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FIRST CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

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CALL FOR WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

 

 

Confirmed Key Note Speakers:

 

Oor Mad History/Mad People’s History and Identity:

A group of people based in Edinburgh, Scotland, who are interested in the newly emerging field of “Mad Studies”.

Jim van Os:

A Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Diana Rose: 

A mental health service user all her adult life and now Professor of User-Led Research at King’s College London.

Jolijn Santegoeds: 

A user/survivor of psychiatry, and founder of a protest group in the Netherlands called "Rage against Isolation!".

Slí Eile:

A voluntary organisation in Cork that supports people to develop a strong foundation for mental health recovery by harnessing the power of intentional residential community, collective enterprise and discovery-based life-planning.

Jay Watts:

A consultant clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and activist, who also identifies as a psychiatric survivor. 

 

Please find further details of the confirmed key note speakers here.

 

 

Call for Oral Presentations/Workshops (45 minutes’ duration):

Please submit an abstract (in Word - 250 words max) related to the conference theme and outlining its aims and intentions by 11 September 2017. Please also submit a brief bio (in Word - 150 words max). Email abstract and bio to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration details will be circulated in September 2017.

 

 

 

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