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Mental health data is no more sensitive than physical health data and both should be used equally in health research. Do you agree or disagree?

Be part of the debate at Manchester Central library on the 30th of November from 18:00 - 21:00.

1 in 4 people in the UK are currently living with a mental health condition.

Despite significant media attention and celebrity campaigns, progress in understanding and treating mental health conditions is still slow. But, what if sharing health information could inform researchers and speed things up?

The sharing of physical health information for research has lead to some important discoveries and may yet save many more lives. But, the use of an individual’s personal health information also raises some important questions regarding privacy, consent and, we could argue, nothing is more private than information regarding your own mental health.

The British Science association and the University of Manchester’s Centre for Health Informatics invite you to join our speakers and debate this question:

Dr Sophie Dix: Director for Research with the mental health charity MQ,
Dr Julie Morton: Senior lecturer in social work at the University of Salford
Dr Michelle O’Reilly: Associate Professor with the University of Leicester and Research Consultant with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Professor Martin Severs: Medical Director and Caldicott Guardian with NHS Digital,

*Please note this event will be filmed, if you would rather not appear in the film please let us know when you arrive.

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