Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Your money, well spent.

As background, BME Health/Ethnic Health Initiative is "a dynamic voluntary sector social enterprise providing education, health, and well being programmes in the community. We work in partnership with statutory and 3rd sector organisations to offer localised, culturally appropriate information, advice, support and learning opportunities tailored to the needs of our clients in order to promote inclusion and effective integration into mainstream life. We also provide external consultancy, advice and management of events."

A fakecharity, in other words.

For some reason, I'm on their email list and for anybody who's interested, here's an overview of their upcoming conference:

Spirit possession is recognised world wide across many cultures and by several religions. Spirit possession is often seen as an idiom of distress causing a change in behaviour and mental well being. Spirit possession is also included in the ICD 10 and DSM IV classifications of mental disorders, yet the extent to which it is recognised and / or discussed in clinical practice is less than we would expect, even in UK cities where there resides a diverse population.

This one day event will consider the critical themes and debates on spirit possession from an anthropological, social, psychological, medical and religious perspective using a range of illustrative case study, clinical practice, research and short film presentations.

Going by the picture, I think they mean it deadly seriously. Whatever next? They'll be saying that our hereditary monarch was chosen by a god and appointing bishops to the upper chamber of parliament or something... ah... right.


Lola said...

I suffer from spirit possession. There's a bottle of Famous Grouse and a bottle of Bushmills conveniently to hand....

Mark Wadsworth said...

L, touché!

Anonymous said...

The saddest part is that they really believe they are doing something useful.