Unison Conference & Motion to support LXPs TOMORROW

Blog by Tamar Jeynes, Unison Health Conference Delegate (2022). For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a Mad Activist & I founded the Mad Studies Birmingham, which has a Lived Experience Professions focus, 3.5 years ago. The group attracts an intersection, international, wide ranging group of people from various disciplines, non-LXP as wellContinue reading “Unison Conference & Motion to support LXPs TOMORROW”

Is it time for an LXP Union?

Have you heard of an Lived Experience Professional winning a tribunal for discrimination at work? Have you even heard of an LXP taking their employer to a tribunal for discrimination at work? There may be a reason for that. Lived Experience Professions currently do not have their own union to offer protection at work. Obviously,Continue reading “Is it time for an LXP Union?”

PSW Describes Traumatic Experience: Part 2

Part 2 of a series of blogs – read part 1 here: After sharing my story with the board I was in high expectations and filled with excitement. However my placement within Day Services was going through a major overhaul. The Centre where I was working was closing after many years, a 6 week programmeContinue reading “PSW Describes Traumatic Experience: Part 2”

Into The Twilight Zone: A Mad Board Meeting

The following blog has been contributed by an observer of the May Board Meeting of an NHS Trust. You can find out more details about the meeting by looking at the ‘Birmingham Activism’ area of the site. The author used dictating software to write the blog, and the blog was anonymised afterwards. Into The TwilightContinue reading “Into The Twilight Zone: A Mad Board Meeting”

Mad on the inside: An ally’s perspective on one organisation

Anonymous: Former employee of the mental health trust discussed on this website. I started working in mental health before recovery and lived experience practice made their way into the zeitgeist (not long before honest). Being very familiar with the recovery movement, I was sceptical as ‘recovery’ started to appear on everything. And I was right to be. IContinue reading “Mad on the inside: An ally’s perspective on one organisation”

How Can Allies Support LXPs Against Discrimination?

Musings on a Twitter Thread by Tamar Jeynes I often think a lot of my best bits of inspiration come on Twitter – it’s fast paced, with lots of witty banter. The critique is harsh, but there is a lot to learn if people listen.  A recruitment drive for psychology posts at a Birmingham NHSContinue reading “How Can Allies Support LXPs Against Discrimination?”