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Mad Studies Zoom Meeting 2 July 2020

(Lived Experience Practitioner Focus)

  • Free
  • Zoom

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Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer? Mad Studies is open to EVERYONE... even with a National Lockdown! We will be ZOOMing in to a screen near you! This Month's Reading: Dr. Louise Byrne has worked in Lived Experience specific roles since 2004, and has written extensively about this type of working as part of her research. This month we will be considering her latest paper 'A role for lived experience mental health leadership in the age of Covid-19'. The article was originally behind a paywall, but is now FREE to access and can be accessed here: Mad Covid is featured in the new issue of Asylum - and we have guests including Bethan Edwards from the Mad Covid Diaries. You can order the latest issue of Asylum (online or by post) here: You can read MadCovid Diaries here: No meetings at the University during Lockdown, so 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 2 July Thursday 6 August Thursday 3 September

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