Pebbles in palms: Counter‐practices against despair

Hannah Morgan, James Randall, Amy Lyons, Sarah Oliver, Jessica Saffer, Jacqui Scott, Lizette Nolte

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With ongoing news of hardship and suffering in the United Kingdom and throughout the world, and in the context of austerity, shrinking public services and increasing social inequalities, it is sometimes difficult not to fall into despair, to feel hopeless or ineffectual. In this paper we consider counter‐practices to such despair and hopelessness that we hope will be helpful to all clinicians.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1481
Number of pages10
JournalPsychotherapy and Politics International
Issue number1
Early online date21 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019


  • austerity
  • clinical psychology
  • community psychology
  • hope
  • NHS
  • public services


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