Victoria Armstrong from Mad Studies North-East writes:
A core group of North East mad study forum members have been working on a Mad Studies community course which we will deliver July-August this year at Waddington Street in Durham City Centre. We have 10 places on our course, beginning weekly on Monday 4th July to Monday 8th August (inclusive). It is free to attend but we are unable to provide travel costs. We ask that participants are able to commit to each Monday (10am until 4pm) from 4th July until 8th August (6 Mondays in total), no prior experience is necessary or required, just an inquisitive mind, some experience of madness and distress, and a desire to fight for equality. Participants will be invited to keep a reflective journal which will remain private to them and perhaps contribute to creative projects and the work of the NEMS forum in the future, but this is entirely optional. For more information about the NEMS forum please see the Mad Studies website.
We are currently inviting expressions of interest from potential participants and so if you are interested in attending the course please reply to Victoria Armstrong with your name and contact details. We will then get in touch about arranging an informal group introductory meeting so that you can find out more about us and we can find out more about you. If you would like to express your interest in participating in the course, or have any questions, please email Victoria Armstrong by 20 May 2016.