London Meeting; Suicide Prevention in Palestine; UK Election offers a real choice

[Please note the time of the ‘Fanon in Palestine’ meeting at Birkbeck University on Sunday 8th December: 10am – 12.30pm.] Have you contemplated seeing Palestine for yourself? One of the Network’s founding objectives was to facilitate direct contact between Palestinian and overseas colleagues. To achieve this, we organise regular study tours of Palestine/Israel, specially designed … Continue reading London Meeting; Suicide Prevention in Palestine; UK Election offers a real choice

Fanon in Palestine

FANON IN PALESTINE Lara and Stephen Sheehi, Palestinian-American psychoanalytically-informed clinician and academics, will present papers at a special meeting organised with Political Minds and the Centre for Researching and Embedding Human Rights at Birkbeck University. For details see below. For tickets click this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/palestinethe-settlers-town-is-a-strongly-built-town-fanon-in-palestine-tickets-74679021965 December 8th 10.00am – 12.30pm Stephen Sheehi: The Settlers Town … Continue reading Fanon in Palestine

‘The Trojan Horse’ + Women’s narratives of political violence and mental health

1. Opinion piece: “The Trojan Horse: The PCCA Cyprus Conference ‘On History Repeating Itself’ in context” A short article written by Martin Kemp and Lama Khouri offering reflections on the background to this month's group relations event organised by Partners for Confronting Collective Trauma. It adds a footnote to the growing literature that documents and … Continue reading ‘The Trojan Horse’ + Women’s narratives of political violence and mental health

Signs Of Progress? Latest News; Analysis; Drama Therapy; Education Event

1. I can smell her Watch this prize-winning 4-minute play written and performed by children in Gaza, and explore the work of the Hands Up Project at point 7 below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvisREPoKWg NEWS 2. The Palestine Global Mental Health Network The UKPMHN welcomes the formation of the Palestine Global Mental Health Network, which held its inaugural meeting in Ramallah … Continue reading Signs Of Progress? Latest News; Analysis; Drama Therapy; Education Event

Mental Health Study Delegations to Palestine

The October 2019 tour is full but another tour is being provided for March 2020 Mental Health Study Tour Delegation to Palestine March 29th – April 5th 2020 The UK-Palestine Mental Health Network presents an opportunity for professionals working within the fields of mental health and social work to explore the complex interface between politics and psychological … Continue reading Mental Health Study Delegations to Palestine

Palestinian Childhoods Conference: Report, podcasts, comment

Dear friends, We are delighted to bring together materials from the 8/9th March 2019 “Palestinian Childhoods” conference, co-sponsored by the UK-Palestine Mental Health Network and the Centre for the Study of Embedded Human Rights, Birkbeck University. We were extremely fortunate in being able to hear directly from Palestinian clinicians and academics, many travelling specifically to … Continue reading Palestinian Childhoods Conference: Report, podcasts, comment

5 Broken Cameras. Courageous film-maker urgently requires a new camera

Dear Network Member, Charlotte Burck is editing the film compilation, Surviving Chidhood, which will be shown at our March Conference. As described in her message below, Charlotte has set up this Justgiving page to support Enad Burnat and the Bil'in community continue their creative work. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/newcameratoreplace5brokencameras?utm_term=2yJ9QqXDw Community projects such as this have clear impacts on the psychological wellbeing … Continue reading 5 Broken Cameras. Courageous film-maker urgently requires a new camera