10 November - Remaining Critical about Mental Health Matters in Pandemic Crises - 12th Annual Critical Perspectives in Mental Health Conference

Applied Social Studies and Nursing and Midwifery (in association with the Critical Voices Network Ireland)

Dr John Read, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of East London; Dr Bryan McElroy, General Practitioner; Shirley McNicholas and Andie Rose, Drayton Park Women’s Crisis House, London; Rachel Waddingham, English National Hearing Voices Network & ISPS UK; Kerry Cuskelly, mental health social worker, Dublin; Rory Doody, Mental Health Engagement and Recovery lead, Health Service Executive (HSE) Cork and Kerry; Deirdre Lillis, advocacy co-ordinator, Social and Health Project (SHEP), Cork; Thom Stewart, co-founder of the Solidarity Cooperative An Áit Eile', Galway

10 November 2020 10.30-17.30
online event https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/remaining-critical-about-mental-health-matters-in-pandemic-crises-tickets-119966365629

We are pleased to announce that the 12th annual critical perspectives in mental health conference will be held online this year on 10 November 2020. There has been no shortage of mental health advice and guidance from statutory services, voluntary organisations, and ‘mental health experts’ since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year. We have seen headlines such as ‘tsunami of mental illness’ and references to opportunities to move towards more digitalised mental health services. The conference will critically consider the range of recent responses to mental health matters arising from the pandemic and will explore ways of developing networks of support and solidarity in these uncertain times.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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College Office, Room G31 ,Ground Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, UCC