Annual Critical Voices Conference
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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12th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2020
11th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2019
10th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2018
9th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2017
8th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2016
7th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2015
6th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2014