Polly is the librarian at the Minster Centre, and library consultant at the British Psychotherapy Foundation. She has a long personal interest in critical psychiatry and the many alternatives to the medical model of psychiatry. Polly has edited Pendulum, an in-house journal for the Bipolar Organisation, and facilitated Equilibrium, a magazine produced with service users in Haringey, London.
Her contributions to Contemporary Psychotherapy have mainly been conference reports on alternatives to mainstream psychiatry - such as Open Dialogue, and Mad Studies, as well as What is Psychiatry? She has also contributed exhibition reviews.
Polly's focus now is on the therapeutic power of singing, and the role of social prescribing in this process. She hopes to return to a Music MA in 2021, with an ethnographical bias, having completed the first year of a more traditional Music MA in 2018/19.
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