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'
13 AND 14 NOVEMBER 2019
BROOKFIELD HEALTH SCIENCES COMPLEX, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Booking: Email Harry Gijbels at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 programme: Conference Programme 2019
Book of Abstracts: Book 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.
15.00-15.45 Title, abstract and descriptor awaiting: Fionn Fitzpatrick, community development worker/ activist, Dublin.
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
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.