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Mental Health Today Live 2022

 

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.

 

Empowering young people affected by self-harm through community activism

Tuesday 21 June, 10am (50 minutes)

Speakers:

Hannah Morgan – Heads Above the Waves

Learning objectives:

  • 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)

Speakers:

Joy Hibbins – Suicide Crisis

Learning objectives:

  • 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.

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What can our communities do for our mental health?

Monday 27 June, 10am (50 minutes)

Speakers:

Dr Jen Daffin – Community Clinical Psychologist, Platfform

Learning objectives:

  • 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.

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Improving standards of delivery for neurodiverse people

Thursday 30 June, 10am (50 minutes)

Speakers:

Dr Euan Hails MBE – Director of Clinical and Therapeutic Governance, Adferiad Recovery

Learning objectives:

  • Gain knowledge of the various barriers experienced by neurodiverse people
  • Understand how services can better accommodate this group of individuals.

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Importance of spirituality and cultural sensitivity in practice

Friday 1 July, 10am (50 minutes)

Speakers:

Sarajane Aris – Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Sara Betteridge – Counselling Psychologist and Family Therapist

Dr Hilary Garraway – Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Learning objectives:

  • 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.

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Building services without barriers for the deaf community

Monday 13 June, 11am (50 minutes)

Speakers:

Lenka Novakova – Deaf Advisor

Ffion Griffiths – Service User

Learning objectives:

  • 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.

Event closed

Facing the reality of racial inequality in services and building a better one

Wednesday 15 June, 10am (50 minutes)

Speakers:

Mary Sadid – National Survivor User Network

Maurice Mcleod – Race on the Agenda, 

Rheian Davies – Mind

Learning objectives:

  • 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.

Event closed

Delivering informed care for the LGBTQ+ community

Friday 17 June, 2pm (50 minutes)

Speakers:

Rob Ward – Just Like Us

Silva Neves – Pink Therapy Clinical Associate

Learning objectives:

  • 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.

Event closed