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Mad Studies Zoom Meeting 6 August 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 we may or may not be hosting the group from an actual Madhouse... Last year we considered a paper called 'The Dark Side of Co-Production' - a paper which expressed a negative critique of this way of working. Our session resulted in a negative critique of the negative critique. This year, a collaboratively written paper gave a rebuttal to this! We will be considering 'Lost in the shadows: reflections on the dark side of co-production'. The paper is co-authored by Oli Williams, Sophie Sarr, Stan Constantina Papoulias, Sarah Knowles, Glenn Robert, Peter Beresford, Diana Rose, Sarah Carr, Meerat Kaur & Victoria J. Palmer. Some of the authors will be joining the discussion. We will also be discussing 'PPI Or User Involvement: Taking stock from a service user perspective in the twenty first century' by Peter Beresford. You can read the paper here: No meetings at the University during Lockdown, so join us on Zoom using the link that you'll 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 conversation is based on the issues raised in the reading and everyone can take part, even if they haven't been able to read the 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 6 August Thursday 3 September Thursday 1 October Thursday 5 November Thursday 3 December

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