Power Us in partnership with the Higher Education Academy, Health and Care Professions Council and the College of Social Work, are hosting a free one day event exploring the impact of service user, young people and carer involvement in professional education. This takes place in York on June 16th. There are still places available so if anyone is interested please register via Eventbrite, booking details are below and on the attached flyer.

This is an exciting collaboration between key organisations with a shared commitment to mending the gap between professionals and people at the receiving end of services and support. All are welcome with experience of receiving or working in health and social work services and education.

To book a place and identify support/dietary requirements;
https://eventbrite.com/event/17002236146/

On Wednesday 10th June 2015, Liverpool Hope University are hosting a conference fighting for the defence of mental health services, an event strongly supported by SWAN:

The 'PsychoPolitics in the Twenty First Century' conference will explore the crisis in mental health services produced by ‘austerity’ and privatisation, and forms of activism that are emerging in opposition to this. The event will examine the work of earlier radical thinkers in mental health such as Peter Sedgwick and Franco Basaglia with the aim of renewing debates around the politics of mental health, as well as building alliances of resistance to cuts, managerialism and medicalisation.

SWAN is pleased to announce a conference at Liverpool Hope University on Wednesday 10th June 2015, entitled 'PsychoPolitics in the Twenty First Century: Peter Sedgwick and radical movements in mental health'.

The conference is supported by SWAN and the Critical and Radical Social Work Journal. It will be a relatively low cost event and we are keen to encourage participation by SWAN and other activists. A flyer and call for papers are attached below.

URGENT CALL TO ACTION

SHUT DOWN DUNGAVEL - MAY 30TH 12.00PM

On Friday  (17 October, 2014) the annual meeting of the ‘All Ireland Social Work Educators and Researchers’ Forum’ took place. Held this year at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and representing  social work educators, located in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, this motion was agreed;