Seminar 5 Programme: Friday 3rd March, 2017

Seminar 5 will be held at the University of York, Research Centre for Social Sciences Building, 6 Innovation Close, YO10 5ZF

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(View a PDF of the programme here.)


9.30 Registration (with tea and coffee available)

10.00 Opening with Martin Webber and Pamela Fisher

10.15 Tricia Thorpe and Vanessa Findlay: Tricia Thorpe, Anti-stigma coordinator, Real Voices working for Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust (LYPFT) and Vanessa Findlay, Anti-stigma volunteer.

Are you sitting comfortably? We will explore the numerous ways stories are shared within LYPFT, a secondary provider of mental health (and learning disability services) across Leeds and York. For the context of this discussion we will focus specifically on stories drawn from experiences within out mental health services. We will look at stories and experiences which are shared in a number of ways and for varying purposes across the organisation. Highlighting both positive contributions and where there is room for improvement, reimagined without barriers, to evidence true benefits to both systematic change/service improvement and recoveryfocused elements for the story-tellers themselves.

11.15 Discussion of arising themes (with tea and coffee available)

12.00 Mick McKeown and Helen Spandler: Mick McKeown, Reader in Democratic Mental Health and Helen Spandler, Reader in Mental Health, University of Central Lancashire (UcLan)

The strength and weaknesses of a reconciliation process for mental health care A process of ‘truth and reconciliation’ for psychiatry is discussed as a (perhaps imperfect) means for laying solid foundations for psycho-political alliances.

12.45 LUNCH

1.45 Keynote: Brendan Stone (Professor of Medical Humanities University of Sheffield)

The impossibility of co-production If we care about the practice we have come to name “coproduction” then we are surely called to think deeply about the challenges to its realisation. Is coproduction really possible? And if so, where and how does it happen? In this talk I’ll speak about the radical nature lying behind this now co-opted term, and point to ideas and examples which may act as resources for understanding and acting.

3.00 Tea and coffee and identification of the main points arising from presentations and discussions

3.30 Adam Montgomery is a Dual Diagnosis Peer Support Development & Group Worker employed by Leeds Mind. However, it will be in his capacity as a spoken work artist and poet that Adam will close the seminar.

3.45 Additional networking opportunity