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The last two years have been a watershed moment for public health, and our thinking about mental health care in 2022 should reflect this. Join us for this programme of free webinars to support new voices and ideas - and update your knowledge of mental health today.
What can our communities do for our mental health?
Monday 27 June, 10am (50 minutes)
Dr Jen Daffin – Community Clinical Psychologist, Platfform
Gain a perspective on current successful examples of a community approach to mental health
Understanding the community alternatives and their benefits, utilising nature and holistic approaches
Learn how trauma is being used as a framework for understanding, preventing, and supporting people affected by the impacts of adversity at an individual and societal level.
Improving standards of delivery for neurodiverse people
Thursday 30 June, 10am (50 minutes)
Dr Euan Hails MBE – Director of Clinical and Therapeutic Governance, Adferiad Recovery
Gain knowledge of the various barriers experienced by neurodiverse people
Understand how services can better accommodate this group of individuals.
Importance of spirituality and cultural sensitivity in practice
Friday 1 July, 10am (50 minutes)
Sarajane Aris – Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr Sara Betteridge – Counselling Psychologist and Family Therapist
Dr Hilary Garraway – Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Discover the importance of exploring an individual's spiritual and cultural beliefs about mental health beyond the white Eurocentric account
Develop an understanding of how your workplace can better accommodate and be sensitive towards a greater awareness of spirituality and different cultural beliefs.
Building services without barriers for the deaf community
Monday 13 June, 11am (50 minutes)
Lenka Novakova – Deaf Advisor
Ffion Griffiths – Service User
Gain knowledge on how services can be more receptive to the needs of the deaf community
Understand how institutional barriers impact the mental health of deaf individuals.
Facing the reality of racial inequality in services and building a better one
Wednesday 15 June, 10am (50 minutes)
Mary Sadid – National Survivor User Network
Maurice Mcleod – Race on the Agenda,
Rheian Davies – Mind
Gain an understanding of how services can be more informed on the unique cultural contexts around people’s experiences of mental health and how that affects the kind of care they need
Learn how a diverse workforce can reshape attitudes, policy, treatment plans and behaviour from an ‘inside out’ approach.
Delivering informed care for the LGBTQ+ community
Friday 17 June, 2pm (50 minutes)
Rob Ward – Just Like Us
Silva Neves – Pink Therapy Clinical Associate
Appreciate the multiple needs of different groups in the LGBTQ+ community
Gain knowledge of the difficulties that some members of the community experience when they come into contact with services.
Empowering young people affected by self-harm through community activism
Tuesday 21 June, 10am (50 minutes)
Hannah Morgan – Heads Above the Waves
Gain insights on the essential role of experts by experience and how their knowledge can vitally inform best practice
Learn about the community interest model, Heads Above the Water aims, and how they are reaching vulnerable young people.
Event postponed - new date/time tba
How to create innovative and impactful suicide crisis services
Friday 24 June, 10am (50 minutes)
Joy Hibbins – Suicide Crisis
Learn how we can work to better understand a client’s individual needs and respond to them
Explore how changes to current crisis services and the provision of new crisis services could transform crisis care.