“All in the Mind” on ABC Radio National (Australia)

Nido (‘Nest’) therapy: Top psychiatrist issues strong challenge for change

Professor Peter Tyrer argues his profession practises ‘mental colonialism’ on people with long-term, chronic mental illness that’s resistant to treatment.  His approach is called nidotherapy — nido meaning ‘nest’ — focused on changing a person’s environment not their personality. And, Jenny relates her poignant identity struggle and triumphs of being a long term “service user”.

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BBC Documentary

This film is about a patient treated with nidotherapy, broadcast on the BBC in Feb 2007.  It is a good illustration of Nidotherapy in practice.

Source – BBC News / BBC Sport / – © [2011] BBC

Here is Daniel 26 months later. He is still living at the new home in West London and is doing well – perhaps too well as he does not want to leave. Here we see him talking just after being woken up and so he is a little sleepy at first and seems to be subdued. As he wakes up he talks in a much more reflective way about his problem but underneath the essential Daniel is still there.

Nidotherapy and Reduction in Patient Bed Usage

The article below is about how Nidotherapy has reduced annual bed usage for patients.