PRESENTATION: Surviving Activism
In her presentation, Elizabeth will talk about the emotional and political fault lines of working in mental health in the social and economic fallout from the pandemic. This session will involve a conversation about how we might bring about change and organise in a way that we can sustain ourselves and the people around us.
Dr Elizabeth Cotton is a researcher and educator in the fields of employment relations and mental health at work. Her background is in international employment relations, working for Global Union Federations in countries in the global south and transition economies on educational and organising programmes. She returned to the UK in 2007 to work in academia and train in adult psychotherapy at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic. She is the founder of http://www.survivingwork.org and is an Editor in Chief of the British Sociological Association’s ABS4 Work, Employment & Society which publishes on key debates about the future of work. Elizabeth’s current research focuses on the ‘Uberization’ of mental health services, which can be accessed here http://www.thefutureoftherapy.org.