Free places for ISPS International Conference (Liverpool)

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(Rai Waddingham) #1

Thanks to a generous donation, ISPS UK are able to offer a limited number of free places to some people wishing to attend our International Conference but are unable to afford it. I’ve copied some of the information from the website below, for ease, but you can read more here: http://www.ispsuk.org/?p=2455

The conference is shaping up to be really cool - with keynotes from Jacqui Dillon, Jim van Os, Kwame McKenzie, Alison Brabban, Grainne Fadden, Svein Friis, Jon Vidar Stromstad, Anne Berit Eie Torbjornsen and myself … and lots of amazing workshops.

Bursaries are available for:

  • People with lived experience of psychosis and their family members
  • Practitioners in the early stages of a career in mental health
  • Medical students

The bursaries are intended to support people who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend.

Bursaries all cover fees to attend the full conference, including the welcome reception on 30th August.

The bursaries for people with lived experience and family members who are UK residents also include up to £100 for additional expenses. Other bursaries are limited to the conference fee only.

We’re sorry that no funding is available for pre-conference workshops, travel, accommodation, or conference social events apart from the welcome reception. We are trying to match those needing low cost accommodation with local ISPS members who are willing to provide this. If you are interested in providing or being offered this, please contact ISPS administrator Antonia Svensson isps@isps.org.

People with lived experience and family members: 4 places for people of any nationality

To be considered for a free place, please write to Ali Haddock (admin@ispsuk.org), confirming that you meet the following criteria listed.

Criteria:

  • Lived experience of psychosis, or a close family member of someone who has this.
  • Unable to otherwise afford to attend the conference
  • ISPS member

To be offered a free place you will also need to:

  • Pay a £25 deposit, which will be fully refundable on arrival at the conference.
  • Places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

People with lived experience and family members: 20 places for UK residents

To be considered for a free place, please write to Ali Haddock (admin@ispsuk.org), confirming that you meet the following criteria and providing the additional information requested.

Criteria

  • UK resident
  • Lived experience of psychosis, or a close family member of someone who has this.
  • Unable to otherwise afford to attend the conference .

To be offered a free place you will also need to:

  • Write a brief paragraph of up to 200 words on what attracts you to this conference and how you plan to share anything you learn from it
  • Confirm that you give ISPS permission to use all or part of what you have written, for example in publicity material, in newsletters, blog, social media etc.
  • Undertake to do at least one thing to share what you learned from the conference eg. make a presentation to friends/colleagues, help to arrange a follow up event, write a review of some aspect of the conference
  • Agree to ISPS UK contacting you towards the end of the year for information about anything you have done to share what you have learned
  • Join ISPS if you are not already a member (you can choose to join for 2018 if you prefer)
  • Pay a £25 deposit, which will be fully refundable on arrival at the conference
  • Bursary recipients to be selected by competition late June, then any remaining places to be offered on a first come first served basis.

Practitioners in the early stages of a career in mental health: 30 places for UK residents

To be considered for a free place, please write to Ali Haddock (admin@ispsuk.org), confirming that you meet the following criteria and providing the additional information requested below:

Criteria:

  • UK resident
  • At the beginning of a career of any kind in mental health, including mental health commissioning, support work, nursing, social work, occupational therapy etc. and including work in the voluntary sector. You must be a student or trainee, or have completed your training or started work in mental health within the last five years
  • Unable to otherwise afford to attend the conference

To be offered a free place you will also need to:

  • Write a brief paragraph of up to 200 words on what attracts you to this conference and how you plan to share anything you learn from it
  • Give ISPS permission to use all or part of what you have written, for example in publicity material, in newsletters, blog, social media etc.
  • Undertake to do at least one thing to share what you learned from the conference eg. make a presentation to colleagues, help to arrange a follow up event, write a review of some aspect of the conference
  • Agree to ISPS UK contacting you towards the end of the year for information about anything you have done to share what you have learned
  • Join ISPS if you are not already a member (you can join for 2018 if you prefer)
  • Pay a £25 deposit, which will be fully refundable on arrival at the conference.
  • Bursary recipients to be selected by competition late June, then any remaining places to be offered on a first come first served basis.

Medical students

To be considered for a free place, applicants please write to Antonia Svensson (isps@isps.org) before 31st May, confirming that you meet the following criteria and providing the additional information requested below.

Criteria:

  • UK Resident
  • Currently studying medicine

To be offered a free place you will also need to:

  • Write two short paragraphs (maximum 500 words) on why you are interested in ISPS and in attending this particular conference
  • Give ISPS permission to use all or part of what you have written, for example in publicity material, in newsletters, blog, social media etc.
  • After the conference provide a very brief review of your experience
  • Bursary recipients will be selected by competition. Any places remaining after 31st May will be allocated on a first come first served basis.