Events & Conferences

ISPS UK webinar 25 November 2020

2.00pm-3.30pm GMT

Dismantling the master’s house*: becoming anti-racist

In this webinar, our panel will explore the subject of institutional racism within the mental health system.

Acknowledging the longstanding inequities, exploring how systemic racism impacts people’s lives, and asking whether the system can be reformed?

In the wake of this year’s widespread protests, and the continued work of the Black Lives Matter movement, there is increased urgency to address how the systems, services, ideologies, and institutions that make up our mental health system, contribute to the oppression of racialised people.

Themes the webinar will touch upon: Have 2020’s massive uprisings changed the landscape? How does anti-racism relate to ‘psychosis’ and the mental health system more broadly? Can mental health services be decolonised?

There will be time for questions to the panel.

We will also be launching a documentary film project which ISPSUK is proud to be supporting, emerging from our 2018 conference on psychosis and institutional racism. This will be the first time the trailer has been screened publicly. The film is a hard hitting documentary examining structural racism in the UK mental health system. Told from a social justice perspective.

*’Dismantling the master’s house’ refers to a quote from Audrey Lorde, who described herself as a ‘black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet’. The quote reads “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house”.

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