Preliminary Programme

3rd December – 5.00pm – Registration opens Old Government House, University of Auckland

3rd December – 6.00pm – Welcome Reception at Old Government House, University of Auckland

4th December – 9.00am – Conference commences with Powhiri, Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland

5th December – 6.00pm – Conference Dinner at Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland

7th December – 10.00am – 1.00pm – Witness Seminar

Further details and draft programme including keynotes and concurrent sessions to follow.

Witness seminar, Saturday 7 December

“Experiences of Deinstitutionalisation”

Conveners Kate Prebble and Cathy Coleborne

The aim of the seminar is to record the memories of people who were involved in the deinstitutionalisation of New Zealand mental hospitals between 1970 and 2000. Through a structured process of group discussion participants will be invited to share individual experiences and to discuss certain events and/or phenomena. Approximately 25 people from a range of backgrounds will be invited to participate. They will include: policy-makers, administrators, health professionals, service users, family members and advocates. Maori and non-Maori will be represented. Conference attendees will be invited as observers.

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