Critical Voices Network Ireland Conference

Liam and Martha presented at the Critical Voices Network of Ireland conference. See here for presentation CVNI 2019

The keynote presentations can be accessed here.

Wednesday 13 November:

11.15 Welcome Lydia Sapouna and Harry Gijbels

11.30 – 12.15 For the Past 40 Years, We’ve Organized Our Psychiatric Care Around a False Narrative of Science. How Do We Create a New Paradigm? Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic and publisher of Mad in America webzine, USA

12.15 – 13.00 Learning from and through survivor activism. Anne O’Donnell, community educator/activist, Edinburgh, UK


15.00 – 15.45 Gateway to Community? The Opportunities and Challenges of Peer provided Initiatives, Reflections from the Gateway Mental Health Project. Fitzpatrick, community development worker/ activist, Dublin


17.00 – 18.00 Book launch: Inside Out, Outside In: Transforming Mental Health Practices, published by PCCS Books and edited by Harry Gijbels, Lydia Sapouna and Gary Sidley. Speakers: Robert Whitaker, Malcolm Garland and Liz Brosnan.


Thursday 14 November: 

11.00 -11.15 Welcome: Lydia Sapouna and Harry Gijbels

11.15 – 12.00 Navigating the Boundaries between Inside and Outside. Alison Faulkner, Independent Survivor Researcher and Trainer, UK

12.00 – 12.45 The Power Threat Meaning Framework. John Cromby, Professor of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK


14.00 – 14.45 Beacon of Hope: Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Crisis. Fiona Venner, Chief Executive (on sabbatical), Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service; Labour Councillor, Leeds City Council, Leeds, UK.