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Next FPN organising meeting
The next FPN organising meeting is in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 9th April 11-1 at Studio 5, Floor 4, 138-148 Cambridge Heath Road, London E1 5QJ (Paul Atkinson 07951158508 paulwilliamatkinson@gmail.com)
All welcome
Please let us know if you plan to come
FPN National Conference, Manchester

Mind the Gap: Free Psychotherapy in an Unjust World

Saturday, 21st May 2016
details here
The state of our emotional and psychological lives is as fundamental as our material standard of living – our incomes, our physical health, our working conditions, our education and housing. Yet we live in a society whose dominant political and cultural messages over-emphasize money, profit, property and consumption. At the same time, the quality of our emotional lives and relationships with our families, friends, co-workers, neighbours and wider communities is undervalued.
This conference is an opportunity to explore and develop sustainable networks of psychological support which are community led. The aim is to create a collaborative space for therapists, service users, survivors, claimants’ unions and community groups to explore our experience, our needs and desires together. We have much to learn from each other!
The day will be workshop based. Workshop themes may include: sick individual or sick society?; peer led groups – what works, what doesn’t; the experience of FPN so far – free work and working free of funding and institutional restraints; minding the gap between the ‘professional’ and the ‘client’ – exploring the power relationship between therapists and clients; building the relationship between FPN and community groups; developing FPN local groups.
If you would like to suggest or run a workshop, please email: eventsatfpn@yahoo.com
The conference is free. All welcome.
If you would like help with travel costs we may be able to help, email: paulwilliamatkinson@gmail.com We have organised a minibus from London to Manchester – still a few places!)
The venue is wheelchair accessible.