Communicating to Increase Agency in Youth Mental Health Treatment Encounters and Beyond
When young people seek help from mental health professionals, these encounters can undermine or increase their sense of agency. Rose McCabe, Michele Lim and Lisa Bartolotti talk about communication in video-recorded encounters between young people and mental healthcare practitioners in emergency services.
The Person in Psychiatry: An Ecohumanist, Enactive Approach
Many people suffer from psychiatric disorders and mental distress, yet much is still unclear – both regarding how to understand these problems and how to best treat them. Sanneke de Haan presents this talk.
Ethnic Inequalities in Experience of Mental Distress and Illness and Care
Over six decades of research shows that there are ethnic inequalities in the experiences and outcomes of severe mental illness. Kam Bhui shares his views on conceptual confusions, causes, crises, and campaigns drawing on recent research.
Misunderstanding and Meaning
Often defined in understanding’s shadow, misunderstanding has taken centre stage in the public discourse of this country over the last ten years. In this talk, Andrew Hines (SOAS) discusses misunderstanding and meaning in a way which shines a light on contemporary problems.
Our flagship series of London Lectures deliver accessible evening talks from autumn to spring every year, with a different speaker each week. The 2022-23 series were Words and Worlds: New Directions in the Philosophy of Language and each year the lectures are on a different theme.
Lectures are available on the Royal Institute’s YouTube channel, which attracted over 95,603 in the course of 2022. Papers based on the Lectures are published in annual volumes by Cambridge University Press.
Our annual lectures, which are open to the public free of charge, attract some of the world’s leading philosophers to share their thoughts on a topic of their choice. The lectures are held once a year in Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh and London. Recent lecturers include Heather Widdows, C. Thi Nguyen and Linda Martin Alcoff.
Written over 2000 years ago, Plato’s Symposium – literally, a ‘drinking together’ – is the first example in the Western world of what we would now call a round table discussion. Though we don’t serve drinks, each year we continue that tradition by bringing together four philosophers to discuss a topic of fundamental importance today. Symposia are open to the public free of charge. Find out more and watch discussions from previous years.
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In the mind of a conspiracy theorist →
TRIP at Birmingham invites you to a special screening of Ema Sullivan-Bissett and Anna Ichino’s project on Conspiratorial Ideation and Pathological Belief and with project EPIC (Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion by experts in conspiracy theories, delusional beliefs, misinformation, disagreement, and fake news.