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Bodies of Water: Trauma and Healing in Health and Care

About the event

In this session, we will be drawing on real life narratives to explore resistances and more multi-layered stories of health, sickness and challenging institutional trauma both as experts by experience (service users) and as practitioners. This session is for those who have lived experience, and/or professional or personal interest in navigating healthcare and medical institutions.

We’ve been thinking creatively with the idea of water. Like water, care is a basic need. We want to dream about the rivers of care that collectively flow into the oceans of abundance.

If you wish to think with a small group of people about care, health journey and reimagining our paths to healing – join us for an immersive creative session.

Those hosting the session are members of Reimagining Health and Care: Addressing Medical and Institutional Trauma (REMIT): a project aimed at addressing the individual and systemic harms that marginalised people experience when accessing health and social care. REMIT creates spaces where we can process our experiences, build rigorous analysis and reclaim our own narratives around our health journeys. REMIT first ran in 2021 with two 5-month pilot programmes: one focusing on the experiences of experts by experience and one for health care practitioners. The former was a regular healing space for participants to process the impact of navigating health services and the structural harms that happen within them. Meanwhile, the health care practitioner cohort explored how they can reduce harm within the institutions and systems they work in, recognising that they are also navigating their own relationships to healing as users of health services.

This session will be run by Dzifa Afonu, Tulika Jha and Rachel Piper.


These sessions will be online with closed captioning available. If there are any access needs you’d like us to consider, please email info@healingjusticeldn.org.