Rachel Rowan Olive

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Rachel Rowan Olive is a mental health service user/survivor who works freelance in training, research & art, with a particular focus on self-harm, suicide, and critiques of “Borderline Personality Disorder”. She is also a graduate student in Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck, University of London and a trustee of the National Survivor User Network. More details of her work are at rachelrowanolive.co.uk.


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Harm reduction for young people who self-harm: “a double-edged sword”


Rachel Rowan Olive thinks through a recent qualitative study about young peoples’ perspectives on the role of harm reduction techniques in the management of their self-harm.

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Mental health crisis teams in England: lost in translation? #MHNR2018


Rachel Rowan Olive writes her debut elf blog about a recent national survey of mental health crisis resolution teams and crisis care systems in England.

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