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.