About Polpresa Press

Polpresa Press is an independent publisher producing books of general cultural interest. We began in 2011 with
David’s Box – The Journals and Letters of a Man Diagnosed as Schizophrenic, 1960-1971. This book is of great
historical interest as a first hand account of several hospital admissions written on a day by day basis. It continues
to be relevant to current debates about mental health.

About the authors of David’s Box

RICHARD HALLAM trained as a clinical psychologist and combined university teaching with work in the National Health Service.  Richard practices therapy independently and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. (read further)

MICHAEL BENDER was one of the pioneers of community psychology in Britain, working first in the Social Services Department of the London Borough of Newham (1968 to 1987) where he built up a team of psychologists who supported and managed residential and day care units for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and problems associated with ageing. (read further)

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Book cover: Collage. Richard Hallam. 2019


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