ReCP @ Wellcome Collection

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Re:Creating Psychiatry @ Wellcome Collection

Join us for two special ShrinkRadio discussions exploring issues in the contemporary mental health system.

The focus for the first conversation on 29 September will be: ‘Psychiatrists and their Patients: an ethos of doing with, a practice of doing to?’. The second conversation on 24 November will be BSL interpreted and explore the following: ‘State of Emergency: is there space for empathy in a time of crisis?’

These conversations aim to delve further into the questions raised by Wellcome Collection’s current exhibition, ‘Bedlam: the asylum and beyond’, open now until 15 January 2017 – and are FREE.

First come, first seated. Please note that events at Wellcome Collection can get busy and space is limited. Doors will at open 6.45pm. The event on 24th November has been extended to finish at 9pm but there will be an opportunity to leave at 8.30pm for anyone who needs to.

Getting there: Forum, level 1 of Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road (access through the Medicine Now gallery)

bedlam-main-image‘Bedlam: the asylum and beyond’ follows the rise and fall of the mental asylum and explores how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Reimagine the institution, informed by the experiences of the patients, doctors, artists and reformers who inhabited the asylum or created alternatives to it. ‘Bedlam was originally a place of sanctuary – now it can be again