Mad people’s history and identity

Mad People’s History and Identity: a five week free course by, about and for people who have lived experience of mental health issues.

The course is interactive, full of discussion and very much about valuing each other as “experts by experience”. It looks at topics such as:

  • “What is Madness?”
  • “History of Treatments and Confinement”
  • “Madness and Gender”
  • “Activism”

The course also begins to look at mental health and madness as a social, human rights and equalities issue, and has arisen from a partnership involving Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh, Scotland), CAPS Independent Advocacy and NHS Lothian’s Mental Health and Well-being Programme.

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