Two forthcoming events in Manchester: Autumn 2017

Yiyn Li at the Manchester Literature festival on 14 October

A luminous and profound memoir about the consolations of literature, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life was written over two years, during which author Yiyun Li was in and out of hospital battling depression.

A Disorder for everyone: exploring the culture of psychiatric diagnosis on 8 December, 2017

This day is for anyone who is interested in and concerned about the current debates in ‘mental health.’ It provides a space to explore the critical questions of the day around the biomedical model and the narrative of ‘diagnosis and disorder!’


Nature and Wellbeing

See here for list of links. 
There is increasing evidence that nature has a positive impact on mental wellbeing.  Mark Christie and Fiona Cole – from the University of Cumbria – recently did some research looking at the experience of volunteers with mental health problems who attended a centre (in a woodland setting) that promoted health and wellbeing through green exercise.

Mark and Fiona will be joining us at CCrAMHP on Friday 11 August 2017 from 6-8pm  to talk about their research and get in to a conversation about nature and wellbeing.

We will be meeting at Fork2Fork in Lancaster
See here for details and directions:
There is a shelter (ie a roof) but it has no sides, so – if necessary – please dress warmly!
**** We plan to have a picnic.  Contributions welcome! ***

Email if you plan to attend, and if you would like a lift – and do please pass the word around.  All welcome.