The ALIVE Mental Health Research Virtual Café Translation Conversations #17
The ALIVE National Centre is proud to present the next instalment of Ready, Set, Translate: The ALIVE Mental Health Research Virtual Café Translation Conversations, on Thursday 22 February, 6 PM – 7 PM AEDT.
The conversation will be hosted by the Lived-Experience Research Collective, and will feature Professor Peter Beresford speaking on the topic Learning from Ourselves for Change.
The psychiatric system and mental health services have historically been based on what other people think Mad people/survivors need and represent. The radical change that has been emerging with the development of their own organisations, movement and self-organisation is that they have been developing their own understandings, explanations, experiential knowledge and responses. They have learned from themselves collectively, from each other and their own experience. In this virtual café session, Peter hope to explore with café goers the promise this can offer us for achieving change and practical ways forward from his experience and collective action.
About the speaker:
Peter Beresford is a long-term user/survivor of mental health services in the UK, co-chair of the UK disabled people’s service user organisation, Shaping Our Lives (please check our website) and Visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia in Norwich England.
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