PCCS Books Conference 2015
POSITIVE ACTION FOR CHANGE IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
17th November 2015, 10.00 am – 4.45 pm
Trent Vineyard Conference Centre, Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2PX
The case for demedicalising mental health services is well rehearsed. The research has been done, the conferences have been held and the intellectual argument all but won. Yet on a day-to-day basis, services continue to operate within the medicalised status quo. One of the aims of this conference will be to look at how we can implement realistic, practical changes in our mental health practice, education and lives, in order to continue the progression from rhetoric to reality.
For mental health service users / survivors, carers, professionals, students and everyone interested in critical debate in mental health care.
£75 Early Bird rate until 17th September
£85 Standard Rate
£25 - 50 places available for people who are unwaged.
PETER BERESFORD, OBE – Peter is a long-term user of mental health services and Chair of Shaping Our Lives, the national independent service user-controlled organisation and network. He is also Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Citizen Participation at Brunel University. He has a longstanding involvement in issues of participation and empowerment as a writer, researcher, educator, service user and campaigner. He is author of A Straight Talking Introduction to Being a Mental Health Service User (PCCS Books, 2010).
LUCY JOHNSTONE – Lucy is a consultant clinical psychologist, author of A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis (PCCS Books, 2014), Users and Abusers of Psychiatry (Routledge, 2nd edition, 2000) and co-editor of Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Making sense of people’s problems (Routledge, 2nd edition, 2013) along with other work taking a critical perspective on mental health theory and practice. She was lead author of the Good Practice Guidelines for the Use of Psychological Formulations (Division of Clinical Psychology, 2011).
PETE SANDERS – Pete worked as a nursing assistant in mental hospitals in the 1960s and 70s before and during completing a psychology degree. His life and his career as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and author have been influenced more by those early work experiences than any subsequent qualification. Pete has published many books, chapters and papers including A Straight Talking Introduction to the Causes of Mental Health Problems (with John Read, 2010, PCCS Books) and Counselling for Depression: A Person-centred and Experiential Approach to Practice (with Andy Hill, 2014, Sage). He is a trustee of the Soteria Network UK.
SAMI TIMIMI – Sami is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and visiting Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Lincoln. He writes from a critical perspective on topics relating to child and adolescent mental health and has published many journal articles and several books, including A Straight Talking Introduction to Children’s Mental Health Problems (PCCS Books, 2009) and The Myth of Autism (co-authored, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
Venue and travel
Trent Vineyard Conferencing is a modern and conveniently located venue on the edge of Nottingham city centre and is easily accessible by road, rail and air.
By car: easily accessible from the M1 and A1. There are 280 free and secure on-site parking spaces.
By train: trams run regularly from near the train station to the conference centre. A taxi ride should cost around £5.00 and walking takes about 25 minutes.
By plane: a 30 minute drive from East Midlands Airport. The Skylink bus service connects directly from the airport.
Wheelchair access to all conference rooms, disabled toilets and a hearing loop are all available.
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