Interdisciplinary Lunchtime Seminar (TO BE RESCHEDULED)

Reclaiming Recovery: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Recovery Approach in Mental Health Service and Suicide Prevention

2020-03-17 12:00:002020-03-17 13:00:00Asia/Hong_KongReclaiming Recovery: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Recovery Approach in Mental Health Service and Suicide Prevention

Interdisciplinary Lunchtime Seminar (TO BE RESCHEDULED)
Reclaiming Recovery: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Recovery Approach in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Dr. Lynn Tang
(Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Social Policy, Lingnan University)

Date: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Venue: Room 201, 2/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong
Enquiry: (852) 3917-5772, ihss@hku.hk

    2020-03-17 12:00:002020-03-17 13:00:00Asia/Hong_KongReclaiming Recovery: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Recovery Approach in Mental Health Service and Suicide Prevention

    Interdisciplinary Lunchtime Seminar (TO BE RESCHEDULED)
    Reclaiming Recovery: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Recovery Approach in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

    Dr. Lynn Tang
    (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Social Policy, Lingnan University)

    Date: To be confirmed
    Time: To be confirmed
    Venue: Room 201, 2/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong
    Enquiry: (852) 3917-5772, ihss@hku.hk

      Overview

      Title:

      Reclaiming Recovery: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Recovery Approach in Mental Health Service and Suicide Prevention

      Speaker:

      Dr. Lynn Tang (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Social Policy, Lingnan University)

      Date:

      To be confirmed

      Time:

      To be confirmed

      Venue:

      Room 201, 2/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong (Map)

      Language:

      English

      Enquiry:

      (Tel) (852) 3917-5772
      (Email) ihss@hku.hk

      Title:

      Reclaiming Recovery: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Recovery Approach in Mental Health Service and Suicide Prevention

      Speaker:

      Dr. Lynn Tang (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Social Policy, Lingnan University)

      Date:

      To be confirmed

      Time:

      To be confirmed

      Venue:

      Room 201, 2/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong (Map)

      Language:

      English

      Enquiry:

      (Tel) (852) 3917-5772
      (Email) ihss@hku.hk

      Abstract

      The recovery movement originated in the US in the late 1980s, with service users challenging the dominant psychiatric power in mental health system and advocating for seeing recovery as a self-determined journey with self-defined goals. Since then, the concepts of Recovery Approach have been mainstreamed in mental health policies in Anglophone countries. However, its implementation under neoliberalism in these countries has been criticised. This seminar will consist of three parts. First, I will review the debates over the controversy of the Recovery Approach. Second, I will present the findings of a study that explores the way social inequalities shape the journeys of Chinese mental health service users in the UK. Rather than giving up the concept of recovery, I argue for the need to reclaim and reconceptualise it as a project of community that puts social justice at the core and tackle multilevel inequalities. Third, based on the debates and empirical research overseas, I will discuss the application of the Recovery Approach in the local context, with a particular focus on suicide prevention in Hong Kong.

      About the Speaker

      Dr. Lynn Tang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at Lingnan University. Her core research areas include mental health, social inequalities and related policies. She completed her PhD study at the University of Warwick. She has worked at the Centre of Excellence for Interdisciplinary Mental Health, the University of Birmingham, and Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, the University of Hong Kong. Her book Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality (Routledge, 2017) was the finalist of the British Sociological Association’s Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize.

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