Social Change

A new way of thinking about mental health

Conference and workshops in Reykjavik Iceland

27th and 28th of April 2023

Spanning two days of workshops and presentations, we invite attendees to explore alternative understandings outside and inside the dominant, psychiatric perspective.

In our communities, people are seeking meaningful connections and relationships which they do not find help with within our current systems and services. During these innovative two days of presentations, dialogue and interactive workshops led by people with a lived experience of emotional distress or addictions, we will invite conversations on what we can do differently that might lead to social and systemic change.

We welcome attendees from all countries and cultures to join us in Reykjavik, Iceland for this two-day event where we hope to share ideas and perspectives but also to take action on what we can do collectively to bring about change.

These events are coordinated thanks to a collaboration between Geðhjálp (Iceland), Bevisst Likepersonsarbeid (Norway)and Intentional Peer Support (International)

Event information:

Thursday 27th April: Workshops from 9 AM to 4 PM

Friday 28th April: Conference from 9 AM to 4 PM

Guest speakers: Robert Whitaker, Andrew Scull, James Davies, Magnus Hald, Chris Hansen, Lisa Archibald and Amanda Francis

Location: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Cost for both days: 27.000 ISK – for people with disabilities and students 7.000 ISK
Cost for Friday: 14.000 ISK – for people with disabilities and students 5.000 ISK

It is our pleasure to offer you to use our discount link for the online booking engine that will grant you 10% discount from our best available rate at Hotel Reykjavik Grand.

Valid from 25th of April 2023
Valid to 1st of May 2023 

Please send an email to to get the discount link.

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