Mad Studies Group 7 March 2019
(Lived Experience Practitioner Focus)
- University of Birmingham, 52, Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA
Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer? 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. This month - (Thursday 7 March) we are considering: User-led sector ‘faces threat of extinction’ – John Pring (Disability News Service): https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/user-led-sector-faces-threat-of-extinction/ Madness and the Demand for Recognition – Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed (Introduction): https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322641352_Madness_the_Demand_for_Recognition_A_Philosophical_Inquiry_into_Identity_Mental_Health_Activism 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 chance each session dependent on availability). The group is kindly hosted by the University of Birmingham at 52, Pritchatts Road (G9 on the university map), Birmingham, B15 2SA. It is mainly on the first Thursday of every month, with an exception in April, where it will be on the second Thursday (11 April) instead. Bus and train services run close to the venue and there is a car park opposite the venue. 2019 dates: Thursday 11 April Thursday 2 May Thursday 6 June Thursday 4 July Thursday 1 August Thursday 5 September Thursday 3 October Thursday 7 November Thursday 5 December All held at 52, Pritchatts Road, University of Birmingham. Please check website for room details, as these may differ monthly.