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…
MAY – Mental Health Awareness Month
1st May – ONLINE Book Club
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.
4th May – LONDON
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.
9th May – ONLINE Launch
Talk with author, Emma Goude, followed by audience Q&A .
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
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 – ONLINE
Northumberland Library Health and Well-being Group
Hosted by Diane W Wright, Senior Librarian of Berwick Library
Interviewer: Vicki Atkinson from Northumberland Library Health and Well-being Group
‘Quality of the video & topic not often discussed. Foreign perspectives.’
11th May – ISPS US Webinar ONLINE
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 – Walk – EPPING FOREST
Organised by the Soteria Network.
Soteria Fundraiser Walk to John Clare’s former High Asylum for Soteria UK
Followed by a pint at the Owl Pub
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.
14th June – Imperial College London ONLINE
12pm-1pm Dr. Russell Razzaque talk about Open Dialogue at the Division of Psychiatry’s weekly Tuesday Lunchtime Virtual Talk.
This event is part one of a two part event. It will be followed by a talk by Emma Goude on 5th July.
5th July – Imperial College London ONLINE
12pm–1pm The Division of Psychiatry virtual talks
This event is postponed until later in the year.
23rd July – bookshop – GODALMING
12pm-1:30pm A Novel Idea, 9 Queen Street, Godalming, GU7 1BA
All proceeds of book sales of A Novel Idea go towards Catalyst, a not for profit organisation, providing a range of services and support for people in Surrey.
Talk and book signing.
30th July LEWES
5.30pm – 6.30pm with book signing from 6.30pm until 7pm
Lewes Library, Styles Fld, Friars Walk, Lewes BN7 2LZ.
Author Talk, reading and Q&A followed by an opportunity to get your signed copy of My Beautiful Psychosis.
1st September – MANCHESTSER
18:00-19:00 The Portico Library, Manchester
‘Getting Better’ Discussion Group as part of their regular Thursday late sessions.
September Date TBC – Workshop – SOUTHAMPTON
Writing for Mental Health Workshop at October Books, Southampton time TBD
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.
September TBC – Open Space – NORWICH
An Open Space event to co-imagine the ideal space in which to have a transformational psychosis/spiritual emergency. For anyone interested in how we might better work with extreme states.