On Wednesday 10th June 2015, Liverpool Hope University are hosting a conference fighting for the defence of mental health services, an event strongly supported by SWAN:

The 'PsychoPolitics in the Twenty First Century' conference will explore the crisis in mental health services produced by ‘austerity’ and privatisation, and forms of activism that are emerging in opposition to this. The event will examine the work of earlier radical thinkers in mental health such as Peter Sedgwick and Franco Basaglia with the aim of renewing debates around the politics of mental health, as well as building alliances of resistance to cuts, managerialism and medicalisation.


The conference takes place at Liverpool Hope University on Wednesday 10th June 2015.  

Speakers include Professors Peter Beresford and Ann Davis, and activists from Psychologists Against Austerity, reVision and the SWAN Mental Health Charter group amongst others. 

The event is supported by: Social Work Action Network (SWAN), Asylum: the Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry, Journal of Critical and Radical Social Work, and reVision 

 For information on speakers, themes and booking details go to the conference webpageswww.hope.ac.uk/psychopoliticsc21 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.