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School of Applied Social Studies and School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC, in association with Critical Voices Network: ‘Challenging Mental Health Systems - Critical Perspectives from Inside Out and Outside In'

22 Oct 2019

13 AND 14 NOVEMBER 2019

BROOKFIELD HEALTH SCIENCES COMPLEX, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Booking: Email Harry Gijbels at h.gijbels@ucc.ie and make sure you give your name, and indicate the day(s) you wish to attend (either Wednesday 13 November, Thursday 14 November, 2019 or both days). Booking will be confirmed by return email. Please bring the booking confirmation slip with you to the conference registration desk on the day(s) you are attending.

CONFERENCE THEME

Dissatisfaction with mainstream mental health systems, as well as attempts, from both within and outside, to find different ways to support people in distress, have been well documented over the years. This year's conference explores critical perspectives from both within and outside mental health systems, considers the struggles, challenges and barriers people have experienced at developing new approaches, and examines what it means to be on the inside and/or outside of different spaces, such as inside/outside service use, inside/outside academia, and inside/outside different knowledges.  Innovations in service delivery, in education, and in activism will be explored, set within the wider context of critical debates on contested areas in mental health.

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

John Cromby, Professor of Psychology, University of Leicester; Alison Faulkner, independent survivor researcher, England; Fionn Fitzpatrick, community development worker/ activist, Dublin; Anne O'Donnell, community educator/activist, Edinburgh; Fiona Venner, Chief Executive of Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service; Robert Whitaker, journalist, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic, founder of www.madinamerica.com.

Conference details regularly updated on http://www.cvni.ie/index.php/conference-2019

The Conference organisers are Lydia Sapouna, School of Applied Social Studies and Harry Gijbels (retired), Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland.

Conference programmeConference Programme 2019

Book of AbstractsBook of Abstracts 2019

 

Links to conference talks and Robert Whitaker talk:

Tuesday 12 November 2019: 18.00-20.00 in G02:

Anatomy of an Epidemic and Lessons Learned: How Do We Build a Global Movement for Change in Mental Health? Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic and publisher of Mad in America webzine. https://ucc.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=2fb1ef69-2262-47e4-b410-aaff01075345

Wednesday 13 November 2019 all in GO1:

11.15 Welcome Lydia Sapouna and Harry Gijbels

11.30-12.15 'For the Past 40 Years, We've Organized Our Psychiatric Care Around a False Narrative of Science. How Do We Create a New Paradigm?' Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic and publisher of Mad in America webzine, USA 

12.15-13.00 Learning from and through survivor activism. Anne O'Donnell, community educator/activist, Edinburgh, UK. 

https://ucc.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=d35aa9bb-2dad-4b88-9f4e-aaf60115ddd0

15.00-15.45 Title, abstract and descriptor awaiting: Fionn Fitzpatrick, community development worker/ activist, Dublin.

https://ucc.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=1efb0b57-2049-4107-a7a9-aaf601163bda

17.00 Book launch: Inside Out, Outside In: Transforming Mental Health Practices, edited by Harry Gijbels, Lydia Sapouna and Gary Sidley. Speakers: Robert Whitaker, Malcolm Garland and Liz Brosnan.

Thursday 14 November 2019, all in G01

11.00 -11.15 Welcome: Lydia Sapouna and Harry Gijbels

11.15-12.00 Navigating the Boundaries between Inside and Outside. Alison Faulkner, Independent Survivor Researcher and Trainer, UK

12.00-12.45 The Power Threat Meaning Framework. John Cromby, Professor of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

https://ucc.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=7d57db13-f017-4c13-af14-aaf601169f59

14.00-14.45 Beacon of Hope: Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Crisis. Fiona Venner, Chief Executive (on sabbatical), Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service; Labour Councillor, Leeds City Council, Leeds, UK.

https://ucc.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=22738615-695e-4642-9ae2-aaf60116ee3e

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