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Most severe, even psychotic, mental illness can be helped more effectively at home than in hospital. Professor Marcellino Smyth illustrates how home treatment services work.
Joe Griffin explains why dreaming, and forgetting our dreams, fulfils a vital human need.
Janice Haddon shows how she has drawn upon the human givens approach to work more creatively with corporate clients.
Fiona Sheldon describes the impact of her human givens work in an NHS clinic for patients struggling with obesity.
Ivan Tyrrell reviews "The Attention Merchants: how our time and attention are gathered and sold" by Tim Wu (Atlantic Books, £20.00)
Stuart Coulden describes an innovative project for enhancing emotional health in diverse school communities.
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