Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis (JSIGP) is open to all staff working in either the Trust or University.  However, it will be of particular interest to those staff working in ‘psychosis services’ or who are involved in research within the field. A warm welcome is also extended to any service users who would like to attend. The group meets on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of topics and speakers.

The next meeting, featuring a presentation by Dr Angela Woods on ‘Unpacking the Recovery Story’, will be held on Wednesday June 26th 2013 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Henry Dyson Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map).

Angela Woods is a Lecturer in Medical Humanities and Co-Director of Hearing the Voice. This talk presents findings from her research on narrative, psychosis and Schizophrenia Bulletin’s First Person Accounts series (1979-2013). It will address three main questions: What constitutes a “good” recovery story? How are recovery stories used or mobilised within different personal, community and clinical settings? How can research in the medical humanities aid work with first-person accounts of psychosis within a clinical context?

Places are limited for this event.  For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Victoria Patton.

Service users and their families and friends who attend meetings of the Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis can receive an honorarium of £20 plus travelling expenses.  For more information and to obtain the relevant claim forms, please contact Valentina Short.

If you would like to receive information about future JSIGP meetings via email, please sign up to the JSIGP mailing list.

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