CONFERENCE – Social Power and Mental Health

19.04.2021 - 23.04.2021
University of Cambridge, -, -, Vereinigtes Königreich.


The conference explores the latest social research on the relationships between power, marginalisation, inequality and mental health, and aims to foreground the expertise of people with lived experience of mental health challenges.

Our keynote speakers include Prof Imogen Tyler (Lancaster) and Rai Waddingham, survivor-researcher and Chair of the Hearing Voices Network.

Other speakers include the current and former Presidents of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Prof Wendy Burn and Dr Adrian James, scholar activist Rianna Walcott, writer and mental health advocate Furaha Asani, and survivor academics Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr. Over 70% of our speakers have lived experience of mental distress and/or the psychiatric system.

We have organised the conference over the past two years with a group of mental health service users/survivors from Cambridgeshire, and in partnership with local organisations including Lifecraft and QTI Coalition of Colour.

The majority of our sessions are now online and can be booked via the CRASSH website. If you have any questions about the conference, please don’t hesitate to reach out.