Events & Conferences

ISPS UK webinar 25 November

2.00pm-3.30pm GMT

Dismantling the master’s house*

In this webinar, our panel of speakers will present, discuss, and take questions around the subject of institutional racism within the mental health system.  With a focus on what that means in a time of global and righteous uprising.

We will also be announcing the launch of a documentary film project we’re supporting, which emerged following on from our 2018 conference on psychosis and institutional racism.

We are delighted to confirm that we’ll be joined by Suman Fernando, retired consultant psychiatrist who has been actively involved in both statutory mental health services and non-governmental organisations concerned with mental health in the UK.  Suman is also author of several books on ‘race and culture in mental health’ published between 1988 and 2018, including ‘Institutional racism in psychiatry and clinical psychology’ (2017) and co-editor of ‘Global Psychologies: Mental health in the Global South’ (2018).  Now Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University.

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

More details on speakers and tickets coming soon.

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