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Save the Date: 8th Service User Academia Symposium

*** Spread the word – Save the date! ***

The 8th Service User Academia Symposium is on it’s way 

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th November 2018

The University of Melbourne, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street Carlton AUSTRALIA 3053

Contact Dr Sarah Gordon for more information sarah.e.gordon@otago.ac.nz

Last year’s event in Wellington was a full house that saw service-user academics from across New Zealand, Australia and the UK come together to share ideas.

Research: Mental Health Service Users – Perspectives of both Employees and Employers

Sarah Gordon is leading a project investigating the critical factors that have enabled, and more particularly sustained, open employment of mental health service users from the perspectives of both employees and employers. Please find attached the information sheet about the project which provides more detail. They have just commenced the recruitment stage of the project and are wondering if you might assist us with sending the attached research advertisement out through your networks.

What Works Information sheet

WHAT WORKS research advertisement

Dr Sarah Gordon, PhD, MBHL, LLB, BSc
Service User Academic
Department of Psychological Medicine
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington South
New Zealand

Reminder to Send Abstracts for 2013 Service User Academia Symposium: Taking Charge of Change

CALL  FOR  ABSTRACTS

2013 Service User Academia Symposium: Taking Charge of Change

  • November 25-26
  • CQUniversity Australia, Melbourne Campus, 108 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

The Organising Committee of the 2013 Service User Academia Symposium invite abstracts for 30-minute presentations about the involvement of service users in higher education and research. Abstracts are welcome from current and aspiring service user academics and those who support us.  We are interested in a broad selection of topics ranging from the implementation of service user positions in academia to the development and evaluation of innovative service user led or co-produced research and teaching programmes. As the theme suggests we are particularly interested in change, how this can be initiated, created and managed. 

To submit an abstract please complete the form below and send to: Dr Sarah Gordon (sarah.e.gordon@otago.ac.nz) by July 27, 2013. 

For further information please contact:

Dr Sarah Gordon, Service User Academic
Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343, Wellington South
New Zealand

DDI: 0064 7 8235025 | Mobile: 0064 21 134 6816 | Sarah.e.gordon@otago.ac.nz

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

Title:

Authors:

Postal Address:

City: State:   Postcode:

Telephone:  Facsimile:

Email:

Audio Visual Requirements (laptop, data projector and PowerPoint capabilities will be available):

Abstract (please do not exceed 200 words):

Revisiting a Personal Account of Surviving Suicide on Psychiatry Online

In 2011, Dr Sarah Gordon, a New Zealand service-user academic at the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington wrote a personal account of surviving her own suicide attempts. The Engage Aotearoa team came across it again on Facebook this week. In the article, Gordon writes of her experiences partially in the third person and notes

The psychiatrist refused to entertain any notion of immediate discharge, however, reasoning that the patient seemed to have no relationship with anyone or anything. You see, the psychiatrist argued, relating to people is absolutely fundamental to living well. So that is what the woman did with the remainder of her time with the unit, which was a further five months: she worked on relearning and practicing relationships with herself, her family, her friends, and her community. And this is what she is doing now: actively engaging in her roles as a mother and wife, working, dancing, writing, celebrating holidays, and shopping (something she particularly enjoys).

Read the rest of the article online here.

2013 Service User Academia Symposium: Taking Charge of Change

CALL  FOR  ABSTRACTS

2013 Service User Academia Symposium

Taking Charge of Change

November 25-26

CQUniversity Australia, Melbourne Campus

108 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

The Organising Committee of the 2013 Service User Academia Symposium invite abstracts for 30-minute presentations about the involvement of service users in higher education and research. Abstracts are welcome from current and aspiring service user academics and those who support us.  We are interested in a broad selection of topics ranging from the implementation of service user positions in academia to the development and evaluation of innovative service user led or co-produced research and teaching programmes. As the theme suggests we are particularly interested in change, how this can be initiated, created and managed.

To submit an abstract please send the following information to: Dr Sarah Gordon (sarah.e.gordon@otago.ac.nz) by July 27, 2012. 

For further information please contact:

Dr Sarah Gordon
Service User Academic, Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand

0064 7 8235025

0064 21 134 6816

Sarah.e.gordon@otago.ac.nz

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION TEMPLATE 

Title: _____________________________________________________________________________

Authors: ____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

Postal Address: ______________________________________________________________________

City: _________________________________________  State: ____________  Postcode:

Telephone:  ___________________________________  Facsimile:  ______________________

Email:  _____________________________________________________________________________

 

Audio Visual Requirements (laptop, data projector and PowerPoint capabilities will be available):

_____________________________________________________________________________

Abstract (please do not exceed 200 words):