Mad People’s History & Identification Course

Apply now for Mad People’s History and Identity course  running from 31st October to 5th December 2019
A FREE course by, about and for people who have lived experience of mental health issues.
For more information please contact Elaine Ballantyne
Telephone: 0131 474 0000 E Mail: 


Mad People’s History and Identity is a six week Mad Studies course delivered at Queen Margaret University and open to anyone who has lived experience of mental health issues.
We’ll cover topics including:
• Introduction and Introduction to the course
• What is Mad Studies?
• What is Madness?
• Madness and Intersectionality
• A History of Confinement and Treatments
• Activism
This course will give you the chance to:
• Learn more about mad people’s history and identity in a relaxed and supportive setting
• See yourself and others as “experts by experience”
• Connect with advocacy and activist organisations, locally, nationally and internationally
• Develop confidence and skills to prepare you for further or higher education
• Complete an optional piece of writing to achieve 20 nationally recognised university credits (20 credits at SCQF level 7) Discuss entry into college and university
• See their own experience in a wider context and think critically about mental health and the mental health system