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

‘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