The neo-liberal project has progressively individualised, privatised and abstracted mental health from social, economic and political conditions. Yet mental health is a common good.
‘It must be understood within the overall body of society and as a question that concerns us all. We thus need to construct a field of action that is collective and diverse and explore counter-hegemonic ideas of mental health that oppose neo-liberal interests.
In Other Ways to Care I (2018) we explored alternative models that advocate for a recognition of the social-political dimensions of mental health care and a general move towards rethinking institutions of care. In Others Ways to Care II (2019) we organised a one-day gathering of activists and activists organisations to share experiences, militant tactics, grassroots knowledge and solidarity actions.
This year we will create RadioCare, an on the spot radio session, a virtual fonoplatea, a way of continuing a conversation, a radio room created for sharing reflections, stories, observations, songs, opinions, silences, ruminations, noises, book fragments, poems, or nothing at all. Email us short audio files or texts to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or join us on Friday 12th June from 6:30 to 9:30 pm for a radio evening where we will be moderating a conversation through these contributions and those made live.
In organising this event we seek to experiment other ways to collaborate and build solidarity among all struggling to provide and receive care’.
Text from: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/other+ways+to+care/WhctKJVrCDRfzGrpCFPGgDKVSDSFnDvdbDgBtPDNKqzHlMCrJMmhTkNwvwbNjgSrHmfNDDL
Friday 12th June 2020 / 6:30 – 9:30 pm
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