Asylum Conference 2017

Asylum Conference 2017

When: Wednesday, 28th June 2017, 10:00 am

Where: Manchester

28th June 2017, 10am – 5pm (Registration from 9:30)

The University of Manchester – Roscoe Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL

The ‘ASYLUM: ACTION AND REACTION’ conference will be held in Manchester on 28 June 2017, 10.00am to 5.00pm (Registration from 9:30). Join us! We have some great speakers. The updated programme for the day is here.

This will be a very special event, a day conference in Manchester to celebrate over thirty years of ASYLUM: International Magazine of Democratic Psychiatry. It will be held in the University of Manchester on Wednesday 28 June 2017. It will be an all-day low-cost conference, with a lower rate for subscribers to Asylum Magazine which will cover refreshments on the day. The theme of the day will be ‘Action and Reaction’, and we have in mind by that title a range of possible meanings, which include the kind of political action we need to build to defend our rights and build better services, and the struggle against reactionary attacks on mental health provision, and we have mind the kind of action that we collectively take and responses to what Asylum has been doing so far.

We have a full programme for the Asylum conference, but still welcome posters for the day which will be in the main foyer for the conference, and we welcome stalls and literature, please contact

The low registration charge for the conference will just cover the costs for the day. We are asking you to come to Manchester to be with us and many other activists, survivors and their allies. This will be a chance to take stock and discuss what we do next, and to share action about the many different kinds of networks you are involved in, to build those networks together.

Please let us know about any dietary requirements. The cost of registration will cover refreshments and lunches.

We have space in the University of Manchester booked for the event, and this means that we will limit numbers attending.

Tickets for this day event have now sold out  (only ticket holders will be admitted on the day)

IN THE EVENING: 18.00- late: Asylum 30 years celebration - This event is free and open to everyone 

It is organised by Alex Dunedin of the Ragged University at Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street,Manchester, M4 1LW  (a large venue in the city centre with free food and drink and music) 

Support us with a donation for the event at the crowd-funding link here!

Asylum website is at:

Facebook event page is at:

Ticket price: Sold Out