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London in2gr8mentalhealth Peer Group Meeting 14.9.18

Members, please log into to the forum or email for the central London location details of our peer group meeting this Friday evening. 

Guidance on themes we cover in the peer groups can be found in the media room page on the website. 

In synopsis:

How we understand our identity as someone who has accessed support, public or private, and being a professional working to support others in mental health.

Thoughts about how discussions range, differ and are similar between different professions and roles.

Our experiences of the options and choices of sharing current difficulties of mental ill health, as a mental health professional, at different career stages and with different role responsibilities at work.

Our experiences of organisational responsibility to provide nourishing environments for the emotional labour of human work, barriers to that, and of toxic environments.Thoughts about all levels of the systems in which we work.

Thoughts about the meanings, differences and crossovers between the words and phenomena: ‘lived experience’, 'multiple identities', 'mental ill health', ‘vicarious trauma’, ‘dual identity’, ‘dual status’ and ‘burnout’.

Thoughts about all the reasons someone might choose to share lived experience, past or present.

Thoughts about stigma.

Thoughts about activism

Our thoughts and experiences of sharing in the therapeutic relationship, what does emerging research and viewpoints of those accessing services tell us?

Our experiences of mental ill health, power and privilege, different types of knowledge and knowing,  the ‘us provider / them user’ divide.

Not a member but identify as a mental health professional who has experienced mental ill health? Want to get involved?  Join us at 


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