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Mad Studies Meeting 1 July 2021

(Lived Experience Practitioner Focus)

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Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer? Come and join us - Mad Studies is for everyone :-) This month's Mad Studies theme is a continuation of Activism. Mad Studies itself is born from activism, as is Mad Literature. The Birmingham Mad Studies Group itself was actually set up as a response to local needs, a form of activism by its very existence. 1. LXP REVOLUTION!!!! Most LXP workers & groups are fairly isolated, so do not hear each others experiences of discrimination, stigma, career blocking & othering. The LXP Revolution is an initiative to provide a platform where people can share their own experiences & read others. It's aim is to build awareness of the issue, help others to feel less alone in their experience & inspire action to stop the discrimination LXPs face. The website which is our 'reading' this month. LXP Revolution is also encouraging contributions from others regarding their experiences of discrimination during LXP working. Come to the group to dialogue with the people behind the protest. 2. The Identity of Psychiatry and the Challenge of Mad Activism: Rethinking the Clinical Encounter - Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed. Mohammed writes from a clinician's perspective, what can we learn? It's long, so try the abstract, introduction, first subheading & conclusion for a speed read: Our monthly Birmingham Mad Studies 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 & strengthen working relationships. Please book your FREE place so that we have an idea of numbers to expect, can send you details of the papers being considered & Zoom details. Support other Mad projects: You can buy Asylum magazine here: You can read MadCovid Diaries here: 2021 Dates: 1 Jul 5 Aug 2 Sept 7 Oct 4 Nov 2 Dec

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