My Beautiful Book Tour

My Beautiful Psychosis

My Beautiful Psychosis was published by Aeon Books on World Mental Health Day 2020 but covid restrictions have prevented me from doing a book tour. So I have been unable to realise my dream of travelling around in a campervan, giving talks and sharing my story to promote a new system of mental health treatment called Open Dialogue

UNTIL NOW…

1st May My Beautiful Psychosis Online Book Club

The ISPS US Book Club is reading and discussing My Beautiful Psychosis throughout May

Organised by the ISPS US – International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

Includes an ISPS US webinar on 11th May (see below) and a meet the author online event on 5th June (please contact me for details).

4th May London

Peer Supported Open Dialogue Conference

09:30 – 16:30 BST The Salvation Army (Regent Hall), 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DJ

Dr. Russell Razzaque introduced Emma and signed copies of the book were available to purchase.

This event was filmed by Green Lane Films and will be made available on YouTube. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the channel and put your notification bell on so that you don’t miss it.

Mental Health Awareness Week

9th May Exeter

My Beautiful Book Tour LIVE ONLINE LAUNCH via Zoom

As part of Bloom Festival organised by Exeter Phoenix

Talk with author, Emma Goude, followed by audience Q&A .

Signed copies of My Beautiful Psychosis were available to purchase at the Recovery Devon stall on 10th May at Exeter Library Mental Health Fair.

10th May Exeter

Exeter Library Mental Health Fair

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Exeter Library partnered with Recovery Devon and Adoddle to host a mental health awareness fair

Copies of My Beautiful Psychosis were available to purchase at the Recovery Devon stall in the foyer of Exeter Library

1291 passed through the fair and about 300 conversations or connections were made in total. All the ones Emma had were meaningful and connecting.

10th May Northumberland

Northumberland Library Health and Well-being Group

Author Q&A Talks Series live streamed via zoom

Hosted by Diane W Wright, Senior Librarian of Berwick Library

Interviewer: Vicki Atkinson from Northumberland Library Health and Well-being Group

Attendee feedback:

Insightful

‘Quality of the video & topic not often discussed. Foreign perspectives.’

11th May ISPS US Webinar

Webinar for the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis with Gogo Ekhaya Esima discussing the value of “working through” extreme or psychotic experiences, instead of suppressing them.

21st May, Epping Forest, Essex

Organised by the Soteria Network.

Soteria Fundraiser Walk to John Clare’s former High Asylum for Soteria UK

11.30 to 14.00

Meet at Chingford Station E4 6AL at 11.30 am

Followed by a pint at the Owl Pub

See map details https://goo.gl/maps/wLpxMt4HyaqhrcdN7

I will be reading extracts from My Beautiful Psychosis and signing books at The Owl Pub afterwards.

Soteria UK is a part of an international network promoting the development of drug-free and minimum medication therapeutic environments for people experiencing ‘psychosis’ or extreme states.

5th July Imperial College London Online

12pm – 1pm The Division of Psychiatry virtual talks 

With staff from Central and North West London & West London NHS Trusts

16th July October Books, Southampton

Due to popular request My Beautiful Book Tour will be in Southampton.

October Books is a local, radical and ethical bookshop and is Southampton’s premier independent bookshop.

It is owned and controlled by staff, members and customers, in the heart of Portswood’s independent high street. They supply the latest releases and classics, ethical, fair trade and organic foods, green cleaning products and toiletries, and a popular range of quirky, beautiful and thought provoking greetings cards.

30th July – A Novel Idea, Godalming, Surrey

9 Queen Street, Godalming, GU7 1BA

A Novel Idea is a bookshop which is staffed entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers. 

All proceeds of book sales go towards Catalyst, a not for profit organisation, providing a range of services and support for people in Surrey.

Time and exact nature of the event TBC but a book signing is guaranteed.

 

PLUS MORE DATES TO COME…

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