In the run up to the BBC Horizon show – Why did I go Mad? – Rai Waddingham and I headed up to Media City to appear on BBC Breakfast show. We shared some of our experiences about hearing voices, talking about how they have become part of our lives and how we live with them. We talk about the importance of creating spaces where people can engage with their voices and make sense of them.
Watch my recent talk on Demedicalising Distress in Powys on YouTube.
The Powys Mental Health team invites you to a free conference they are organising in in Llandrindod Wells.
Shaping Services Together.
- Should the question underpinning how we shape our mental health services be “what has happened to you” rather than “what is wrong with you”? Main Speaker Jacqui Dillon.
- Do you use or have you ever used mental health services or are you close to someone who has? Do you think that your experiences of mental health services could help change how services are planned and delivered?
- Do you want to know how you, no matter what your age, might become more involved in shaping our mental health services nationally and locally?
- Key decision makers coming. Do you have something to say about the welfare benefit system and the changes?
Everyone welcome, all you need is you to be interested in the questions above. We can provide free transport to you if you live in Powys.
Lunch and refreshments will be available.
Thursday, 19th September 2013, 10:15 a.m – 4:00 p.m. The Pavilion, Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5EY
To Book or find out more call Glynis Luke on 01597 822 191 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or book online here This is your opportunity to debate and communicate directly with national and local decision makers about mental health services.
Our keynote speaker is Jacqui Dillon, writer, campaigner, international speaker and trainer.
This is one of three conferences across Wales funded and supported by Welsh Government and Public HealtH Wales. The other two are:
- Thurs 12th September in Rhyl called Measuring Up. More here.
- Wed 23rd October in Cardiff called Know Your Rights. More here.
These events are part of the Stronger in Partnership initiative, you can find out more about Powys Stronger in Partnership here.
Booking for the event is now open – click here.
BAD THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO YOU CAN DRIVE YOU CRAZY
Jacqui Dillon, the national chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England, discusses the work of the Hearing Voices Movement at the recent conference ‘Presence and Participation: Arguments for the Humanistic and Sustainable Work We Do’ hosted by Carina Håkansson’s Family Care Foundation in Sweden (25-27 April 2013). To listen to Jacqui’s presentation, please click here.
The full conference proceedings are available via live streaming video on MadinAmerica.com.
Here is a link to my recent presentation ‘The Personal is the Political’ which was filmed at the Critical Perspectives and Creative Responses to Experiences of Trauma and Distress Conference at University College Cork, Ireland:
This was a fantastic free event, attended by over 450 people over two days was organised by the School of Nursing & Midwifery & School of Applied Social Studies:
and Critical Voices Network Ireland. See: http://www.criticalvoicesnetwork.com/
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