project and website for Making Waves and the Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust Involvement Centre is now up and running. Read more >>
  • Recovery Approach Evaluation
  • 25/05/2012
  • front cover of the report Making Waves has just published an evaluation report on the introduction of a Recovery Based Approach to support people who are using Psychiatric Acute Services in Nottingham. Read more >>
  • Goodbye to Penny and Isabel
  • 04/05/2012
  • Both Isabel and Penny decided it was time to move on from Making Waves and pursue other ideas/interests and both left earlier this year. This is a huge loss for Making Waves but we expect them to do great things elsewhere! Read more >>
  • Psychiatrists Are The Least Effective of Mental Health Professionals
  • 26/07/2011
  • In a stinging criticism of the psychiatric profession, Dr Henck van Bilsen said there was “no evidence” that psychiatrists, who usually hold most responsibility for patients, were clinically effective. Read more >>
  • Whose Recovery? Report
  • 07/07/2011
  • See the report on the 'Whose Recovery is it Anyway?' event held in Nottingham in February. Please feel free to comment, we are keen to get some discussion going around the issues of 'recovery' and 'peer support' and what is happening to these ideas now that they have been taken up by mainstream services - especially the NHS. Read more >>
  • Mind Medication Group
  • 17/06/2011
  • Discussion and talks on psychiatric medication issues and alternative therapies. Read more >>
  • Recovery & Well Being Film
  • 15/11/2010
  • Making Waves has begun an exciting project to make a film about recovery and well-being from the perspective of people who have experienced mental distress. Read more >>
  • All Ours @ Cafe Sneinton
  • 04/10/2010
  • Monthly Sunday Social Read more >>
  • Brick's Graphic Novel Published
  • 29/03/2010
  • "Depresso" Graphic Novel cover Read more >>
  • The Wise Men of Gotham
  • 27/08/2009
  • "Notts Nutters Rule OK!" Read more >>
  • Andy Postman
  • 20/08/2009
  • A dear friend of Making Waves, Andy Postman (known as Andy Parkinson) died in October 2008. Read more >>
  • Liam O'Neill
  • 03/10/2008
  • I was devastated to hear about the death of Liam O' Neill recently. He was a great friend to me and to Making Waves.  Read more >>
  • Liam O'Neill Memorial Fund
  • 30/10/2008
  • If you would like to make a donation to a project that was dear to Liam please contact[#contact]* Stor Mo Chroi*. Read more >>