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Middlesex University Centre for Co-production in Mental Health Inaugural International Seminar

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START DATE 18 July 2016
START TIME 09:00am

C114, College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 18 July 2016
END TIME 05:00pm

‘Insider, Outsider, Impostor?’  Perspectives of mental health service user and survivor researchers and teachers on co-production in academia

Service users and survivors are vital partners in mental health research and teaching. Experiential expertise is more important than ever for creating effective, inclusive mental health support. Co-production is emerging as a powerful way to approach equal partnership working between practitioners and service users across mental health.

Keynote speaker Dr Sarah Gordon is an international leader in the field and convenes the annual international Service User Academia Symposium.The plenary speakers will be joined by colleagues from Middlesex University and partner User-Led Organisations.

This international seminar launches the Centre for Co-Production in Mental Health at Middlesex University and explores the wide range of issues and agendas for co-production in mental health and academia.

The seminar offers a unique opportunity to learn about mental health co-production in academia from the perspective of leading service user and survivor experts who will discuss co-production and service user and survivor leadership in research, teaching & course development, and mental health service consultancy

Using a blend of talks and facilitated workshops, the aim is to bring together mental health service user and survivor teachers and researchers with their non-user colleagues and students to discuss how co-productive approaches can advance and improve research and practice.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. All delegates will receive a follow-up report of the proceedings of the seminar.


Dr Sarah Gordon, Research Fellow, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Wellington, New Zealand

Dr Jayasree Kalathil, Survivor Research

Dr Dina Poursanidou, Service User Research Enterprise, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

Dr David Crepaz-Keay, Mental Health Foundation


The seminar is limited to 60 places.

There are 40 places available for other paying delegates at £59 each and 20 free places available to service users and survivors who are unwaged, on a low income or from small user-led mental health organisations.

To register your conference place, please visit the University's online store.

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