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Mad Studies Group 5 Mar 2020

(Lived Experience Practitioner Focus)

  • Free
  • The Link, Gisbert Kapp Building, UoB, Pritchatts Rd, B15 2TT

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Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer? Mad Studies is open to EVERYONE. This Month's Reading: Madness and the Demand for Recognition – Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed (Chapter 4: pages 79 - 91) - Please email Tamar if you would like to know where you can access the reading materials. Several group discussions have raised the possibility of developing an event, so will set aside time this month to discuss this. We also have some exciting speakers planned for the next few months - Dr. Alison Faulkener, Survivor researcher in April, and Dr. Linda Gask, author of 'The Other Side of Silence' in May! We will be meeting in The Link, situated on the first floor of the Gisbert Kapp building, Pritchatts Road, B15 2TT. 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 5 March Thursday 2 April Thursday 7 May Thursday 4 June Thursday 2 July Thursday 6 August Thursday 3 September

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