Friday, 4 October 2013

Recovery and Social Justice Wednesday 9th October 2013

Recovery and Social Justice: Transforming mental health at individual, service and societal levels
Wednesday 9th October 2013
Location:Westleigh Conference Centre, University of Central Lancashire

How should we understand recovery? Is it a model for transforming mental health services? Is it a strategy for wider social justice? Is it used to legitimise a reduction in support for mental health service users? How do the US, Canadian and UK experiences differ? This one day conference, hosted by Mental Health Research @ UCLan, will explore the nature and practical consequences of a recovery orientation in mental health for individuals, services and wider society. There will be a particular focus on considering to what extent recovery promotes social justice. This conference will be of interest to those concerned with a critical perspective on recovery and the concrete implications for practice to achieve social change: including service users, carers, advocates, researchers, mental health professionals, commissioners and managers, and third sector organisations.

Speakers will include:
Larry Davidson(Professor of Psychology, Programme for Recovery and Community Health, Yale)
Kathryn Church(Director of the School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto)
Karen Newbiggingand Karen Machin (University of Central Lancashire)
Hari Sewell (Senior Visiting Fellow at University of Central Lancashire)
Geoff Shepherd(Recovery Lead at the Centre for Mental Health)
Comensus (UCLan’s community engagement
and service user support group)

For more details contact: Liz Roberts, 01772 893809
To register for a place, please visit the conference website at:
Cost: £80 with bursaries available for service users and carers