The workshop will facilitate new thinking, warm connections and possible plans, by encompassing and embodying madness, by creating a curious space, and by asking questions such as:
- What do experiences of madness have to contribute to radical social change?
- Where are the best places to make this happen?
- What are the most effective and sustainable strategies?
It could be relevant to anyone using, or choosing not to use, mental health services; people interested in peer support; mental health professionals; and mental health activists.
We will watch films, have discussions and do some fun, creative activities from many directions and disciplines to explore everything from Anarchism to Zombies — including what we have to learn from nature, spirituality and superheroes to help us envision a less oppressive, more humane work and world.
ABOUT THE TRAINER:
Mirabai worked in the NHS in spiritual care for over a decade — before leaving in protest to focus on her passions of:
- Radically mutual peer support (Spiritual Crisis Network, Hearing Voices Network, Intentional Peer Support, Talk for Health)
- Progressive mental health services (Open Dialogue)
- Mad activism (Only Us Campaign)
FREE – No charge if you do *not* have an organisation willing to pay for your place, and are someone who experiences voices, visions or alternative realities.
£50 – Reduced Price – If you are on a low income, or from a racialised/BAME background, or from the LGBTQIA+ community. In cases of real hardship we may be able to offer payment by instalments and/or a reduction in price. If you need help in this way, please email LHVN@mindincamden.org.uk We stand alongside those whom society disadvantages.
£75 – Standard Price – For self-funding individuals where you are comfortably able to meet your basic needs.
£100 – For people whose place can be paid for by a Voluntary Sector organisation.
£125 – For people whose place can be paid for by a Private Healthcare or NHS organisation.
*The full fee will be chargeable if you cancel less than 7 days before the event
If your organisation needs an invoice, or for any other help with booking, please contact John Wetherell. Email: LHVN@mindincamden.org.uk
Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Rd, London, NW1 9LQ