Irish psychiatrist Pat Bracken believes in a more humane future for psychiatry, one that questions some of the fundamental assumptions of how we approach mental distress. He is passionate about helping others reform and rethink a system that he believes is no longer fit for purpose.
Pat has worked in Ireland, Africa and New Zealand, and is one of the co-founders of the critical psychiatry network. Pat and his colleagues call for a radical rethink of psychiatry – towards a mental health system that puts dialogue, and the long term wellbeing of patients at the heart of practice.
Areas of interest
- Critical Psychiatry
- Open Dialogue
- Human Rights