Upcoming Events

Social Power and Mental Health Conference 19-23 April 2021

This conference is all about linked together researchers and people with lived experience of mental health issues. I am giving a talk on Wednesday 21st April on 'Building Resilience', feel free to check it out along with all of the other exciting talks! 

You can register here

This will be an online conference hosted by CRASSH, University of Cambridge. The official description of the event is below: 

Our events have been designed in collaboration with a steering group of local people with lived experience of mental health challenges and/or psychiatric service use. All events will have live captioning and BSL Interpretation.

The conference brings together people with lived experience of mental health challenges, and researchers. Our aim is to start conversations between these two groups of experts. We also recognise that many people belong in both groups.

Monday 19 April

16.00-17.30 (BST) COVID and Mental Health

Nadia Mbonde (New York University)
Visions of Black Futurity: The Politics of Self and Community Care at the Intersection of the Double Pandemic of Covid-19 and Police Brutality

Lois Liao (London School of Economics)
Do you see what I see?: Applying Pierre Bourdieu’s Theories to the Intersectional Research of Social Class, Race and Mental Health

Cassie Lovelock (London School of Economics)
Covid-19, Mental Health Carers and Increased Dependency; How are Carers Coping?

Peter Unwin & Joy Rooney (University of Worcester)
Effects of Covid-19 on the Mental Health of a University-Based Group of Service Users and Carers

Tuesday 20 April 

17.00 - 18.00 Black Mental Health


Aude Konan (they/them) (Writer and Playwright)

Furaha Asani (she/her) (Researcher, Teacher and Mental Health Advocate)

Maya McFarlane (she/her) (Women’s and Non-Binary Officer of the CUSU BME Campaign)

18.30 – 20.00 (BST) Session 1: Psychiatry and Other Systems

Paper 1: Wendy Burn & Adrian James – The Stigma of Mental Illness, a View from the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Paper 2: Ruth Smith and Anna Smith – Chemical Imbalance or Social Power Imbalance?

Paper 3: Neil Armstrong and Lamis Bayar – Power and It's Surprises: Locating and Dis-locating Asymmetries in Mental Healthcare

Paper 4: Simon Duffy – Peer Supporter as Leaders in Community Development

Local Journey 1: Wendy Clarke

Wednesday 21 April

14.30 – 16.00 (BST) Session 2: Activism and Hope

Paper 5: Samuel Hosking – Lessons to be Learned from the Experience of Funding Cuts to Mental Health Services at Lifecraft

Paper 6: Keira Pratt-Boyden – Stigma and Social Power: Mental Health Activism in London

Paper 7: Liz Rotherham – Building Resilience

Paper 8: Annie Whilby – BP(h)D

18.30 – 20.00 (BST) Keynote 1

Keynote: Imogen Tyler

Thursday 22 April

13.00 – 14.30 (BST) Session 3: Social Inequalities and Justice

Paper 9: Rianna Walcott – On Mental Health Support Access and Treatment Outcomes for Black Patients

Paper 10: Peter Beresford – Challenging the Psychiatrisation of Politics and the Politics of Psychiatry

Paper 11: Helen Spandler – Restorative Justice: A Radical Approach to Mental Health Reform?

Paper 12: Dorothy Gould – We Want Power Too: Perspectives from Service Users and Survivors From LGBTQ+ Communities

16.00 - 17.30 (BST) Session 4: Stigma and Survival

Paper 13: Details to follow

Local Journey 2: Jo Fox

Paper 14: Sarah Carr – A ‘Special Problem’: Construction and Treatment of Female Homosexuality in England 1950-1970

Local Journey 3: Michael Brown

Friday 23 April
17.30 - 19.00 (BST) Keynote 2

Keynote: Rai Waddingham


Online School Webinars Are Available From The Following Website:

-https://nowandbeyond.org.uk/ -


Next MHFA training: 14th July 2021


The date for the next MHFA training given by Liz is July the 14th 2021. This will be delivered online, and in partnership with the charity MIND. If you would like any more details, please don't hesitate to contact us

For more information, and to book your place please click here.


Fundraising Challenge - Finally happening in Oct 2021

6 girls are climbing Snowdon for World Mental health Day in October, to show that no matter what you go through you CAN & WILL get through it...we have had to wait for a year to get our chance but this year IT IS HAPPENING! 

Crowdfunding to 'Heads2minds' Wellbeing Charity & 'Safe Steps' Domestic Abuse charity. To support 'World Mental Health Day' in October 2021 on JustGiving

Maldon Library Event -POSTPONED NEW DATE TBC

Date: TBC

Time: 2pm

I will be talking about my book. Anyone is welcome and is free of charge.


Positive Mindset Workshop - POSTPONED NEW DATE TBC

Date: TBC

Time: 10 -1pm

Setting intentions, gratitude practice,  creating vision boards,  positive affirmations and cosmic ordering. 

Mindfulness & Meditation 

Salt lamps & Essential Oils 

Angel card readings 

Contact Liz for more information. 07872014070