Recording of Cafe Palestine 3 with Dr Weeam Hammoudeh available

1. Café Palestine 4 on Saturday 23 May 11am (London time) 1pm (Palestine time) We are delighted to announce that our next speaker will be Yoa’d Ghanadry-Hakim, who will share with us her reflections on trauma, the usefulness of PTSD as a clinical concept, and the complexities of working with imported, Western, terminology in the Palestinian context. Yoa’d … Continue reading Recording of Cafe Palestine 3 with Dr Weeam Hammoudeh available

Recording of Cafe Palestine 2 from Gaza now available

Recording of Café Palestine from Gaza We are delighted to share a recording of Dr Yasser Jamei, Director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme at the second opening of ‘Café Palestine’ – the virtual meeting place, where Palestinians and internationals from across Palestine and the rest of the world can come together. To hear … Continue reading Recording of Cafe Palestine 2 from Gaza now available

Covid-19 in Palestine and recording of second Cafe Palestine

1. Recording of the second Café Palestine from Gaza on 25 April https://tinyurl.com/y8ycjjzg password: 3f#&Z1td This is the recording of the conversation with psychiatrist Dr Yasser Abu Jamei, Director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme. Yasser offering a mental health professional’s insight into life in Gaza under the combined pressures of the blockade, and … Continue reading Covid-19 in Palestine and recording of second Cafe Palestine

Israel prevents children’s rights advocates addressing the UN

Dear Network member, In this mailing: Petition protesting the treatment of child prisoners in Israeli jails Crisis in mental health: Palestinian mental health professionals speak, plus reports from WHO and MSF Medical Aid for Palestinians on the deliberate targeting of Palestinian health workers Conferences this month in Bradford-on-Avon and Birmingham 1. Israel pressurises Belgium to … Continue reading Israel prevents children’s rights advocates addressing the UN

Mental Health Under Siege: live on Friday 21st February 2020

In this posting: * sit with students in Ithaca, New York, discussing the politics of mental health in Palestine * details of exciting events in Bradford on Avon; Leicester; Oxford, Brecon and Bristol: film, music, drama, clinical discussion… 1. Mental Health Under Siege: Listen in… A student group at Cornell University in the USA are … Continue reading Mental Health Under Siege: live on Friday 21st February 2020

Mental Health Training in the Service of Israeli Violence Towards the Palestinians

Dear Network member, This is a powerful statement by our colleagues in the recently formed Palestine Global Mental Health Network with specific requests for soldarity from the international community. Please consider how you can disseminate their statement among your own professional colleagues or other contacts or indeed any other ways in which you would like … Continue reading Mental Health Training in the Service of Israeli Violence Towards the Palestinians

“Beautiful Resistance, Teenage Angst”: forthcoming events, an article and conference report

1.      MARCH STUDY TOUR: Last chance to enquire about our 8-day pre-Easter specialist mental health tour of Palestine/Israel. Contact Martin on ukpalmhn@gmail.com for further details. Aida Refugee Camp is one of the places that we shall visit – see item 6 below.   2.      “BEHIND THE FRONT LINES” at the Keswick Film Festival. Screening on Sunday 1st March at 11am, a powerful documentary film exploring the … Continue reading “Beautiful Resistance, Teenage Angst”: forthcoming events, an article and conference report

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