Thursday 10 October 17:30 - 20:30

Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square

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The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia


For World Mental Health Day Nathan Filer, mental health nurse and award-winning writer, will take us on a journey into the psychiatric wards he once worked on. In conversation with nurse consultant and voice hearer Jonathon Slater, Nathan will share the stories of some extraordinary people on their experiences of living with the strange and misunderstood condition we call schizophrenia. Filer’s new book The Heartland (Faber, 2019) debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mad - and what it means to be human. This talk will be live subtitled. The talk will be followed by a drinks reception and book signing. This event is hosted by theΒ RCN Foundation, a charity that supports every member of the nursing team as they care for patients and improve the UK's health and wellbeing. Image:Β 10th Self-Portrait, Bryan Charnley Accessibility The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a hearing loop in the lecture room and the event will have live subtitles.Β We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome. If you have any other needs, please email us at [email protected] and we will assist you wherever possible. View our Terms & Conditions for events here. Where possible, we film events and put them up online. Check our website for footage of past events.

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