14 May 2018 – Take these Broken Wings screening, Gregson Centre
15 March 2018 – CCrAMHP planning meeting, Gregson Centre
22 February 2018 – Trip to see the Almighty Sometimes, Royal Exchange, Manchester.
9 February 2018 – CCrAMHP planning meeting, Gregson Centre
11 August 2017 – Nature and Wellbeing + picnic at Fork2Fork
28 June 2017 – Trip to Asylum Action and Reaction conference in Manchester.
12 June 2017 – Met at the Gregson centre then went to see MAD TO BE NORMAL at the Dukes.
3 March 2017 – CCrAMHP planning meeting at the Merchants, Lancaster.
11 February 2017 – Visit to Lancaster museum to hear Natalie Mullen‘s talk on ‘patient experiences in Lancashire county asylum’.
21 January 2017 – Breakfast at the Whaletail, followed by a visit to ‘Left Behind: Capturing the Moor Hospital’ – an exhibition by local photographer Nick Dagger, showcasing Lancaster’s abandoned 19th Century psychiatric hospital, the first asylum in Lancashire. Further details.
25 October 2016 at Lancaster University. LISTENING TO VOICE HEARERS: featuring Kate Crawford, Bob Green & Shaun Hunt, all of whom have heard voices for most of their lives.
23 August 2016 – Informal summer get together at the Gregson Centre, to say goodbye to Tamasin who is moving to Dundee.
28 July 2016 – Mark Love, from Guild Lodge in Preston shared his experience of using art as a therapeutic tool within secure psychiatric services and in working with people with acquired brain injury.
19 May 2016 – What’s changed/is changing in mental health: hopes and fears for the future. A celebration of CCrAMHP’s fifth birthday. Flyer.
13 April 2016 – Critical and Creative Approaches to Postnatal Mental Health.
22 March 2016 – Open Meeting on Open Dialogue, Lancaster Library
15 January 2016: CCrAMHP planning session at 1725
Monday 30 November 2015: Only Us. We discussed the ideas behind the Only Us campaign, using a brief paper circulated by Bob Sapey as a starting point.
Monday 26 October 2015: Pumpkin Carving for Wellbeing
Monday 28 September 2015 – Development and dissemination of the Hearing Voices App – with Tamasin Knight
Monday 27 July 2015 – CCrAMHP picnic and walk
Monday 29 June 2015 – Carol Thomas and Jane Simpson from the Institute for Health Research at Lancaster University. Meeting postponed.
Tuesday 16 June 2015 – Madness, Distress and the Politics of Disablement. Book Launch. See HERE for further details.
27 May 2015 – John Lockhart from the Freire Institute joined us to talk about Critical Pedagogy.
27 April 2015 – Dawn Whitaker, a lecturer at Lancaster University and an Independent Social Work specializing in human rights, led a discussion on the tensions between mental health, mental capacity and human rights law in the UK, especially in respect of torture and the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
30 March 2015 – this meeting (with Dawn Whitaker) was postponed to April.
23 February 2015 – Woolly ideas and mental wellbeing – How can knitting, crochet and other craft activities support wellbeing? How do they link to activism?
29 January 2015 – John Lockhart was unable to join us due to the weather (to be rearranged). We had a wide ranging information sharing session instead.
18 December 2014 – CCrAMHP Christmas meal at the Gregson Centre.
24 November 2014 – Steven Edwards, Using patient, service user and carer narratives to improve mental health care.
27 October 2014 – Mick McKeown, from UCLAN, on opening up spaces for communication.
22 September 2014: Gloria Wright, author of the Medicalization trap, on Families of boys diagnosed with ADHD
28 July 2014: Trip to the Woodlands in Silverdale, 4pm onwards.
30 June 2014: Bookclub discussion – The Boy with the Topknot by Sathnam Sanghera
9 May Trip to the Furiously Mad exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. Meet in the Cafe at the exhibition at 1pm.
28 April 2014 – Jill Anderson started a discussion about reading and mental wellbeing, linked to World Book Night (we had copies of the Boy with the Topknot to give away).
31 March 2014 – Neil Caton, Service User Development Worker, Lancashire Care: Closing the Door: The impact of labelling on the experience of distress.
24 February 2014 – Will Park on ‘Shedding Masks: Transitions in Mental Health and education’.
27 January 2014 – New year networking meeting.
4 December 2013, Merchants pub: CCrAMHP planning meeting (to review suggestions for future meetings)
25 November 2013: Tamasin Knight spoke about her recent Churchill Fellowship trip to the US. Read her blog here.
28 October 2013: Open Dialogue – Showing of the film by Daniel Mackler at Lancaster University (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Room 2). See here for details.
30 September 2013: CCrAMHP networking session: what we do to support our own wellbeing.
24 August 2013. CCrAMHP – Allotment visit and picnic. A visit to Christina’s allotment on Dorrington Road was followed by a picnic at Williamson Park. This built on recent discussion about how ideas discussed at CCrAMHP might be translated in to action.
29 July 2013. Liz Pitt talked about her personal experience of working as a service user researcher at Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust and her involvement in the Recovery from Psychosis Research Programme. Liz circulated a paper: A Service User Perspective on Psychosis Research
24 June 2013. Paul ChanDelaney, an AMHP and social worker, is interested in human rights and the use of power. Paul focused on raising awareness of the use of power in mental health services through discussion of some key articles under the European Convention on Human Rights.
20 May 2013. Clive Parkinson: Arts for Health North West
29 April 2013. Psychiatry beyond the current paradigm: Nav Cchina. Nav’s input was postponed – we held a networking session instead.
25 March 2013. A wellbeing partnership: Lionel Rice
25 February 2013. Connecting People: Martin Webber
28 January 2013. Networking meeting
26 November 2012 – Joseph Atukunda discussed his work in setting up a peer support network called Heartsounds, in Uganda.
29 October 2012 – Brendan Stone spoke about his work with Storying Sheffield.
24 September 2012 – Linda Piggott from Lancaster University, talked about the impact of the cuts on voluntary organisations in Lancaster.
27 August 2012 – Film Evening The doctor who hears voices.
30 July 2012 – Tamasin Knight spoke about her book – Beyond Belief.
25th April 2012 – Bob Sapey spoke about a recent paper he had written, Compounding the Trauma: the coercive treatment of voice hearers and Jill Anderson fed back on a national roundtable event on wellbeing and social work.
28 March 2012 – Review meeting Review of CCrAMHP meetings to date + ideas for future meetings.
1 February 2012 – Joanna Moncrieff spoke about her book – The Myth of the Chemical Cure. Afterwards a seminar was held at Lancaster University.
30 November 2011 – Tony Sparkes talked about his PhD work on recovery. See (p34).
8 September 2011 – Angela Nagorski spoke about her work with Growing Matters.
27 July 2011 – Alison Summers introduced the work of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS)
1 June 2011 – Bob Sapey shared a reading list on voice hearing and Alan Beattie spoke about his interest in survivor poetry and metaphors of mobility.
28 April 2011 – Film Evening Take these broken wings.
23 March 2011 – Inaugural meeting. Helen Spandler spoke about the work of the Soteria Network.