Critical perspectives on and beyond 'change' in mental health services

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Critical perspectives on and beyond 'change' in mental health services

Time: November 15, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Location: SCHOOL OF APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFER
Street: University College
City/Town: Cork, Ireland
Website or Map: http://cvni.ie/index.php/conf…
Phone: l.sapouna@ucc.ie
Event Type: 2, day, conference
Organized By: Critical Voices Network Ireland
Latest Activity: Jul 12

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Claims are made that mental health services are changing for the better. Although changes have been made in terms of location, structures and language, has anything inherently changed in the way mental health services respond to human distress? What could be construed as a ‘better’ mental health service? Is ‘better’ understood in terms of: more funding, access, choice of ‘therapies’, empowerment, influence, collaboration, less medication, no coercion, a lesser role for psychiatry, no psychiatry? This conference, now in its 9 th year, aims to explore and debate critical perspectives on and beyond: - What do we understand by ‘better’ mental health services? - Do we need mental health services at all? o If so, what should they look like? If not, what other ways are there? - The politics of changing mental health services

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