The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
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Dozens of leading professionals just slammed Theresa May’s controversial new mental health ‘guru’ [L

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by lilpink, Oct 18, 2017.

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    From the Canary article, some of the prominent signatories are
     
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    A quote from the letter about Simon Wessley's appointment by the UK government to review the Mental Health Act

     
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    @lilpink Yes, Twitter & Facebook are good ways to spread the word quickly. People like Tom Kindlon distribute information effectively.

    One problem is the Canary isn't taken seriously by many people (IMO). It has a reputation of making stiff up, although not in this case. So whilst the letter is important, the messenger may put people off. |

    Tricky one, can't think of any practical solution though. The inevitable petition, no confidence in Simon Wessley in his new role?
     
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    The Canary is rightly seen as a pretty crackpot site. It's difficult to get past this, as they also posted that good piece about the PACE trial. Its wider reputation, unfortunately, is terrible...it's a difficult situation as you say.
     
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    good, the man is a quack and responsible for vast amount of misery and uneedful death, sooner the charlatans are hounded from power and brought to criminal trials, the better!
     
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    @lilpink great post.

    This is the first time I have seen an open letter signed against Wessely in the media.

    This is another milestone.:trophy::trophy::star::star::star::rocket::rocket:

    We need more signatories from the ME charities. Can IIME sign @Jo Best ? @charles shepherd and the MEA?

    We also need more mental health charities like MIND and in fact all charities who have seen their beneficiaries DWP benefits wrongly cut to sign.
     
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    Lots of lies by Wessely in his response to his letter.

    He clearly is unfit for this and should be in front of GMC panel.









    He is a bare faced liar. He uses that publicity in Guardian by himself claiming that mental health patients should not be coerced which is of no value to those being coerced by doctors. But in private and in advice to all medical professionals and medical literature and internal advice to DWP he states that patients should be forced into treatments for their insurance and DWP benefits.
     
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    Simon the criminal con man should be in prison.
     
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    Apparently the Royal College of Psychiatrists tweeted the Canary story! :p (No idea if it is a spoof :) )



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    If the RCPsyche tweet is genuine it's hilarious!
     
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    Yeah, I hesitated posting something similar about the journalist who wrote it. Let’s just say that some feel he has a somewhat unfortunate fixation on Jews.

    As for the RCPsych tweet, my guess is if it’s genuine it’s a bot they have to RT relevant stories that has backfired rather spectacularly
     
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    I :heart: Dr Jay Watts.
     
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    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/...efully-let-down-by-professionals#.We99GFKZM_V

    Great article. Must read. Now need to get this into more of the mainstream press.

    Finally the biggest medical, financial and scientific scandal getting attention.

     
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    This is the best post ever. Needs superlike button. It needs to be seen by everyone.
     
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    Definitely genuine





    Great Dr Jay Watts took a screen shot.
     
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    My sides are splitting with laughter :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     

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