Free course in “Mad People’s History and Identity” at Queen Margaret University

This may be of interest to some DRF members:

Are you looking to start something new in 2016? Thinking about going back to study? Then maybe this is for you!

“Mad People’s History and Identity” is a FREE 5 week (6 weeks including induction) module, open to anyone with experience of mental health issues.

It’s a fun, interactive course, full of discussion and very much about valuing each other as “experts by experience”.  We’ll look at topics such as “What is Madness?”, “History of Treatments and Confinement”, “Madness and Gender” and “Activism” and begin to look at mental health and madness as a social, human rights and equalities issue.  It will run 10.15 – 3.15 on a Wednesday, starting on 6 April 2016.

You’ll also get a QMU student card and full access to all the university facilities such as library, student services and of course a student discount in cinemas/shops etc!

You’ll need basic computer skills and access to a computer to get the most of out of this course.  If this is a problem, let us know. A group of us have just started developing and running a community course that does not require any computer skills and runs in community spaces not the uni, so if this would be more up your street just let us know.

We’d love you to join us for the 2016 course, if you have any questions please contact myself or Elaine Ballantyne at QMU and to apply please email Elaine for an application form.

Please see the flyer: http://lancaster.us9.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=34fd0fee62dd47353b91d4ab4&id=649df48c5e&e=86fb3213c2 for all the info you need on how to apply and look forward to you joining our ever growing community of students and ex students!

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