Start the New Year with SHOUT and Cartoonist Daryl Cunningham
Happy New Year from the SHOUT Team! Our first event of 2013 is not to be missed and features cartoonist Darryl Cunningham speaking about 'Personal Accounts of Psychiatric Services and Creativity' on Wednesday 16th January 2013.
Darryl Cunningham went to Leeds College of Art and is the creator of graphic novel Psychiatric Tales - based on his time working on an acute psychiatric ward, it gives a reasoned and sympathetic look into the world of mental illness. Written with the aim of exploding myths about mental illness, it also tells the story of the author's own struggles with depression and anxiety. Cunningham uses each chapter to explore a different mental health problem with evocative imagery to describe the experience of mental illness, both from the point of view of those beset by illness and their friends and relatives. As Cunningham reveals his human experience, he also shows how society's perceptions of and reactions to mental illness perpetuate needless stigma - for example, the myth that people with schizophrenia are more likely to commit crimes than those without the disorder. http://www.blankslatebooks.co.uk/our-books/psychiatric-tales/ To book your seat at this popular event please email firstname.lastname@example.org and, unless you hear from us, please assume your place is booked.
The talk will take place in the Robert Winston Building on the Sheffield Hallam Collegiate Campus. Registration and light refreshments are from 5.30pm. The talk begins at 6.00pm with a comfort break at around 6.30pm. SHOUT events usually finish before 7.30pm. Costs: £2.00 for students and BAOT members, £3.00 for non-members.
Following the event we will hold an informal reflection session 'Wednesday Wind Down' at a pub on Ecclesall Road. Join us there to discuss and tweet your thoughts on the talk content and how it may impact your practice. We look forward to seeing you there!