Events

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May
28
Tue
Voices of Democratic Psychiatry @ Wellcome Collection
May 28 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Hear about Asylum, “the magazine for democratic psychiatry”, and consider its historical context as well as its research significance and potential from a range of perspectives. In particular, this event will explore survivor voices, action and critique, and their importance to studies of the recent history of mental health provision in the UK. Following presentations from our speakers, there will be an opportunity to discuss their ideas.

About your contributors

Photograph of Helen Spandler

Helen Spandler

Researcher

Helen Spandler is Professor of Mental Health Studies at the University of Central Lancashire and recently held a Wellcome Research bursary to explore the back catalogue of Asylum, the radical mental health magazine.

Photograph of Anne Plumb

Anne Plumb

Speaker

Anne Plumb is a grassroots survivor historian and member of the Survivors History Group. She has her own personal archive called ‘Ear to the Ground. Survivor and ally voices: organisation and action’.

Photograph of Tony Baldwinson

Tony Baldwinson

Speaker

Tony Baldwinson is a project manager and a non-disabled volunteer at the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, involved in the GMCDP Archive since the early 2000s and interested in radical mental health practices.

Jun
8
Sat
Extreme Experiences – Mental Illnesses or Dangerous Gifts? @ Partisan Collective
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sascha Altman DuBrul is the co-founder of the Icarus Project (www.theicarusproject.net), a network of peer based mental health support groups and media project that is actively redefining the language and culture of mental health and illness. He has a Masters in Social Work and worked from 2016-2019 as a Recovery Specialist and Trainer at Columbia’s Center for Practice Innovations at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He is currently the Training Director for the Institute for the Development of Human Arts (www.idha-nyc.org) He is the co-author of Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness, Friends Make the Best Medicine: A Guide to Creating Community Mental Health Support Networks, and the author of Maps to the Other Side: The Adventures of a Bipolar Cartographer. Sascha’s intellectual and creative interests lie at the intersection of the public mental heath system and the Mad Underground. (www.mapstotheotherside.net)

Sascha will be doing a talk and then we will have questions from the audience followed by a group discussion.

Jun
26
Wed
Creating Safe Spaces for Recovery – a one day seminar (Lancaster)
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

In this one-day seminar Karen and Alison will explore their experiences of running Crisis and Recovery Houses. There is much interest at the moment of how we can create alternatives to hospital admission and treatment. During the morning they will share their experiences, what worked – the afternoon will be exploring in groups what they would envisage the perfect safe space for recovery could be.

Alison ran the very successful Anam Cara for 7 years a crisis and recovery service in the 1990’s in Birmingham, much lauded in the mental health foundation Crisis project workbook and reported in the Guardian.

Karen has been involved in setting up different types of Recovery Houses starting in Gloucester in 2001, currently Houses based on her work with partner Ron Coleman are running in Perth WA, Trieste Italy and Amitola Communities in York UK. Karen has also run residential Five-Day Workshops where people can explore recovery and make leaps in their recovery as well as Recovery Camps, she also regularly uses aids like Skype to walk alongside someone on their recovery journey, creating environments where recovery can and does happen.

Jun
27
Thu
Creating Safe Spaces for Recovery: a one day seminar (Manchester)
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

In this one-day seminar Karen and Alison will explore their experiences of running Crisis and Recovery Houses. There is much interest at the moment of how we can create alternatives to hospital admission and treatment. During the morning they will share their experiences, what worked – the afternoon will be exploring in groups what they would envisage the perfect safe space for recovery could be.

Alison ran the very successful Anam Cara for 7 years a crisis and recovery service in the 1990’s in Birmingham, much lauded in the mental health foundation Crisis project workbook and reported in the Guardian.

Karen has been involved in setting up different types of Recovery Houses starting in Gloucester in 2001, currently Houses based on her work with partner Ron Coleman are running in Perth WA, Trieste Italy and Amitola Communities in York UK. Karen has also run residential Five-Day Workshops where people can explore recovery and make leaps in their recovery as well as Recovery Camps, she also regularly uses aids like Skype to walk alongside someone on their recovery journey, creating environments where recovery can and does happen.

Jun
28
Fri
Creating Safe Spaces for Recovery: a one day seminar (Hebden Bridge)
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

In this one-day seminar Karen and Alison will explore their experiences of running Crisis and Recovery Houses. There is much interest at the moment of how we can create alternatives to hospital admission and treatment. During the morning they will share their experiences, what worked – the afternoon will be exploring in groups what they would envisage the perfect safe space for recovery could be.

Alison ran the very successful Anam Cara for 7 years a crisis and recovery service in the 1990’s in Birmingham, much lauded in the mental health foundation Crisis project workbook and reported in the Guardian.

Karen has been involved in setting up different types of Recovery Houses starting in Gloucester in 2001, currently Houses based on her work with partner Ron Coleman are running in Perth WA, Trieste Italy and Amitola Communities in York UK. Karen has also run residential Five-Day Workshops where people can explore recovery and make leaps in their recovery as well as Recovery Camps, she also regularly uses aids like Skype to walk alongside someone on their recovery journey, creating environments where recovery can and does happen.

Jul
1
Mon
Creating Safe Spaces for Recovery – a one day seminar (Cambridge)
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

In this one-day seminar Karen and Alison will explore their experiences of running Crisis and Recovery Houses. There is much interest at the moment of how we can create alternatives to hospital admission and treatment. During the morning they will share their experiences, what worked – the afternoon will be exploring in groups what they would envisage the perfect safe space for recovery could be.

Alison ran the very successful Anam Cara for 7 years a crisis and recovery service in the 1990’s in Birmingham, much lauded in the mental health foundation Crisis project workbook and reported in the Guardian.

Karen has been involved in setting up different types of Recovery Houses starting in Gloucester in 2001, currently Houses based on her work with partner Ron Coleman are running in Perth WA, Trieste Italy and Amitola Communities in York UK. Karen has also run residential Five-Day Workshops where people can explore recovery and make leaps in their recovery as well as Recovery Camps, she also regularly uses aids like Skype to walk alongside someone on their recovery journey, creating environments where recovery can and does happen.

Jul
2
Tue
Creating Safe Spaces for Recovery – a one day seminar (Norwich)
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

In this one-day seminar Karen and Alison will explore their experiences of running Crisis and Recovery Houses. There is much interest at the moment of how we can create alternatives to hospital admission and treatment. During the morning they will share their experiences, what worked – the afternoon will be exploring in groups what they would envisage the perfect safe space for recovery could be.

Alison ran the very successful Anam Cara for 7 years a crisis and recovery service in the 1990’s in Birmingham, much lauded in the mental health foundation Crisis project workbook and reported in the Guardian.

Karen has been involved in setting up different types of Recovery Houses starting in Gloucester in 2001, currently Houses based on her work with partner Ron Coleman are running in Perth WA, Trieste Italy and Amitola Communities in York UK. Karen has also run residential Five-Day Workshops where people can explore recovery and make leaps in their recovery as well as Recovery Camps, she also regularly uses aids like Skype to walk alongside someone on their recovery journey, creating environments where recovery can and does happen.

Jul
3
Wed
Creating Safe Spaces for Recovery – a one day seminar (Birmingham)
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

In this one-day seminar Karen and Alison will explore their experiences of running Crisis and Recovery Houses. There is much interest at the moment of how we can create alternatives to hospital admission and treatment. During the morning they will share their experiences, what worked – the afternoon will be exploring in groups what they would envisage the perfect safe space for recovery could be.

Alison ran the very successful Anam Cara for 7 years a crisis and recovery service in the 1990’s in Birmingham, much lauded in the mental health foundation Crisis project workbook and reported in the Guardian.

Karen has been involved in setting up different types of Recovery Houses starting in Gloucester in 2001, currently Houses based on her work with partner Ron Coleman are running in Perth WA, Trieste Italy and Amitola Communities in York UK. Karen has also run residential Five-Day Workshops where people can explore recovery and make leaps in their recovery as well as Recovery Camps, she also regularly uses aids like Skype to walk alongside someone on their recovery journey, creating environments where recovery can and does happen.