• Approaching Complex Capacity Assessments – Maudsley Masterclass

    In conjunction with Maudsley Learning, the Mental Health and Justice Project is running a one-day Maudsley Masterclass on ‘Approaching Complex Capacity Assessments’ on Tuesday 18th June and again on Wednesday 3rd July at the Ortus Centre, Denmark Hill, London. The Masterclass is directed at any clinician who frequently encounters issues around decision-making capacity whilst caring for their patients, and so should be particularly interesting and useful to psychiatrists. Teachers

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  • Event: Screening of ‘In Chains’ – 14 January 2019

    Screening and discussion of the film ‘In Chains’, by artists and mental health activists ‘the vacuum cleaner’ (UK) and Hana Madness (Indonesia). As part of the Bethlem Gallery’s Mental Health and Justice programme Free, no need to book. 14 January 2019, 19:00. The Dragon Cafe, crypt of St George the Martyr, SE1 1JA Please see

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  • Mental Health and Justice film screening – 7pm Monday 10 December

    A Treatment Journey, Resilience and Living in Boxes of Stone: Three short films by John.  John will be in conversation with The Dragon Cafe’s Declan McGill and Bethlem Gallery’s Sam Curtis. 7pm, The Dragon Cafe Free and open to all. The Dragon Café is located in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High St, SE1 1JA, opposite

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  • Seminar: Effective decision-making support, Dr Shih-Ning Then

    Dr Shih-Ning Then (Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology), presented a seminar in November 2018, on supported decision-making legal developments in Australia and the ‘Effective decision-making support’ project. More about Effective decision-making support: Most people require support when making decisions about their lives. They may talk to friends and family, or seek support from

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  • Mental Health & Disabilities, King’s Transnational Law Summit 2018

    On 12 April 2018, a panel workshop event was held at the King’s Transnational Law Summit, bringing together members from across the Mental Health and Justice work streams and invited panel members, to discuss the moral and political concerns motivating current positions on mental incapacity as a basis for limiting legal capacity and the implications

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  • Problems of Control: Alcohol Dependency & Mental Capacity Tests | MHEL

    Mental Health, Ethics & Law seminar Wednesday 21 February, 2018 “Problems of Control: Alcohol Dependency & Mental Capacity Tests” Seminar Room 1, IoPPN, 16 de Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF, 16.00 – 18.00 Dr Jillian Craigie will speak on the application of mental capacity tests in criminal and civil contexts. This paper investigates the ability of mental incapacity tests

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  • Video – Annual Sowerby Lecture in Philosophy and Medicine 2017
    Annual Sowerby Lecture 2017

    Mental Health and Justice: Classical and Romantic Perspectives Lecture: Dr. Gareth Owen, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Philosophy and Neuroscience 9 November 2017 New Hunt’s House, Theatre 2, Guy’s Campus With thanks to Philosophy & Medicine  

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  • Event: Evidence and Objectivity

    Evidence and Objectivity: Evidence when n=1 A Mental Health and Justice Seminar with Nancy Cartwright and Sherri Roush  The Wellcome-funded Mental Health and Justice project will hold a research seminar on Monday, 30 October, 5-7pm.  The seminar will address the logic and epistemology of single-case evidence. ABSTRACT:  We have become accustomed to the idea that the evidence base in medicine comes

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  • Event: 2017 Annual Sowerby Lecture

    Mental Health and Justice: Classical and Romantic perspectives Lecture: Gareth Owen 9 November 2017 – 19:30-21:00 New Hunt’s House, Theatre 2 New Hunt’s House, KCL Guy’s Campus – London Psychiatry has long attracted interpretations from cool, detached perspectives valuing objectivity (Kraepelin, Freud, Beck) to hotter, embodied perspectives valuing subjectivity (Reil, Laing, Foucault). These two perspectives (‘classical’

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  • Event: EUROsociAL+ Workshop & Seminar, Santiago

    June 26th – 28th 2017 Jillian Craigie (Work stream 1) took part in a seminar and workshop in Santiago, Chile, reviewing draft law on legal capacity for people with mental disabilities, facilitated by the European Union EUROsociAL+ programme Further information

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