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Suffering risks rather than experiencing care in mental health policy and p...

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The Rory Spence VOS Construction Lecture Theatre,

Architecture Building

University of Tasmania, Inveresk Campus

Launceston, Tasmania 7248

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‘Risk-thinking’ in mental health services leads to a focus on managing and containing so-called risky others who are framed as ‘damaged’, ‘deficient’ or ‘dangerous’. However, the mentality of risk creates considerable anguish for people with mental health problems that creates and compounds the pain of inequality and injustice. In this talk, Dr Sonya Stanford (Social Work) examines the social misery that is generated and often disguised by risk-thinking in the provision of person-centred mental health care. Sonya presents examples from research with people recovering from mental health problems who experienced significant challenges in navigating the interface between their own sense of self-care and community services’ management of risks and care. This provides an opportunity to consider changes that can address the wounded ‘self’ of people experiencing mental health problems.

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University of Tasmania, Inveresk Campus

Launceston, Tasmania 7248

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