Sunday, October 31, 2010

All in the Mind - Nido (nest) therapy: Top psychiatrist issues strong challenge for change

This is an excellent episode of the All in the Mind podcast, hosted by Natasha Mitchell. The idea that changing the environmental context can help heal mental illness is important. We are embedded beings, and that includes our physical environment as well as our culture and biochemistry.

Nido (nest) therapy: Top psychiatrist issues strong challenge for change

Professor Peter Tyrer, editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry, argues his profession practises 'mental colonialism' on people with long-term, chronic mental illness that's resistant to treatment. His approach is called Nidotherapy -- Nido meaning 'nest' -- focused on changing a person's environment not their personality. And, Jenny relates her poignant identity struggles and triumphs of being a long term 'service user'.

Show Transcript


Professor Peter Tyrer
Head, Centre for Mental Health
Professor for Community Psychiatry,
Imperial College, London, UK
Editor of British Journal of Psychiatry

The Hub (North London)
Mental Health Research Network
London, UK

Further Information

Presenter Natasha Mitchell's Audioboo page
Audioboo is an audio blogging site. You can record and upload your own "audioboos" using your phone or the web. All in the Mind is experimenting with Audioboo to invite your responses and stories to program themes.

All in the Mind blog with Natasha Mitchell

2010 University of Western Sydney Mental Wellbeing Conference
Professor Peter Tyrer was a guest of this conference in Sydney, Australia

2010 Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference
Professor Peter Tyrer was a guest of this conference in Sydney, Australia

Mental Health Research Network, UK.

North London Hub, Mental Health Research Network, UK

Nidotherapy: The environmental treatment
Website about Peter Tyrer and colleagues' approach

Esther Sternberg: The science of stress, place and wellbeing
Broadcast on All in the Mind, ABC Radio National, 2010

When your mind is not your own: Community Treatment Orders
Broadcast on ABC Radio National's All in the Mind, 2010


Title: Nidotherapy in the treatment of substance misuse, psychosis, and personality disorder: secondary analysis of a controlled trial
Author: P. Tyrer, K Miloseska, C Whittington, M Ranger, I Khaleel, M Crawford, B North, B Barrett.
Publisher: In Press, 2010

Title: Nidotherapy: Harmonising the Environment with the Patient
Author: Peter Tyrer
Publisher: RCPsych Publications, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-904671-74-9 Sample chapter (PDF)

Title: Nidotherapy: making the environment do the therapeutic work
Author: Peter Tyrer and Priya Bajaj
Publisher: Advances in Psychiatric Treatment (2005) 11: 232-238

Title: The place for nidotherapy in psychiatric practice
Author: Peter Tyrer, Kofi Kramo, Katerina Miloeska, Helen Seivewright,
Publisher: The Psychiatrist (2007) 31: 1-3


Natasha Mitchell

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