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Mad Studies Zoom Meeting 1 April 2021

(Lived Experience Practitioner Focus)

  • Free
  • Zoom

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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 :-) It's 1 April, we're Mad Studies, but we aren't the joke here. Did you know that the Mental Health Act sits within criminal justice law? Did you know that people from Black African & Caribbean backgrounds are 8 times more likely to be placed under Community Treatment Orders under Section 17a of the Mental Health Act? During our last two sessions we have discussed the White Paper which has proposed reforms to the MH Act, first NSUN's & Dr. Colin King's response and last month collaborating on a paper and letter to be published in the Lancet Psychiatry, alongside a petition on the Parliament website. We have very limited time for our final push to collate a public response to the White Paper, so during this month's meeting, we will discuss the letter and blog we have collaborated on with Colin, as well as ways to share the petition and raise awareness prior to 21 April. You can sign & share the petition here: Dr. Colin King Blog & Petition on NSUN: ''A limpet on a ship': Spatio‐temporal dynamics of patient and public involvement in research' - Stan (Constantina) Papoulias;  Felicity Callard You can access the paper here: 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 and strengthen working relationships. 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 Zoom details. Support other Mad projects: You can buy Asylum magazine here: You can read MadCovid Diaries here: 2021 Dates: 1 Apr 6 May 3 Jun 1 Jul 5 Aug 2 Sept 7 Oct 4 Nov 2 Dec

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