In response, the Social Work Action Network (SWAN) has developed a charter for mental health, which activists can use to campaign around both locally and nationally. The conference at Ruskin College will include workshops on a range of topics in relation to the crisis in mental health services and is open to everyone. The conference will be promoting and encouraging people to sign up to the charter, which is available to download here. Hard copies of the charter will be available on the day.
The keynote speaker will be Professor Peter Beresford, service user, Chair of Shaping Our Lives and Professor of Social Policy at Brunel University.
The event, which runs from 10:00 – 16:00, is hosted by Ruskin College and kindly sponsored by Ruskin UCU. The location of the event is Ruskin College, Dunstan Road, Oxford OX3 9BZ.
Admission fees will be £12 waged and £6 unwaged (this includes refreshments). Payment will shortly be able to be made online, but in the meantime all queries and expressions of interest should go to dmcdermott [at] ruskin.ac.uk
A flyer for the event can be downloaded below.