Mind-Reading 2017

Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire  

10th March 2017

Mental Health and the Written Word

Fri, 10 March Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire Add to calendar

Presented by DLR LexIcon in collaboration with UCD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Oxford University, this one-day programme of talks and workshops seeks to locate and to explore productive interactions between literature and mental health both historically and in the present day.  

Key Note Addresses

Listening to patients, telling their stories

Professor James V. Lucey (Trinity College Dublin)

Mining Medicine from Literature

Professor Fergus Shanahan (University College Cork)

Literary Texts and Medical Case Studies

Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford)

Further MindReading

We hope that participants enjoyed Mindreading 2017 and we extend our sincere thanks again to all our speakers, participants and supporters.  We are delighted to offer the following sessions summaries from Dr Elizabeth Barrett to help you take your mindreading further and in case you missed any of the references.

Session summaries from Mindreading 2017

Dr Elizabeth Barrett is a consultant in child psychiatry at the Children's University Hospital, Temple St and Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at the UCD School of Medicine.

Report on Meeting

From Diseases of Modern Life

Both literature and clinical medicine deal with issues such as subjective identity, selfhood, and the social and cultural determinants of health and well-being. This is particularly brought to the fore in the complex relationships between mental illness, the patient, and the physician. At times, this may involve engagement with questions of pain, trauma, language, narrative, and expression, and the disruption and reconstitution of selves. As well as providing insight into these most basic and universal of human concerns, and the attitudes and experiences of people coping with illness or making decisions about their health, how might literature usefully inform the science and practice of clinical medicine?

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Lived Lives

Tue, 14 March DLR LexIcon Studio Theatre, Dún Laoghaire Add to calendar

There is ongoing stigma in society associated with mental illness, and also with suicide.  Lived Lives is a longitudinal science / arts community intervention research project which addresses stigma through its ability to contain, mobilize and actively engage communities sensitively, inclusively and with compassion.  

A mediated, interactive talk about the impacts of the Lived Lives project within communities will take place on Tuesday 14th March 2017 at 6.30pm in the DLR Lexicon Studio Theatre as part of the week long Mental Health and the Written Word event. Places are limited and counselling support will be available.