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Mad Studies Zoom Meeting 5 November 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: Last month Emachi Eneje was not able to join us, so we decided to postpone our discussion on the podcast 'Black Men Experiences, Covid & Black Lives Matter' to this month instead. Host Nikki Tapper from Newstyle Radio in the West Midlands interviewed three Black men, including Emachi. Emachi is a Mental Health Support Worker and PhD Student, who talks about his experiences at 10:50 on the podcast: We will also be considering 'Misunderstood and excluded: How to build mental health services fit for diverse communities' Fatima Hudoon highlights examples of some of the issues Black and Brown people face when accessing mental health services where clinicians do not recognise or understand experiences related to racism and cultural differences. Mad Studies member Allison Joseph is interviewed within the article! You can access the article here: 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. 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 5 November Thursday 3 December

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