This unique, one day event, featuring Jacqui Dillon and Rai Waddingham (recently featured on BBC Horizon: Why Did I Go Mad?), explores experiences often dismissed as symptoms of serious mental illness: voices, visions, paranoia, unusual beliefs and altered states, and reframes them as understandable human responses to adversity.
Drawing from personal and professional experiences of madness, healing and recovery, combined with emerging innovative research findings, Jacqui and Rai present an emancipatory approach to understanding and working with distressing experiences that prioritises respect, personal meaning, self-determination and liberation.
Download: Making Sense of Madness Flyer
- Understanding ‘mad’ experiences
- Exploring factors that can contribute to and shape distress
- Alternatives to diagnosis – moving beyond the illness model
- Respectful ways of helping people in distress
- Strategies to survive and thrive
This day is suitable for:
- Anyone interested in understanding more about madness, creativity and the complex spectrum of human experience
- Those involved in supporting another human beinga – whether this is as a friend, ally, family member, colleague, mental health professional, teacher, therapist, social worker, voluntary sector worker, manager or spiritual advisor
- All those with lived experience of madness and distress
- Unwaged: £10
- Voluntary Sector & Self Funding: £90
- Statutory & Commercial: £125
Please get in touch if you’re in a difficult financial position – we may be able to help.
The next International Congress of the ISPS will take place in the city of Liverpool
Confirmed plenary speakers include:
Jacqui Dillon, Jim van Os, Kwame McKenzie, Alison Brabban, Grainne Fadden, Rachel Waddingham,Svein Friis, Jon Vidar Strømstad and Anne Berit Eie Torbjørnsen