Mental Health Humanities

Taking ‘the medical’ beyond clinical encounters, Mental Health Humanities at Birmingham is a network of academics from across the University seeking nuanced and urgent understandings of health and illness. Our aim is to foster transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral entanglements and further the integration of the medical humanities into mental healthcare and medical education.

Our four current areas of interest:

  • narratives, stories, and autobiography
  • lived experiences, power, othered identities and pathologisation
  • affect, empathy, the body
  • teaching, training, and developing clinicians, researchers and academics

Forthcoming Events:


Affect, Empathy, the Body

Friday 11 June 2021 (14:00-17:00)
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Online symposium exploring the ways in which key concepts of affect, empathy, and the body shape the work being carried out by, between, and on the borders of humanities and mental health research.

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