Thursday 23 February 18:00 - 19:00

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Library
16 De Crespigny Park

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59th Maudsley Debate

Health & Wellness

Join us for a topical mental health debate on self-binding directives.

You are invited to attend the 59th Maudsley Debate on β€˜Self-binding directives: This house believes that people should be able to commit themselves to future involuntary treatment.’

Speakers for the motion:

Dr Tania Gergel, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, Psychological Medicine, IoPPN, King’s College London

Professor Allen Frances, Professor & Chair Emeritus of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University

Speakers against the motion:

Dr Arun Chopra, Medical Director at Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Dr Theo Van Willigenberg, Research Fellow Faculty of Religion and Theology VU University Amsterdam


Professor Sally Marlow, Professor of Practice in Public Understanding of Mental Health Research, IoPPN, King’s College London

We will be running the Debate in person and online via MS Teams Live.

1ο»Ώ7.30 - Refreshments

1ο»Ώ8.00 - Debate

1ο»Ώ9.00 - Drinks reception

As we will be using PollEv to vote throughout the Debate, please bring your mobile phone or a device which can connect to the internet. Instructions on how to connect to the internet and use PollEv will be shown before the Debate starts.

*Please note filming will take place throughout this event and could be used for marketing and publicity including our website, social media or any third-party publication.*

*Please be aware that booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee your place. Admission is on a first come, first served basis for ticket-holders. As the event is free, we have to overbook to allow for no-shows and to avoid having any empty seats which could otherwise be enjoyed by those who would like to attend.*

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