Psychosis stigma conference

The Psychosis Research Unit is delighted to announce that we are holding a two day event to bring together people with lived experience of psychosis, clinicians, academics and researchers to exchange and present cutting edge research, theory and practice on the topic of stigma and empowerment. The mission of the conference is to share promising practice and disseminate scientific research. The event will raise awareness of how societal and internalised stigma affects the lives of people who experience psychosis and increase skills to challenge and overcome stigma.

The ‘Challenging the Stigma of Psychosis Conference’ will take place on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th March 2016 at The Curve, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3BL.

** Demand is expected to be high, so please book early to avoid disappointment. **

Event details

Thursday 3rd March 2016: Pre-conference workshops

Workshop 1: ‘Cognitive Therapy for Internalised Stigma’ (delivered by Anthony P. Morrison, Lisa Wood and Melissa Pyle)

Workshop 2: ‘Honest, Open and Proud Program’ (delivered by Patrick Corrigan)

Friday 4th March 2016: Conference

A exciting program including:

  • Keynote lectures from Patrick Corrigan and Graham Thornicroft.
  • Presentations on the theme of ‘Overcoming Public Stigma and Discrimination’ from speakers including Eleanor Longden.
  • Presentations on the theme of ‘Overcoming Internalised Stigma and Fostering Empowerment’ from speakers including Mary Welford.

For more information on the program click here.

Download a .pdf of the program:    Pre-conference Workshop program  |  Conference day program

Fees and registration

You may register to attend the workshops-only, the conference-only, or both days.

** Register before 1st January 2016 to take advantage of our reduced fees! **

There are a number of places reserved at a reduced rate with priority given to people with lived experience of psychosis and their family members/carers. We will appoint reduced rate tickets on a first-come first-served basis.

Workshop and Conference fee:  Before 1st Jan £230   |   After 1st Jan £275  |  Reduced rate £50

Workshop-only fee: Before 1st Jan £135  |  After 1st Jan £155  |  Reduced rate £38.75

Conference-only fee: Before 1st Jan £120  |  After 1st Jan £145  |  Reduced rate £36.25


Venue, Travel and Accommodation

The conference will be at The Curve, Prestwich at the main site of Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

For further information about how to get to the venue and about local accommodation options, click here.

Contact Us

For further information about the conference, please email Melissa Pyle at OR Ann Parkes.