Day Delegate places are now available
Abstract submission is now closed.
ISPS 2017 is accredited for 24 educational points by the World Psychiatric Association.
Plenary Sessions Conference Programme
Have you signed the ISPS Liverpool conference declaration for change? This conference is driven by our belief that fundamental changes are needed if people who experience psychosis are to have their psychological and social care needs met adequately. The following statement, our ‘Liverpool Declaration’ sets out our beliefs about the kind of changes that are needed. Add your name to the growing list of supporters here
Making Real Change Happen
We are delighted to confirm that The Reader organisation will be participating in the conference. For over a decade, this innovative organisation has been changing lives across the UK and beyond, by bringing people together through the use of Shared Reading, a simple intervention, which has been demonstrated to improve well–being, reduce isolation and strengthen communities. Shared Reading is a simple idea with a powerful impact. By brining people together in small groups to read aloud from a book, short story or poem, Shared Reading groups create a safe welcoming space where individual thought and feeling is recognised and valued. Group members can choose to read aloud, share personal reflections or simply listen and in this way form real connections with the literature and with each other. There’s more information about The Reader at www.thereader.org.
Read to Lead training courses support individuals to develop Shared Reading within their own communities or workplaces. Immediately following the conference there will be opportunity to attend a three day Read to Lead initial training. This will run from 4th-6th September in a city centre venue in Liverpool. More information here
Voices in my Head
The conference will open with a short clip from the series Voices in my Head by award-winning Norwegian director Gunhild Asting. During the conference there will be opportunity to attend a screening of the first episode, followed by a question and answer session with the director.