We are a group of survivors/users of psychiatry and manage this site ourselves. There is no management or input as to the content of the site by non-survivors/users. We promote the views of both ourselves and other survivors/users, as well as stories, poetry, music and artwork by them. We also have some work on the site we have chosen from non-survivors/users and this can be found in the section called “Friends”.
The group was originally started by Rethink (then NSF) in the 1980s and aimed then to give voice to those who otherwise had no voice. At this time it was called “Voices”, then later other variants of the same and later still “National Perceptions Forum” which is the name we have retained. In 2011 Rethink formally wound it up and we were just left with a website, which is archived below. We have just become able to restart work on the site, but because of its size the new material is separated from the old – but it is nonetheless all on this site.
The archive contains the old site which includes the type of material referred to above as well as records of the many activities that National Perceptions Forum did in the past. There is a huge amount of material in the archive and all the internal linking still works. We are copying some of it to the menus on the front page but there is so much it would take a very long time to copy all of it. Also the actual pages on the old site are often very interestingly designed.