PCCS Book Series on Lived Experience of Mental Health

Readers of the CMH blog may be interested in this press release from PCCS books and the Madness and Literature Network: ‘The ‘Our Encounters with…’ series collect together unmediated, unsanitised narratives by service-users, past service-users and carers and survivors. These stories of direct experience will be of great benefit to those interested in narrative enquiry, Read the full article…

Damaging The Body: Medical and Social Concepts of Harm (Film Launch, 6 December 2012, London)

UCL Centre for the History of the Psychological Disciplines in conjunction with the University of the West of England presents as part of the Damaging the Body Seminar Series: ‘Extraordinary Eaters’: Film Launch A special one-off seminar and screening of four short films. Professor Lisa Downing will also speak on “Cultural Narratives of Erotic Asphyxiation” Read the full article…

Our Encounters with Self-Harm (CfP, Deadline 30 Sept 2012, Book Commissioned with PCCS Books, eds Charley Baker, Fran Biley and Clare Shaw)

This book will form part of a series with PCCS books. The first of these books, ‘Our Encounters with Madness’, has been well reviewed. Fran Biley is now working ‘Our Encounters with Suicide’. Both of these are collections of individuals’ own testimonies and narratives – about the care they have received, about what works and Read the full article…