The London 2018 AD4E meeting, in association with Mind in Camden and Women and Girls Network takes place at Amnesty International, London on Thursday 6th September 2018
See the following event resources:
A brief guide to using the PTM Framework to support narratives These prompts and questions are adapted from the ones used with the project’s service user consultation group. They are offered as a possible way to start reflection and discussion about how the PTM Framework might apply, in personal or peer supported use, or between service users and professionals. The same structure could be adapted for family or groupwork, or for staff training, consultation, supervision or team formulation. [download]
Just saying it as it is: Names matter; Language matters: truth matters. Presentation by Dr Jacqui Dillon, Hearing Voices Network – National Chair, England.‘The psychological distress symptoms of traumatized people simultaneously call attention to the existence of an unspeakable secret and deflect attention from it. This is most apparent in the way traumatized people alternate between feeling numb and reliving the event. The dialectic of trauma gives rise to complicated, sometimes uncanny alterations of consciousness, which George Orwell, one of the committed truth-tellers of our century, called “doublethink,” and which mental health professionals, searching for calm, precise language, call “dissociation. [download]
‘Public policies continue to neglect the preconditions of poor mental health, such as violence, disempowerment, social exclusion and isolation and the breakdown of communities, systemic socioeconomic disadvantage and harmful conditions at work and in schools.’ ‘The field of mental health continues to be over-medicalized and the reductionist biomedical model, with support from psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry, dominates.’ [download]
* These resources are password protected and only available to AD4E meeting delegates.