International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) are a fab organisation who promote psychosocial and peer supported approaches to voice hearing and mental health work internationally.
* Please note the date change to the 12th October 1-4pm *
I became a member when I stumbled upon a talk from one of my social work heroes – and whom I am overdue an interview for this very website (hi, Sascha!)! – organised by ISPS UK (the United Kingdom branch of the organisation).
We’ve been discussing how I might contribute to their regular publication, ‘Asylum’ as well as organise some writing workshops and opportunities in Lancaster. Aside from this, they have also asked to promote an upcoming event which looks FANTASTIC.
Hearing Voices in Brazil will take place on 12th October 1-4pm at the Niamos Radical Arts Centre in Hulme.
Ouvidores de Vozes (Hearing Voices) is a documentary by Bruno Tarpani following three voice-hearers in Brazil (2017) who were founding members of Brazil’s first established Hearing Voices Network. Not only is this event a fantastic opportunity to see the film in full, but it will be followed by a panel discussion between 9 professionals all of whom currently work in mental health in Brazil.
You can watch the trailer with English subtitles below:
ISPS has the following to say regarding the screening:
“The film was made in collaboration with the group.It is an empowering and emotional journey as we learn about their lives, their families and their hope and dreams.
It has English subtitles.
We will view the film followed by a discussion of human rights, activism and poverty in relation to hearing voices and the development of the hearing voices movement in Brazil and across the world.”– ISPS UK
You can register your attendance and reserve tickets at the following Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hearing-voices-in-brazil-tickets-71511307245
Hopefully see you there!
P. S. I have been told this event is wheelchair accessible, however I am yet to attend an event at the Niamos, so if someone who has more detailed accessibility notes about the venue would like to contribute or get in touch, please do.