Mental Health and Cultural Diversity International Conference June 22-24 2016, Leicester, UK

Exploring Transformative Practices and Service Models

Leicester (UK), 22-24 June 2016

It is estimated that approximately 450 million people worldwide experience mental ill health. 1 in 4 families worldwide is likely to have at least one member experiencing mental ill health or behavioural difficulties. We know that attitude towards mental ill health vary among people from different cultures, ethnic background and countries. Mental ill health is stigmatised in many cultures forcing people to live in denial or preventing them from seeking help when they require it. Ethnicity and cultural diversity affects perception of mental ill health and service access and utilisation.conference-register-now-blueThe aim of this conference is to discuss and debate transformatory practices, appropriate and acceptable services models from diverse cultural communities around the world.

This conference is for medical, health and social care professionals and service providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers and educationalists. This conference is also for service commissioners, service users and carers, academics, policy makers, and third sector organisations.

Confirmed National/International speakers include:

  • Ananda Galappatti ( Sri Lanka)
  • Dr. Bhargavi Davar (India)
  • Professor Dinesh Bhugra (UK)
  • Professor Harry Minas ( Australia)
  • Professor Kwami Mckenzie ( Canada)
  • Professor James Nazroo (UK)
  • Dr. Jayasree Kalathil (National Survivor User Network, UK)
  • Professor Mike Slade (UK)
  • Olga Runciman (Denmark)
  • Dr. Peter Hughes (UK)
  • Professor Phil Thomas  (UK)
  • Professor Roberto Mezzina (Italy)
  • Professor Suman Fernando (UK)
  • Professor Shashi Shashidharan (UK)
  • Professor Swaran Singh (UK)
  • Professor Vikram Patel ( UK/India)
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