Asylum: Action and Reaction conference
A conference to celebrate 30 years of Asylum Magazine.
"During the lifetime of Asylum magazine, the mental health systems of many nations have moved from relying on the big old mental hospitals to relying mainly on a kind of 'care in the community'. To some extent this was a response to the thoroughgoing critique of mental health care posed by 'anti-psychiatry' during the 1960s and 70s.
Thirty years after the switch to 'care in the community', and fifty or sixty years after anti-psychiatry, the official response still has no idea that 'clients' could be helped by genuine solidarity and encouragement. There is no coherent official theory of cause or remedy. Never mind: everybody must blindly believe in the failed medical model, and 'clients' must be grateful for their medication."
Venue: University of Manchester
Time: 10am - 5pm
Cost: £10 for Asylum magazine subscribers, £30 otherwise
You can find out further information and book your place here.