Registration now open – Social Power and Mental Health conference

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Registration now open – Social Power and Mental Health conference

 25 & 26 March 2020, 12 noon – 8pm; CRASSH, University of Cambridge

Keynote speakers: Rachel Waddingham and Imogen Tyler
Programme includes Peter Beresford, Sarah Carr, Alex Leon, Helen Spandler, Rianna Walcott

Do you have experience of mental health issues and/or psychiatric service use?

Are you conducting research into mental health?

If you answered yes to one – or both – of these questions, then please do take part in this conference.

Social Power and Mental Health brings together people with lived experience of mental health challenges, and researchers. The aim is to start conversations between these two groups of experts, while recognising that many people belong in both group

Disempowered social groups face an increased risk of mental health issues. They are more likely to experience difficult economic, social and environmental conditions. Race, gender, sexuality, disabilities and social class intersect with these. At the same time, mental health issues are widely stigmatised. And people from disempowered social groups are much more likely to be labelled ‘mentally ill’. How do these inequalities appear, and why? And what steps could be taken to challenge them?

Free places and financial support are available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend. Register here

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