By Rebecca Fish In 2005 I published some research with my colleague, Eloise Culshaw, about physical intervention (commonly referred to as restraint) on locked wards for people with learning disabilities, looking at experiences of staff and service users. We found that sometimes, restraint is not used as a last resort: Service-user: All I have to […]
Rebecca Fish and Hannah Morgan Introduction Some research from Canada and the US says that more young men are self-harming. There is a small amount of research from the UK. This says that when men self-harm, their injuries are usually more violent and can be seen as accidental. Some of the research talks about UK […]
Rebecca Fish In 2012, I spent time in three of women’s wards in an NHS learning disability secure unit. I wrote a book about it called ‘Locked Away’. I asked women what they liked about living here, and what they did not like. I also talked to staff. This is what I found out: Life […]
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