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Registration and the call for contributions are now open for the sixth Community Psychology Festival, which will be jointly hosted by Solent, and the British Psychological Society.

10th August 2022
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Registration and the call for contributions are now open for the sixth Community Psychology Festival, which will be jointly hosted by Solent University, and the British Psychological Society from 21 - 22 October.

Community psychology highlights the effects of systemic inequality on mental health and promotes social change and collective wellbeing. The festival brings together psychologists, communities, and voluntary organisations to showcase diverse initiatives that fit with this year’s theme: Communities and the pursuit of liberation: Creativity, culture and connection.

This friendly and accessible educational alternative to an academic conference, with public participation at its heart, is being hosted by Solent’s Wellbeing and Applied Research in Psychology group (WARP) and the British Psychological Society’s Community Psychology Section, this year.

Contributions from related disciplines and opportunities to collaborate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds on any of the strands below, are welcomed: 

  1. Community workshop for the local community. 
  2. Wellbeing and liberation. 
  3. Creative approaches to distress. 
  4. Connecting activist and progressive social movement and ideas. 
  5. Living in times of crisis and the role of community psychology in the 21st century. 

Find out how to contribute and book tickets for the conference here.