Psychoanalysis and Mental Health | Marooned

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The second event within our Suicide series following on from 'The True Nature of Suicide'

Psychoanalysis and Mental Health


'"A play about suicide that needs to be seen"

Saturday 7th May 2022
2.30pm – 6.00pm (BST)

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Or online via zoom

A play by Michael Gray Griffith

With Laurence Belcher, Niamh Cusack, Robert Glenister, Nigel Lindsay.

Directed by Lindsay Posner

Produced by Natasha Harvey | Associate producers Emma Hotopf and Kate Pugh 

'Four souls of different ages, from different walks of life are Marooned in a waiting room in the afterlife. They have no connection other than they have all tried to take their own lives. What drove them to take this drastic measure?  Have they succeeded? Do they wish they hadn’t?

Marooned has been performed several times for the Australian Army as they prepare to roll the play out to several of their mainland bases where it will soon be made mandatory viewing.


"Marooned is a revolution in Suicide Prevention because itentertains and holds an audience’s attention, and while it powerfully conveys its message it manages to leave you feeling uplifted" Army Psychologist LTCOL Andy Cohn

"I laughed, I cried, I felt. It’s raw and extremely real. The actors are beyond amazing, the writing is phenomenal. It was an occasional shifting of bodies that brought you back to the reality that reminded you that this was a play"  Natalie Powel

"Cannot say how much I enjoyed it. Beautifully written. Brilliantly acted. I laughed, I cried and I pondered. A truly wonderful piece of work" Deb Mitchell

A collaboration between the Institute of Psychoanalysis, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Ten Windsor Walk

The screening of the play will be followed by a discussion with:

Dr Rachel Gibbons, psychoanalyst, group analyst and psychiatrist, Chair of the Working Group on the Effect of Suicide and Homicide on Clinicians, at the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dr Gearóid Fitzgerald,  psychoanalyst, psychiatrist in psychotherapy (Yorkshire) and past president of the Balint Society.

Dr Shubulade Smith CBE,  psychiatrist, Clinical Director Forensic Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

Prof David Mosse, father bereaved by suicide and Chair of Haringey Suicide prevention group

Chaired by Dr Kate Pugh and Dr Rachel Gibbons 

Please join us for a drinks reception following the event.


2.30pm - Introduction

2.45pm - Screening

4.15pm - Short break

4:30pm - Discussion

5:30pm - Drinks reception

6:00pm - End of day

REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the lecture, after which time no refunds will be issued.

Concession tickets are available for students, NHS trainees and nurses. Please email if you are unsure if you qualify for a concession ticket.

Registration for this event will close an hour before the live event begins.


May 7th, 2022 2:30 PM through  6:00 PM
ORTUS Learning and Events Centre
82-96 Grove Lane
London SE5 8SN
United Kingdom
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