On Thursday 22 October 2022 Femi Oyebode and Fiona Malpass came together to discuss social inequality, neglect, adversity and isolation in relation to psychosis and general mental health. The talk was moderated by Akiko Hart and was followed by an audience Q&A.
Listen to the recording on SoundCloud below. Recorded at Pimlico Academy.
Akiko Hart is the CEO of NSUN, the National Survivor User Network. She is also the Chair of ISPS UK, which advocates for social and psychological approaches to psychosis, and a Trustee of National Voices, a coalition of health and social care charities. She has been appointed a Professor in Practice at the University of Durham, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Medical Humanities.
Femi Oyebode is Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham. His books include Mindreadings: Literature & Psychiatry, Madness at the Theatre, Sims’ Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology and Psychopathology of Rare and Unusual Syndromes.
Fiona Malpass is a psychology graduate and mental health activist, who uses her personal experiences to inform her work. She is currently the Hearing Voices Project Manager at Mind in Camden. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including inpatient psychiatric units and several mental health charities.