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Mad Studies Zoom Meeting 1 October 2020

(Lived Experience Practitioner Focus)

  • Free
  • Zoom

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5 - 6.30pm Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer? Mad Studies is open to EVERYONE! This Month's Reading: October is Black History Month and October 10 is World Mental Health Day. With this in mind, we have two exciting subjects for consideration: Our first 'reading' is the podcast 'Black Men Experiences, Covid & Black Lives Matter', from Newstyle Radio in the West Midlands. We will be joined by Emachi Eneje, who was interviewed by host Nikki Tapper. Emachi is a Mental Health Support Worker and PhD Student, who talks about his experiences at 10:50 on the podcast: Our second reading is taken from a recently published book on one of the most controversial and stigmatised diagnoses in Mental Health. We will be reading chapter 9 from 'Working Effectively with Personality Disorder', discussing co-production in services. We will be joined by author Melanie Ball: Join us on Zoom using the link that you will be sent when you book online. 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 Zoom details. 2020 Dates: Thursday 1 October Thursday 5 November Thursday 3 December

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