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Mad Studies Zoom Meeting 7 May 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. Linda Gask, author of 'The Other Side of Silence', is joining us for May's Mad Studies session! Linda's book is an autobiography which describes her own experience of living with depression, which she navigated in tandem with her work as a psychiatrist. People who book will be sent a scanned copy of one chapter of the book, alternatively you can buy the book 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. Unfortunately because of 'Zoom Bombing' the link is not publicly available and is now only being provided to people who book the session. This way we will avoid having the session hijacked with unwelcome visuals/audio. 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 7 May Thursday 4 June Thursday 2 July Thursday 6 August Thursday 3 September

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