The Politics of Madness: Listening to lived experience
WHEN: Oct. 29, 2011
WHERE: The Alderman - 134 Lygon St, Brunswick East, VIC
FORMAT: 45 minute Q & A, 45 minute lecture
TAGS:
mental illness
activism
madness

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. 

 

Introduction to Intentional Peer Support (IPS)

Oct. 29, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Flick Grey and Merinda Epstein, Our Consumer Place)

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, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Flick Grey and Merinda Epstein, Our Consumer Place)

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

What do we want from the mental health system?

Nov. 29, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Merinda Epstein (Our Consumer Place) Indigo Daya (Voices Vic and Smoking Mad) Heidi Everett (Psych Ward Support)
WHERE: The Alderman