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It is very important to note that sudden withdrawal of psychiatric medication may have very serious and unpredictable consequences. None of the content in this site should be taken as medical advice. If you are on psychiatric medication and would like to come off, you should take it upon yourself to do so responsibly, by finding a GP or psychiatrist who will help you do so safely.

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14 AND 15 NOVEMBER 2018

 

Programme Details and Book of Abstracts:

You can find a copy of the Programme HERE and a copy of the Book of Abstracts HERE. Although some hard copies will be available at the registration desk, we would ask you to either print your own copy or, if relevant, have it on your phone/tablet. Both will also be available on www.cvni.ie in the next few days, and also on the SoNM and SASS webpages on the UCC website.

Attendance

The conference is now almost fully booked with close to 600 people registered to date across the two days. If you are no longer able to attend, or if you are changing your registration days, please let us know immediately by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can offer your place to someone else. Please do not re-confirm your registration if you are attending.

 

Registration

Please bring your email booking confirmation slip to the registration desk on the morning of your attendance. If you are attending both days, you only need to register on Wednesday.

Registration starts at 8.00 am on Wednesday, with conference workshops starting at 10.00 am sharp. For those who are attending on Thursday only, registration starts at 8.30 am with conference workshops starting at 10.00 am sharp.

 

WiFi Availability

If you are a university student or work at a university, you should be able to pick up eduroam on your WiFi setting (access by using the username and password assigned by your home institution). For those who do not that availability, a guest WiFi has been set (this will work during the two conference days only):

 

Username:  mhc2018

Password:  7Dtsdzch

 

Live streaming of keynote presentations

The main lecture theatre where the keynote presentations will be held holds 250 seats. To accommodate all the registered delegates. the keynote presentations will be streamed from the main lecture theatre to other rooms in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex (BHSC). Seating operates on a ‘first come first serve’ basis, so if the main lecture theatre, where the key notes are held, is full you will be directed to the other rooms. Your cooperation is appreciated in this.

 

Concurrent presentations/workshops

There are 39 concurrent presentations/workshops scheduled across the two days. Venue name, room number e.g. BHSC G04 are followed by a figure e.g. (120) on the programme details. The latter refers to the maximum number of people the workshop can accommodate. There is no pre-registration for the workshops, so if a workshop is full, or a note has been placed on the door, please go to another workshop.

  

Donations

As you may know, one of the unique features of this annual conference is that it is a free event, supported by a very small budget. Since 2013, following delegates’ enquiries about making donations, there have been a few donation boxes at the registration desk. Please feel free to contribute if you wish (either cash or cheque made payable to CVNI to be lodged into the CVNI conference account). We do not accept donations which compromise the ethos and values of the conference.

 

Lunch Venues

As the conference takes place during the academic year, the local restaurants, Brookfield Restaurant and WGB restaurant will be extremely busy. Please use other nearby facilities (see Book of Abstracts for details) or bring a packed lunch.

 

Getting to Brookfield, Parking and Accommodation:

Check those details in your registration slip, which was emailed to you when you requested to be registered. 

 

If you have any queries, please contact either Lydia Sapouna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or at 021 4903495, or Harry Gijbels at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON AND BEYOND ‘RECOVERY’: TEN YEARS ON

14 AND 15 NOVEMBER 2018

 

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND, WITH CRITICAL VOICES NETWORK IRELAND

 

Venue: 

Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Ireland.  

 

Booking: 

Email Harry Gijbels This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and make sure you give your name, and indicate the day(s) you wish to attend (either Wednesday 14 November, Thursday 15 November, or both days). Booking will be confirmed by return email. Please bring the booking confirmation slip with you to the conference registration desk on the day(s) you are attending.

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON AND BEYOND ‘RECOVERY’: TEN YEARS ON

14 AND 15 NOVEMBER 2018

At the first critical perspectives conference, in 2009, recovery principles and practices were debated and discussed with a considerable optimism about their potential to radically change mental health care. Now, with the conference in its 10th year, it is time to take another critical look at recovery and in particular the adoption of so-called strategies of inclusion (e.g. co-production, community engagement, and the employment of peer support workers) by mainstream institutions. The conference will consider whether such strategies have led to a recovery-focused mental health care where service users have choices, control and authority, or whether these strategies constitute an act of appropriation and co-option servicing primarily the interests of the mental health establishment.

 

 

Please find the first conference flyer here

 

 

Call for Abstracts

(oral presentations/workshops)

45 minutes’ duration related to the conference theme and outlining its aims and intentions. Please submit (in Word- 250 words max) by 10 September 2018. Please also submit a brief bio (in Word - 150 words max).

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