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  • Did you go, how was it?




  • Hi Black oil, yes I went and got a lot from it. I guess some of it was preaching to the converted. Whitaker was excellent and got a few books there which I haven't managed to get into yet time wise.

    Things that stood out for me were the Power threat meaning framework as something I need to look into further and also the anti-recovery movement which is essentially (from what I gathered) a group that are warning against recovery being co-opted by the services.
    It was also nice to put a face to a few names that I had been in contact with digitally. I'll be going back next year, parking was a bit of a pain but otherwise the format and facilities were excellent. Cork is a bit of a trek for me but worth it I think.




  • got a few books there which I haven't managed to get into yet time wise.
    Authors and titles?




  • Hi Fathom,

    Both are of a similar format in that they have many contributors to each chapter/section.

    Inside out, Outside in, transforming mental health practices. Edited by Harry Gijbels, Lydia Sapouna & Gary Sidley.

    Drop the Disorder, challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis, Edited by Jo Watson.

    Hopefully will have them read over the Christmas.





  • Drop the Disorder, challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis, Edited by Jo Watson.
    When you read this one. Let us know your thoughts.


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  • Hi Black oil, yes I went and got a lot from it. I guess some of it was preaching to the converted. Whitaker was excellent and got a few books there which I haven't managed to get into yet time wise.

    Things that stood out for me were the Power threat meaning framework as something I need to look into further and also the anti-recovery movement which is essentially (from what I gathered) a group that are warning against recovery being co-opted by the services.
    It was also nice to put a face to a few names that I had been in contact with digitally. I'll be going back next year, parking was a bit of a pain but otherwise the format and facilities were excellent. Cork is a bit of a trek for me but worth it I think.

    Thanks for the report. Is it always in Cork?

    On recovery point, do you mean this? https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/advancingrecoveryireland/




  • Thanks for the report. Is it always in Cork?

    On recovery point, do you mean this? https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/advancingrecoveryireland/

    Afaik yes always in Cork.
    I honestly think ARI/MHE office are trying to do the right thing although I am somewhat biased as I work via them. The anti-recovery movement is against the neo liberalism (their words) of the services, so taken to the nth degree we may see that the service wants a certain type of recovery, although that hasn't been my experience tbh. Where they do have a point imho is the whole resilience type thing, so a hypothetical example, we will teach mental resilience to the kids living in hotel rooms (no you should facilitate them not living there) if that makes sense?
    Not sure I have explained it fully.


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