Annual Critical Voices Conference

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14th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2022

16th / 17th NOVEMBER 2022

‘Critical perspectives on the lived experience of distress and mental health services’  

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CRITICAL VOICES NETWORK IRELAND

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

In person attendance: 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 16 November, Thursday 17 November, 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.

Registration for online attendance (Keynotes only): Here

Conference Programme Link 

CONFERENCE THEME

Lived experience of distress and mental health services is increasingly identified as significant in shaping better understandings and responses to human suffering. Lived experience informs research, activism, service development, and, to a certain extent, policy, and education. However, concerns are also expressed that lived experience is not recognised as expert knowledge. This year’s conference provides opportunities to honour the contributions of lived experience to changing knowledge, attitudes, and practices in mental health and to address some of the challenges in recognising the value of lived experience. This conference will consider:

  • what do we understand by lived experience?
  • what do we know about the contribution of lived experience in mental health matters?
  • the diversity of lived experience
  • issues of credibility and representation
  • whose interests are served by and through lived experience?
  • how do we create environments to honour, and nurture lived experience?

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order)

Liz Brosnan, Survivor, Researcher and Activist, past Academia and Health Service Executive, Ireland; Martha Griffin, Expert by Experience, Lecturer in Mental Health, Dublin City University, Ireland; Raza Griffiths, Survivor Educator, England; Konstantina (Dina) Poursanidou, PhD, Service User Researcher, Survivor Researcher Network C.I.C and University of Central Lancashire, UK; Rai Waddingham, Survivor, Trainer, Researcher & Practitioner, UK

Conference details regularly updated on https://cvni.ie/2022-2/

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.    

13th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2021

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10th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2018

November 2018

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9th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2017

November 2017

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8th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2016

November 2016

Two day conference associated with Critical Voices

7th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2015

November 2015

 critical perspectives on and beyond the therapy industry

6th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2014

 November 2014

 MEANINGS OF MADNESS; CRITICAL AND CREATIVE PERSPECTIVES

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Scoil an Altranais agus an Chnáimhseachais

Brookfield Health Sciences Complex College Road Cork, Ireland , T12 AK54

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