names in radical mental health at conference
by Angela Hussain
of the leading names in radical mental health will gather next month
at a three-day conference in Manchester.
Asylum Conference will feature talks by psychiatrists, psychologists,
campaigners and service users pushing for a "radical change”
in mental health policy.
Ian Parker, professor of psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University,
said: "The conference will showcase critical work on psychiatry
and psychology and the pharmaceutical industry, and alternatives
to diagnostic medical labels like ‘schizophrenia’ and
include service user campaigner Professor Peter Beresford, and NHS
practitioners advocating a social model approach to mental health,
such as clinical psychologists Dorothy Rowe and Rufus
May, and psychiatrists Joanna Moncrieff and Duncan Double.
The Asylum Conference,
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