|Student Run Self Help||
Following requests from various groups and individuals we are looking into setting up a student run self help group to support students struggling with depression or anxiety. This group would work along the same frame work as our groups for eating disorders. If you are interested in this, how the project would work or have ideas for how we ought be developing such a program, please get in touch - email@example.com.
We have recruited a new team of volunteers to take over running enough in the autumn term. The group will run along the same lines as it is currently working - there will just be new faces. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Date: Wednesday, 09 June 2010
Time:19:30 - 21:00
Location:Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College
Description People with direct experience of mental health problems have long been aware of the impact of discrimination against people with a psychiatric diagnosis. We are less clear of how discrimination works or how it can be tackled. As a society we have spent millions of pounds trying to tackle stigma and discrimination without a clear model of how change can be achieved. Yet despite all our efforts and all the services we deploy, outcomes for severe mental illness in western society remain worse than in some developing countries.
Professor Graham Thornicroft will speak about the evidence which highlights the impact that discrimination has and explore how we can build a robust model for change.
Carrie-Ann Wade-Williams, communications manager for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Trust will be speaking about the work she does and the importance of involving services uses in development plans for mental health services.