Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Critical perspectives on and beyond ‘recovery’: ten years on

Registration is now open for the conference -
Critical perspectives on and beyond ‘recovery’: ten years on
14th and 15th November 2018

School of applied social studies and school of nursing and midwifery

University College Cork, Ireland, with Critical Voices Network Ireland

Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Ireland.  

Email Harry Gijbels and make sure you give your name, and indicate the day(s) you wish to attend (either Wednesday 14 November, Thursday 15 November, or both days). Booking will be confirmed by return email. Please bring the booking confirmation slip with you to the conference registration desk on the day(s) you are attending.

At the first critical perspectives conference, in 2009, recovery principles and practices were debated and discussed with a considerable optimism about their potential to radically change mental health care. Now, with the conference in its 10th year, it is time to take another critical look at recovery and in particular the adoption of so-called strategies of inclusion (e.g. co-production, community engagement, and the employment of peer support workers) by mainstream institutions. The conference will consider whether such strategies have led to a recovery-focused mental health care where service users have choices, control and authority, or whether these strategies constitute an act of appropriation and co-option servicing primarily the interests of the mental health establishment.

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