Placing psychosocial approaches to psychosis at the heart of the NHS

February 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St Cuthberts Church
Lytham Rd
Fulwood, Preston PR2 3AR

Book your ticket for an evening of discussion and reflection around psychosocial approaches to psychosis, in Preston, Lancashire, on Monday 19th February.

The panel will each give a ten minute talk about the challenges and successes in regard to placing psychosocial approaches to psychosis at the heart of the NHS. Then we will open the discussion up to the audience for debate and discussion.

The panel members are as follows:

Mick McKeown is Professor of democratic mental health at the University of Central Lancashire and is interested in clinical and political alliances for change in mental health services and wider society.

Helen Spandler is a Reader in mental health in the School of Social Work, Care and Community at UCLan and Managing Editor of Asylum: the magazine for democratic psychiatry.

Rufus May has worked as a clinical psychologist for 20 years. He manages the psychology team at the Royal Bolton hospital’s acute mental health in-patient service. He has an interest in holistic approaches to mental health. His interest is originally rooted in his own treatment for psychosis in his late teens. He volunteers with the Bradford Hearing voices group and provides some independent training with his partner Elisabeth Svanholmer (see

Book your ticket here, free for ISPS UK members