Making Sense of Madness: An emancipatory approach

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Hackney House

27 Curtain Road

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EC2A 3LT

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This unique one day event, featuring Jacqui Dillon and Rai Waddingham (recently featured on BBC Horizon: Why Did I Go Mad?), explores those experiences often dismissed as symptoms of serious mental illness: voices, visions, paranoia, unusual beliefs and altered states, re-framing them as understandablehuman 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 withdistressing experiences that prioritises respect, personal meaning,
self-determination and liberation.

IT INCLUDES:

  • 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 being - 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

FEES: Unwaged: £10 | Low-Waged Self Funding*: £50 | Voluntary Sector & Self Funding: £90 | Statutory & Commercial: £120

* The low-waged option is intended for those individuals who are paying for their own ticket and are on a low wage (and can't afford the £90 fee). This might include students who work part time, for example, or part-time support workers. There is a limited number of these discounted tickets available, so please only use them if you are eligible.

Please get in touch if you’re in a difficult financial position - we may be able to help.

Please note: You are welcome to pay online by credit card, debit card or via PayPal. If you require an invoice to enable your organisation to pay, please select tickets and checkout as normal. On the payment information page choose 'pay by invoice' as the payment method. Please make sure you email us with the correct invoicing details.

ABOUT THE TRAINERS:

JACQUI DILLON is a respected speaker, writer and activist, and has lectured and published worldwide on trauma, psychosis, dissociation and recovery. Jacqui is the national Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England, Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Community Mental Health, Birmingham City University. Jacqui has published numerous article and papers, and co-edited three books. She is passionate about fighting for real change.

See: www.jacquidillon.org

RAI WADDINGHAM hears voices, sees visions and has struggled with beliefs that once overwhelmed her. After finding ways of making sense of her own experiences, she is now an international trainer specialising in ways of supporting people in distress. Rai has particular expertise working with children, young people and people in prison who hear voices. Chair of Intervoice and a trustee of the English Hearing Voices Network and ISPS UK, Rai currently works in the NHS in an Open Dialogue service.

See: www.behindthelabel.co.uk



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EC2A 3LT

United Kingdom

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