From my dear friend Lyn Mahboub in Perth – Free public lecture on #mentalhealth : A frank discussion on schizophrenia


The psychiatrist, the psychologist and the ex patient:

A frank discussion on schizophrenia


Dr Dirk Corstens, Eleanor Longden

and Ron Coleman

Join us for this public lecture from our panel of experts talking about the concept of

schizophrenia and innovative ways to help people, including how to deal with distressing


Our panel work in the UK and around the world sharing their expertise and experience of

helping people who are often considered ‘beyond help’.

Being given the diagnosis of ‘schizophrenia’ can be a life halting experience – come and be

filled with hope as we discuss stories of hope and recovery.

Our speakers:

Dr Dirk Corstens

Dirk has been a social psychiatrist since 1992 (The Netherlands). He is educated in cognitive,

psychodynamic and system therapy. Transactional Analysis and voice dialogue work.

Eleanor Longden

Eleanor is an award winning psychologist currently working on her PhD and also with the Bradford

Early Intervention in Psychosis Team (UK). As a past user of psychiatric services, she has a strong

interest in promoting tolerance, awareness and positive explanations in mental health issues, and for

the last four years has worked in both clinical and academic capacity to endorse creative, enabling

approaches to experiences such as voice-hearing, unusual beliefs and self-injury.

Ron Coleman

Ron is an internationally recognised mental health trainer and consultant specialising in recovery and

training. Ron’s own route to recovery after spending 13 years in and out of the psychiatric system has

given him many insights into the numerous difficult issues facing today’s mental health services.

Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Time: Doors open at 6.00pm for 7:00pm start. Close 8.30pm

(Refreshments available for purchase prior to the lecture)

Venue: Octagon Theatre

The University of Western Australia

35 Stirling Highway


Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia acknowledges the support of the Mental Health Commission of

Western Australia and The University of Western Australia in making this free public lecture possible

Kind Regards


Lyn Mahboub

Please note, I work part time so emails will not be checked each day

Manager of Training & Hearing Voices Network RFWA

BA (hons) Psychology/Communication & Cultural Studies QBE

Ph: (08) 9350 8800 | Fax: (08) 9258 3960

Email: Lyn.Mahboub

Public Lecture on Mental Health with map.pdf

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