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Mad Studies Group 2 Jan 2020

(Lived Experience Practitioner Focus)

  • Free
  • University of Birmingham, 52, Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA

Service Description

Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer? Mad Studies is open to EVERYONE. We are kicking off 2020 with a COMPLETELY ONLINE SESSION, so you don't need to head anywhere - you can join us from the privacy of your own home! We will have just finished the festive season, so to let ourselves in gently (and also because the University is shut!) this month we will all consider the Winter 2016 Issue of Asylum Magazine. This is a special edition which focuses on Mad Studies. Choose whichever articles you are drawn to - it is your choice to talk about what you've read or listen to other members discuss! Reading here: 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 January Thursday 6 February Thursday 5 March Thursday 2 April Thursday 7 May Thursday 4 June Thursday 2 July Thursday 6 August Thursday 3 September

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