Concepts of Mental Health (Call for Participants, British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Masterclass, April 2013)

BPPA Masterclass 2013 April 12th-13th University College London A unique opportunity for graduate researchers within the field of philosophy and mental health has just been announced. This year’s British Postgraduate Philosophy Association masterclass will be on concepts of mental health. A masterclass involves a mixture of seminars, group-workshops, presentations by students and experts and critical discussion. The small number Read the full article…

Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain (London, Spring 2013)

Charles Fernyhough, Director of Hearing the Voice and CMH affiliate, will be speaking on “Psychiatric and neurological knowledge of psychosis and its clinical representation in cinema” at a Cinema and Psychosis event on 17 March. For details visit the ‘films’ section of the Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain Website.

Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa – Dr Philip Thomas (Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Public Lecture, Edinburgh, 11 March 2013)

The Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland is delighted to announce its second public lecture: Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa Dr Philip Thomas 11 March 2013 Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Teviot Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa:  Psychiatry is having to face Read the full article…

Project Launch: “Schizophrenia: reception, semantic shift and criticism of a concept in the 20th century”

Anke Maatz writes: I am pleased to announce the launch of ‘Schizophrenia: reception, semantic shift and criticism of a concept in the 20th century. An interdisciplinary project.’ Based in Zurich where in 1908, Eugen Bleuler introduced the term ‘schizophrenia’ into the medical discourse, this three year long SNF-funded project aims at providing a detailed analysis Read the full article…

‘Medicated’ and ‘McMadness’ (Two Poems by Sandy Jeffs)

Medicated Roll up, roll up Join me on the medication trolley I’ve been on it for years I’ve been Largactiled with bitter syrup I’ve been Pimozided & Mellarilled & numbed I was so Stelazined I was like a cat on a hot tin roof I’ve been Modectated into a shuffle & Clozapined into a stupor Read the full article…

Cold Chemical Comfort (A Poem by Sandy Jeffs)

Cold Chemical Comfort After Wislawa Szymborska I’m an antipsychotic I mend broken minds Let me turn your paranoia into trust Your confusion into clarity I’ll expel those voices And tame your wild delusions I’ll numb your pain and deaden your anxiety I know how to lighten your load In the absence of family and friends. Read the full article…

Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival Film Awards

Cheryl McGeachan writes: On Wednesday the 24th October the sixth Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival Awards were held in Edinburgh. This was my second visit to the awards and once again I was overwhelmed by the talent and bravery displayed in the pieces. As the lights in the cinema were dimmed and the Read the full article…

Reassembling the Self: Susan Aldworth (Art exhibition, Newcastle, Sept–Nov 2012)

Reassembling the Self (Susan Aldworth) is an exhibition on two sites in Newcastle, the Hatton Gallery and Vane. Centred in a study of the condition of schizophrenia, it weaves together art, science, psychiatry and individual histories in an, exploration of self, perception and the fragility of human identity. For further information, click here.