The Politics of Madness: Listening to lived experience


This series will discuss mental distress/madness from the perspective of people with lived experience. The voices of eother experts have been dominating community understanding of 'mental health' - this is a chance to engage differently. 

 

TAGS: mental illness, activism, madness

Starts: Oct. 29, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Alderman (upstairs) 134 Lygon St, East Brunswick
Format: Presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Introduction to Intentional Peer Support (IPS)

Oct. 29, 2011 Lecturer: (Flick Grey and Merinda Epstein, Our Consumer Place)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

How do you support someone going through intense emotional distress or acting in ways that you find confusing, distressing or mad? This introduction to IPS is trauma-informed, non-coercive, honest, transformative and practical.

Madness in the Academy

Nov. 16, 2011 Lecturer: (Flick Grey and Merinda Epstein, Our Consumer Place)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

This session will explore how universities are taking up, or not, the impressive intellectual work of people with lived experience of madness.

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What do we want from the mental health system?

Nov. 29, 2011 Lecturer: (Merinda Epstein (Our Consumer Place) Indigo Daya (Voices Vic and Smoking Mad) Heidi Everett (Psych Ward Support)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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