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BBC Film about mental health

BBC Films are looking for a male lead in a fictional story about a man under mental health services and his journey towards recovery.  No acting experience is needed, and BBC Films are not looking for a professional actor. For more information, including who to contact if you are interested, please click here: FILM FLYER

Advanced Studies Seminar: Supporting Voice-hearers in the Workplace

The Educational Voice-hearing Network  presents an Advanced Studies Seminar: Supporting Voice-Hearers in the Workplace St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford Wednesday 23rd October 2019  10 am to 4 pm Organized by Drs Roz Austin and David Crepaz-Keay Co-Leads of the Educational Voice-hearing Network, Collaborating Centre of Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care Confirmed speakers: […]

Psychosis: Origins, Experience and Meaning

Talks from ISPS UK conference are now on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxnwakHRXD6HI71Mkz-tkHqg7V1pljiE3           Conference review by Isobel Todd, journalist: “Let’s be clear, ” declared Professor John Read, near the start of this unique Brighton conference on the topic of psychosis; “whenever somebody uses the word schizophrenia, they’re talking nonsense”. Open to practitioners, people with […]

Extreme Experiences: Mental Illnesses or Dangerous Gifts?

Notes from ISPS UK event, June 2019 Sascha Altman Dubrul, the co- founder of the Icarus Project was doing a tour of the UK doing a series of talks so we invited him to Manchester to speak.  Sascha is a social worker and has worked  setting up peer support initiatives in New York and internationally. […]

ISPS Executive Committee Elections - vote by 17th July

ISPS Executive Committee Elections – vote by 17th July

      REMINDER ISPS Executive Committee Election (2019-2022) All ISPS members are encouraged to vote in this election.  The closing date is 17 July and votes must be received by midnight Central European Time.  The 8 nominees with the most vosts will be elected. All fee paying members of ISPS are eligible to vote.  […]

ISPS Australia and ISPS New Zealand events on the Power Threat Meaning Framework

ISPS Australia and ISPS New Zealand events on the Power Threat Meaning Framework

    There are a number of Power Threat Meaning events being organised in Australia and New Zealand, in partnership with ISPS New Zealand, Blueknot and ISPS Australia, in Auckland, Sidney, Brisbane and Melbourne, and Adelaide. The PTM Framework was previewed at the ISPS conference in Liverpool in 2017.

Book review of CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave

Book Review of: CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave (2019) Edited by Caroline Cupitt (Published for ISPS by Routledge) Third wave approaches to psychosis have been around for at least 10 years alongside burgeoning interest in the role childhood adversities and later trauma play in the emergence of psychosis.  Broadly-speaking, third wave cognitive […]

Reflections on the ISPS 2018 Annual Conference: Psychosis and Institutional Racism

Reflections on the ISPS 2018 Annual Conference: Psychosis and Institutional Racism

    Reflections on the ISPS 2018 Annual Conference: Psychosis and Institutional Racism by Cassie Addai Whether your relationship to psychosis is professional or personal, it is likely that the over-representation of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity communities is something that you will have noticed. It may be something you have observed in […]

Alison Summers- an appreciation

Alison Summers and Alf Gillham stepped down from the ISPS UK Committee at the November AGM. We would like to thank both of them for their work, dedication and passion over the years. Whilst they have left the Committee, we very much hope they will stay on within the broader ISPS UK ‘family’. Here, Bill […]

Free resource on healing psychological trauma

Free resource on healing psychological trauma

A new, free-to-use guide to the healing of psychological trauma is available to download. It comprises information, approaches to healing and resources together with links to selected clinicians, organisations, projects and support groups. It is designed to make a useful contribution within the developing field of trauma-informed services to the training and support of staff across […]