ISPS 2017 bursaries - places still available

20th ISPS International Congress in the United Kingdom

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

Social Events 

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

The Reader

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.

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Plenary Speakers

Anne Berit Eie Torbjørnsen is a psychiatric nurse from Stavanger. She has been working with WAS...
Rachel (Rai) Waddingham is an experienced international trainer who specialises in innovative ways...
Jacqui Dillon is a respected speaker, writer and activist, and has lectured and published...
Alison qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 1990 and since then has specialised in Cognitive...
Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology,Maastricht University Medical...
Svein Friis was born in Oslo Norway 24. March 1945. He is widowed, has two daughters and two...
Dr. Kwame McKenzie is CEO of the Wellesley Institute. He is an international expert on the social...
Jon Vidar Strømstad is a psychiatric nurse and assistant ward leader from Stavanger. He has also...
Within the mental health arena, Shelagh Musgrave cares for, and advocates for, her daughter who has...
Dr Gráinne Fadden is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist based in Birmingham and Solihull Mental...

Crazywise Film Screening

The 20th International Congress of the ISPS will take place in the United Kingdom, Wednesday 30th August - Sunday 3rd September, 2017