Event info

Social Change: A new way of thinking about mental health

Spanning two days of workshops and presentations, we invite attendees to explore alternative understandings outside and inside the dominant, psychiatric perspective.  

In our communities, people are seeking meaningful connections and relationships which they do not find help with within our current systems and services. During these innovative two days of presentations, dialogue and interactive workshops led by people with a lived experience of emotional distress or addictions, we will invite conversations on what we can do differently that might lead to social and systemic change.

We welcome attendees from all countries and cultures to join us in Reykjavik, Iceland for this two-day event where we hope to share ideas and perspectives but also to take action on what we can do collectively to bring about change.

These events are coordinated thanks to a collaboration between Geðhjálp (Iceland), Bevisst Likepersonsarbeid (Norway)and Intentional Peer Support (International)

Event information:

Thursday 27th April: Workshops from 9:00 to 16:00

Location: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Friday 28th April: Guest speakers include Robert Whittaker, Andrew Scull, James Davies, Chris Hansen and Lisa Archibald

Location: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Cost for both days of events: 27.000 ISK – people with disabilities and student discount 12.000 ISK

Cost for Friday: 14.000 ISK – people with disabilities and student discount 7.000 ISK