Co-Production in Mental Health as a Path to Race Equality

Co-Production in Mental Health as a Path to Race EqualityMind in Camden 

10th February 2022

10- 3:30 PM 

There are a limited number of free places for voice-hearers and people with lived experience.Otherwise a sliding scale starting at £50.00 Reduced Price

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Facilitated by Dr Colin King

Part One is a first person narrative exploring the Lived Experience and two-sided world of a Gemini: The frontstage, first world, of a diagnosed black, male schizophrenic and the backstage second world of a black mental health practitioner, commissioner & teacher.

Part Two examines how these worlds are informed historically. Using the image of the travelling escalator, we’ll evaluate the ways that European diagnostic & legal frameworks and theories of eugenics emerge from the period of slavery, and how they influence values and behaviours. And also examine:—

• How race emerges in parallel with the conceptual, philosophical and psychiatric forms of whiteness that define schizophrenia

• How black men (currently over-represented in the mental health system) are exposed to forms of whiteness and intrusive models of ‘drapetomania’ in European psychiatry • How this produces racialised compliance inside the family, school and prison system”

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