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Psychosis: Why Relationships Matter (ISPS UK Seminar & Annual General Meeting)

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to the Annual General Meeting of ISPS UK where we will be joined by three renowned guest speakers who will explore problems with the current paradigm and why relationships are crucial to social and psychologically informed approaches to ‘psychosis’.

The afternoon will begin with a series of exciting talks by Professor John Read, Lisa Archibald and Dr Jacqui Dillon, as we delve into why relationships matter for those living with the experience described as ‘psychosis’. We will explore the profound space between two individuals, where connections are forged, meaning is made, and lives are transformed. How do these relationships happen within the context of mainstream services and how can we stay connected with people through crisis?

Our three talks will be:

• “How Diagnoses Keep People Apart” (Prof. John Read)
• “First Do No Harm – Iatrogenic Harm in Mental Health” (Dr Jacqui Dillon)
• “Intentional Peer Support – A relational approach to experiences that might get labelled as ‘psychosis’ ” (Lisa Archibald)

There will be an opportunity for some lively discussion with speakers and together we’ll explore the possibility of genuine collaboration in our work.

The Seminar will be followed at 3.30pm by the ISPS UK Annual General Meeting where you can learn more about our work this past year, contribute to future decisions and discuss your thoughts/feedback with trustees. AGM papers will be circulated to members at least 14 days prior to the meeting.

This gathering provides us with the invaluable chance to come together, share, celebrate, and collectively shape the path forward. We look forward to seeing you there.

Attendance is free for ISPS UK members and we have a limited number of free places for LSBU students. Seminar tickets are £25 for non-members.




Keyworth Lecture Theatre
Keyworth Arts and Media Centre, London South Bank University, Keyworth Street
London, SE1 6NG United Kingdom
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