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The NHS Choices Website – Their Choices or Your Choices – Another update

So far there’s been no sign of another email from Datapharm but I’ve been to the NHS Choices website to check whether lens opacity has been added to the list of side effects for  Chlorpromazine and here is the link

http://www.nhs.uk/medicine-guides/pages/medicinesideeffects.aspx?condition=schizophrenia+and+psychosis&medicine=chlorpromazine+hydrochloride&preparation=

Yes!

I’ve asked Datapharm to check out Seroquel, Amitryptyline, Prednisone as they can all cause lens opacity

More soon

 

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The NHS Choices Website – Your Choices or Their Choices? An update

I’ve received another email from NHS Choices

“Dear Madam,

The content of our drugs “Medicines A-Z” is provided by an external company called Datapharm. It is a comprehensive list but certainly different people can have different experiences on different drugs.

However, at NHS Choices we merely publish the content they provide.

If you have a complaint about that content please contact Datapharm.

Kind regards
NHS Choices”

 I’m  waiting to hear from Datapharm.  Last Friday they told me “The Medicine Guide for Chlorpromazine currently covers the lens opacity side effect with a listing of ‘eye or eyesight problems’. I will refer ask our editorial team to consider the inclusion of a more explicit term, such as lens opacity. I will contact you in a week with an update to the status of this information.

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Guest Post By Lesley Farrington: Do You Have A Story To Tell About The Reality Of Your Life As A Sick Or Impaired Person Claiming “Sickness Benefit” ?

I am a mature, disabled, PhD student at Manchester University. Would anyone be interested in participating in this study?

WHAT IS YOUR STORY ABOUT CLAIMING EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?

Do you have a story to tell about the reality of your life as a sick or impaired person claiming ‘sickness benefit’?

I am conducting research to show the everyday lives and of people who are unable to work because of sickness and disability, and the impact of Employment and Support Allowance. Some people say that the ‘fit to work’ process fails to take full account of people’s real lives as well as medical professional’s knowledge.

To gain a picture of everyday life, I am researching the complexity, detail and context of people’s lives. This is why I am looking to recruit 30 participants in the Greater Manchester area, to undertake an in depth interview, in a convenient location. I am also interested in how you think things could change for the better and where you see your future. Information will be given in confidence.

Email: lesley.farrington@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

 

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PCCS Books Anniversary Conference 16th October 2013

Anniversary Conference

Conference in Celebration of 20 Years of PCCS Books

Proceeds to the Soteria Network UK

October 16th 2013, 10.00am  – 4.30pm
Clarendon Suites, Birmingham.

 

Speakers

Richard Bentall, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool
The myth that schizpohrenia is a genetic disease

Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling, University of Strathclyde
Are the facts friendly? Person-centred therapy in an era of ‘evidence-based’ practice

Jacqui Dillon, Chair of the Hearing Voices Network, England
The history and work of the Hearing Voices Network – the personal is still political

Stephen Joseph, Professor of Psychology, Health and Social Care, University of Nottingham
The positive psychology of the person-centred approach

Joanna Moncrieff, Senior Lecturer, University College London, consultant psychiatrist
Mother’s little helper: The politics of consumerism and psychoative drug use

Lisbeth Sommerbeck, clinical psychologist, accredited specialist in psychotherapy
Danish Psychological Association
Rebutting criticisms of applying person-centred therapy with clients diagnosed with psychosis

 

PCCS Books is celebrating 20 years of independent publishing this year with a one-day conference bringing together experts in their fields who share the desire for honest, democratic, equal and fully informed care for people in distress. The speakers represent the dominant themes in PCCS Books’ lists: person-centred psychology, critical psychology and psychiatry, and service-user perspectives.

Of interest to service users, carers, professionals, academics, students and everyone interested in critical debate on mental health care.

 

Fees (including lunch and refreshments):

Earlybird: £65.00 before 30th August; £75.00 31st August – 14th October; Service-users:£20.00. Please note there will be an additional £10.00 administrative charge if you want your organisation to be invoiced for your place.  

Book your place here:  

 

Venue:  The Clarendon Suites2 Stirling Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9SB. For venue map follow this link: 

 

Travel: 

Driving: The Clarendon Suites are easily accessible from Junction 3 of the M5 motorway. There is ample free parking on site.

Train: Birmingham New Street station is 2 miles from the venue. £6.00 taxi fare; bus route information to follow.

Plane: There are regular trains links from Birmingham International Airport to Birmingham New Street train station.

 

Accomodation:

The Clarendon Suites are on the intersection of the Hagley Road and Stirling Road. The Hagley Road and surrounds have many options for accomodation to suit every budget. This link will get you started: http://bit.ly/13100AC

We have preferential rates at the Menzies Strathallan Hotel, directly opposite the venue: http://bit.ly/18et9eP. Please phone 0121 455 9777 to find out rates, mentioning that you are attending a Clarendon Suites event. Rates start at £56.00.

 

 

 

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Personality Disorder Workshop – Suffolk

Suffolk personality disorder workshop

On Thursday, 21st March 2013, from 10.30 am -1.00 pm at the Friends Meeting House, St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1SJ this workshop aims to explore the experience of this diagnosis, the things people would like help with, looking at what that help might be.

Please contact Suffolk User Forum for any further information
The Hollies, St Clements Hospital. Foxhall Road, Ipswich. IP3 8LS

Telephone 01473 329316

 

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Eradicating Fear From Traumas in Childhood

 

NATIONAL PARANOIA NETWORK

IN ASSOCIATION WITH  Dr BOB

JOHNSON & SUE JOHNSON

Present a Half Day Workshop

ERADICATING FEAR FROM TRAUMAS in CHILDHOOD

An Introductory Workshop to a new model of human emotional development

Child terrors persist because the sufferer is too terrified to see they’re now over.”

This workshop will enhance your skills in asking about, understanding and working

With past fears & traumas.

 

Wednesday 20th March 2013

1pm – 5:00pm

 

Venue: Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS

 

Facilitators: Dr Bob Johnson, Sue Johnson & Peter Bullimore: Expert by Experience

This workshop is open to professionals, carers and people with self experience or anyone who has an interest in Trauma & Fear

 

Topics will include:

Identifying the Frozen Terror, Understanding Flash Surfacings, Exploring Infantism

& Helping a Person Take Control

 

 

Rates: Full Time £45, Part Time or Student £30.00, Unwaged £ 15.00 Please Specify

 

Cheques made payable to NATIONAL PARANOIA NETWORK

Email: lindawhiting54@yahoo.co.uk Tel 07763652490/ 07590837694

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Were You Into Music Whilst A Student At The University of Sheffield?

 

Were you into music whilst a student at The University of Sheffield?

Do you have any memories or photos you would like to share for an exhibition?

Do It Thissen is an exhibition of record sleeves, photographs and fanzines from the Sheffield and South Yorkshire music scene 1978–1982. We’re preparing the material now and we need your help! The exhibition is taking place in late September and is part of the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind.

We’ve got records from all the local bands, Cabaret Voltaire, Human League, Clock DVA, Vice Versa and many others. We’re focusing on post-punk and emphasising links between students and the city. Do It Thissen is, of course, ‘do it yourself’ in Yorkshire English.

What we’re looking for is your photos and memories of that time, especially if you were into music or even better, were in a band. We’ve set up a Facebook group to share photos and recollections. The curators would love to use anything at all. They can be of anything, you and your friends, bands, Sheffield, the Union, whatever you recollect. Upload it here and we’ll put it in the exhibition: http://www.facebook.com/DoItThissen

If you’re not on Facebook, then you could email Dr. Matt Cheeseman, one of the curators at matt.cheeseman@sheffield.ac.uk. He’ll upload it to Facebook for you.

Do come along, we’d love to see you. It’s being held in Montgomery Hall on Surrey Street in Sheffield, opposite the Town Hall from Sunday 23rd–Sunday 30th September. The exhibition will also feature work from contemporary artists, who have been asked to respond to the material: Tim Allcard, Couk, Lesley Guy, and Sid & Mallory. The opening, on Saturday 22nd, will feature a talk by Martin Lacey, editor of NMX fanzine (and DJ at the Union’s Now Society) as well as a DJ performance by Jon Downing, one of the exhibition’s curators. There will be all day DJing on Sunday September 23rd, and a record deck on hand during the week. There will also be a showing of Eve Wood’s film, ‘Made In Sheffield’ and other performances planned for the 29th and 30th September.

It’s part of the Festival of the Mind, a collaboration between the City and the University of Sheffield which showcases its cultural strengths. The Festival runs from 20–30 September 2012. For more information please go to http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/festivalofthemind and follow us on Twitter – https://en.twitter.com/FestivalMind

Best wishes,

Matt

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Matt Cheeseman
Research Fellow

School of English
University of Sheffield
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield S3 7RA

twitter.com/eine
http://www.einekleine.com

Times Higher Education University of the Year
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Do It Thissen is curated by Dr. Matthew Cheeseman and Jon Downing. Jon is a DJ, record collector and archivist. Born in Rotherham, he was in London for punk, and moved back to Sheffield in 1978. The exhibited material is drawn from his collection. He will be DJing throughout the opening weekend. Matthew is a Research Fellow in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. His interests are themed around youth, pleasure, Higher Education, music, intoxication and media. He was the Theorist in Residence for the Sheffield Publicity Department’s Sheffield Music City book, which will be for sale at the exhibition. His work, including an essay written about Do It Thissen can be read on his blog – http://www.einekleine.com/.

 

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