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Programme Overview now Available for the 8th Critical Perspectives’ Conference in University College Cork on 9 and 10 November

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This year’s theme is CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON AND BEYOND ACTIVISM AND ACTS OF RESISTANCE…’ We have over 300 people registered so far. As always, we have a very exciting line up of key note speakers with Kathryn Church, Director and Associate Professor in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto; Jonathan Gadsby, a mental health nurse and a founder member of the Critical Mental Health Nurses’ Network; Lucy Johnstone, consultant clinical psychologist, author and trainer, Mick McKeownis a mental health nurse, researcher and trade union activist working to build alliances with survivor groups and Brigit McWade, sociologist researching and teaching aspects of mental health. New this year is a panel discussion with Cork activists Rory Doody, Recovery Advocate; Joan Hamilton, Sli Eile; Mary Maddock,MindFreedomIreland; Pat Bracken, freelance critical psychiatristIn addition, there will be the usual concurrent workshops across the two days.

To book a place email Harry Gijbels This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and give your name, and indicate the day(s) you wish to attend (either Wednesday 9 NovemberThursday 10 November, or both days). Booking will be confirmed by return email. Registration: Please bring the booking confirmation slip with you to the conference registration desk on the day(s) you are attending.

 

Further details can be found here. Full programme up within next few weeks.

 

Look forward seeing you in Cork.

 

Lydia Sapouna and Harry Gijbels