3rd International Health Humanities Network Conference – Traumatextualities: Trauma in the clinical, arts and humanities contexts
Following the huge success of the 2010 and 2012 IHHN conferences in Nottingham and New Jersey (USA), Nottingham Health Humanities and the ICSPCRR (International Consortium for the Study of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation) are pleased to announce the 3rd IHHN conference, to be held in Nottingham in September 2014.
With the centenary of WW1, the occasion to reflect on the broader realities of conflicts and their traumas is of paramount importance. We are looking for papers that will engage with the topics of war, conflict, trauma, PTSD, among others, in a diverse array of contexts, past or present, military and non-military. Papers should have an interdisciplinary approach and serve as the interface between Health and Humanities contexts.
Date: 5th – 7th September 2014
Call for Papers
We seek submission of abstracts for 20-30 minutes presentations, 1 hour symposia, or poster presentations, on (but not limited to):
– Trauma in Literature and the arts
– PTSD (representations of / experiences of in humanities subjects)
– History of Conflict and War
– Individual experience of trauma as represented in in the humanities
– General Health Humanities themed papers (as per the preceding years, there will be several general themed panels)
Please email – Ihhnconference2014@gmail.com or Charley Baker – email@example.com for further details.
Lecturer in Mental Health
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy
University of Nottingham
Associate Editor, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
ADDRESS: Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3DT, UK
WEBSITES: http://www.madnessandliterature.org / http://www.healthhumanities.org
Self-harm, Suicide Prevention
& Postvention Conference
Friday 13th June 2014,
Jubilee Campus Nottingham University
“Could anything have been done to make a difference?” This is
not an uncommon question from those bereaved by suicide or
indeed from carers and relatives of someone who has selfharmed.
In partnership the East Midlands Self-harm and Suicide
Prevention Research Network (EM-SRN), Institute of Mental
Health/University of Nottingham Managed Innovation Network
(MIN) for School Age Suicide & Self Harm, the East Midlands
CLAHRC study E-DASH, Harmless, Samaritans and Derbyshire
Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are hosting a conference to
explore on-going clinical experiences and research within our
region around the areas of self-harm, suicide prevention and
bereavement by suicide.
Attendance costs £27.50 (includes refreshments & buffet lunch).
If you are
interested in attending, please register at:
For any further information, please contact Jenny Ness at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01332 623700 ext. 33681
Keeping the Hering collection firmly in mind, the Museum plans to work with Rankin to create a new permanent collection of portraits. The project will raise awareness of the extent of mental illness, helping to work away at prejudices by showing that it is not always clear from a person’s appearance that they are unwell.
Dr. Sarah Chaney
UCLCentre for the History of Psychological Disciplines
Vote for the Bethlem Museum to win a day with portrait photographer, Rankin!http://bit.ly/voteBethlem
(voting only open until 28 January so vote NOW and challenge mental health stigma!)
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Keeping the Hering collection firmly in mind, the Museum would work with Rankin to create a new permanent collection of portraits. The project would raise awareness of the extent of mental illness, helping to work away at prejudices by showing that it is not always clear from a person’s appearance that they are unwell.
The Museum plans to run a public workshop, during which participants would learn about the history of Bethlem and its collections and be photographed by Rankin. People would also have the opportunity to learn about the skills involved in portrait photography direct from one of the acknowledged masters of the craft.
While often seen as a celebrity photographer, with H.M. The Queen, Mikhail Gorbachev, David Bowie and Madonna among countless subjects, Rankin has been involved in a number of charitable projects, aimed at confronting preconceptions. His photos for Nike were part of a global campaign raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and his most recent major exhibition portrayed people with terminal illnesses.
Victoria Northwood, Head of Archives & Museum, said “Rankin’s work resonates with us for a number of reasons. As part of a working psychiatric hospital, treating patients as well as educating and reducing the prejudices attached to mental health issues, the Museum shares several values with Rankin’s own awareness-raising projects. As we know now, mental illness cannot always be detected in people’s appearances and our project will aim to emphasise this point. Our historic photography collection is strong and it would be wonderful to be able to revisit the medium with a combination of Rankin’s skill and our contemporary values. The prospect of inviting visitors to see the new collection of photographs when the new Museum opens this autumn is particularly exciting. If you agree, please take a minute to vote for us!”
Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX
Tel: 020 3228 4307
Fax: 020 3228 4045
Monday-Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm and selected Saturdays – see website for dates. Archives by appointment only.
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The Challenges of Tackling Self-Harm and Suicide in School Age Children and Young People
Date(s)Friday 24th January 2014 (09:30-16:15)Contact
To register your place on this conference, please visit our online shop.
The cost is £20 (£12 for students), which includes lunch and refreshments.
This conference will offer a collaborative opportunity for participants to share knowledge about the challenges that face all of us when encountering suicide and suicidality in children and young people. The conference will be of value to health professionals, teachers, counsellors and colleagues working with looked after children.
Professor Ella Arensen
Professor Arensen has been involved in numerous international research consortia including the WHO/Euro Multicentre study on Suicidal Behaviour, Child and Adolescent Self Harm (CASE), Network for International Collaboration on Evidence (NICE-SP), the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD), Optimised Suicide Prevention programmes and their Implementation in Europe (OSPI-Europe) and Preventing Depression and Increasing Awareness through Networking in the EU (PREDI-NU).
Professor Rory O’Connor
Professor O’Connor is involved in work with the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, Institute of Health & Wellbeing, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Mental Health & Wellbeing and the University of Glasgow.
Other speakers and participants:
Dr Nigel Chapman – former Notts Coroner
Dr Ellen Townsend – School of Psychology, University of Nottingham
Charley Baker – Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
Professor Nick Manning – Director of Institute of Mental Health
Maire Armstrong – CAMHS nurse consultant in self-harm
Dr Gary Winship – School of Education, University of Nottingham
Keith Waters – Honorary Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
Caroline Harroe – Harmless
The programme for the event is being finalised and you will be able to view it on this page as soon as available.
Dear Colleague –
I am pleased to invite you to attend a workshop facilitated by the International Health Humanities Network and the Institute of Mental Health and funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The workshop is scheduled to take place on Friday 28 June 2013 at the University of Nottingham‘s Centre for Advanced Studies and will discuss media and film in healthcare.
The speakers are:
* Professor Danny Wedding – California School of Professional Psychology
* Professor Jenny Kitzinger – Cardiff University
* Dr Ahmed Hankir – University of Manchester
Attendance is by invitation only.
If you would like to take the opportunity to attend this one-day workshop, I would be grateful if you could contact our administrator, Lorna Viikna, by email email@example.com as soon as possible.
Professor Paul Crawford
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