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Mad Studies Group 2 Apr 2020

(Lived Experience Practitioner Focus)

  • Free
  • Zoom

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Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer? Mad Studies is open to EVERYONE... even with a National Lockdown! We will be ZOOMing into a screen near you! This Month's Reading: The Inconvenient Complications of Peer Support - Dr. Alison Faulkner, NSUN Blog: Our Response in a Current Distress – David Gibbs' paper is a reflection on what happens to equality in the wake of COVID-19. Please email Tamar if you would like to access this reading material. We have not one but TWO authors who will be attending this week - Dr. Alison Faulkener, Survivor researcher and David Gibbs, one of our seasoned Mad Studies Birmingham members. Dr. Linda Gask, author of 'The Other Side of Silence', will be joining us in May! No meetings at the University during Lockdown, so join us on Zoom using the following link: All welcome! ‘Mad Studies’ is a field of scholarship, theory, and activism about the lived experiences, history, cultures, and politics about people who may identify as 'Mad', mentally ill, psychiatric survivors, consumers, service users, patients, neurodiverse and disabled. Our monthly Birmingham group has a central focus on supporting Lived Experience Practitioners (i.e. peer support workers, service user researchers, service user consultants, etc) in their work through developing knowledge and being with others who work in their field. However, in the true spirit of 'Mad Studies', others who have an interest in this area are welcome to attend and learn. LXP's work alongside many other people, so sharing knowledge with others can help develop mutual understanding and strengthen working relationships. The group starts by either volunteers or the facilitator giving a synopsis of the week’s reading so that everyone has a reminder of the content and can take part in conversations if they haven't been able to read the selected material. Please book your FREE place so that we have an idea of numbers to expect and can send you details of the papers being considered and room details (these may change each session dependent on availability). 2020 Dates: Thursday 2 April Thursday 7 May Thursday 4 June Thursday 2 July Thursday 6 August Thursday 3 September

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