Critical and Creative Approaches to Mental Health Practice (CCrAMHP) is a group for all who are passionate about sustaining creative and critical practice in mental health, in situations that can feel constrained.
Open to mental health practitioners, students, educators, service users and carers and others with an interest in engaging in discussion and debate, reciprocal learning and support.
- Share critical and creative ideas and develop strategies for putting them into practice.
- Hear invited speakers on topics that can help to shape such practice.
CCrAMHP holds informal planning meetings (generally in a cafe or pub in Lancaster), UK and more structured events on topics of interest – recently held online. Meetings are run on a participatory model and members are expected to respect and maintain the privacy and confidentiality of others.
Group members have recently been exploring ideas discussed in Asylum magazine (and in some cases writing for the magazine); reading and discussing zines by Rachel Rowan Olive and arranging workshops, including a recent one – on ‘How to be Subversive – with Dolly Sen.