Following a screening of Larry Achiampong’s Relic 1, a film that invites us on a journey of moments - of constructed and yet familiar feelings of otherness - we will collectively unpick notions of colonial hysteria to ask how should we examine post-colonial identity and minority overrepresentation? What is it like being BAME in mental health services today?

All welcome to an openhearted sharing and discussion, and the first evening event in a series to further our understanding of the term “hysteria” - its history and its present through an exploration of the social constructs it has evolved in. In collaboration with PS/Y - to accompany and form part of the multi-disciplinary arts festival Hysteria.

RE:CREATE Psychiatry events are open to all and are open drop-ins - there is no need to RSVP. All mental health professionals and those with lived experience are welcome and free to arrive later or leave earlier.

The Dragon Café is in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, SE1 1JA.

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RE:CREATE Psychiatry is an exploratory platform, born of The Dragon Café, which works to facilitate open and equal forms of dialogue between those who use mental health services and those who provide them. Through conversation, facilitated yet unfettered, RE:CREATE Psychiatry carves out a space where engagement is predicated on experience not role.

By piecing together the collective, multi-perspectival yet genuinely shared understandings elicited through its unique dialogic model, it allows clinicians and service-users to address – together – the challenges of working in and working through the mental healthcare system.

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