Do you work with clients from different cultures?
Do you work with refugees and asylum seekers abroad or in the UK?
Do you have an interest in delivering psychological interventions in low to middle income countries?
Join the South East Coast and South Central branches of the Division of Clinical Psychology for a thought provoking, interactive day on Global Mental Health. The day will include perspectives from experts by experience, professionals working in the field of Global Mental Health, and an interactive forum that will reflect on ethical and professional issues regarding the role of Psychology in Global Mental Health.
The programme for the day will include:
- Opening presentations that will introduce current issues in field of Global Mental Health (Dr Aiysha Malik) and a critique of the concept of Global Mental Health (Dr Derek Summerfield & Dr China Mills)
- Presentations from Experts by Experience:
Kolbassia Haoussou: CEO of Survivors Speak OUT Network
Dean Atta: Spoken Word Artist
Yomi Sode: Writer and Facilitator
- Presentations from other speakers including:
Dr Howard Fine: Work of British Red Cross Psychosocial Support Service
Dr Alison Beck & Dr Elaine Hunter: Working in Sierra Leone: The impact on aid workers
Dr Katy Robjant: Delivering Narrative Exposure Therapy in East Africa
Dr Suaad Genem-George: Human rights, social justice, activism and experience: implications for Global Mental Health
Chris Underhill: Community based mental health care in low to middle income countries
- An interactive forum: "Reflecting on the ethics and professional issues regarding the role of Psychology in Global Mental Health"
National policies advocate for the involvement of NHS healthcare staff in Global Health. Whilst related mental health professional bodies have been active in developing collaborative links with low and middle income countries, there is currently no formal dedicated process for psychologists to meet the objectives outlined by such policies. Whether you are a psychologist, a researcher, a student, or a mental health professional we invite you to take part in a wider discussion, reflecting on the ethics and professional issues regarding the role of psychologists and other UK-based professionals in Global Mental Health.
Mid-morning refreshments and a sandwich lunch will be provided. There is also a cafe on site if delegates require additional refreshments.
Fee also includes free Wifi and a CPD certificate.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By London Underground
Take the Piccadilly line to Holloway Road station. On leaving the station, turn left and walk that direction, under the railway bridge for five minutes. Resource for London in on the opposite side of the road and can be reached by using the pedestrian crossing.
Buses 4, 17, 29, 43, 153, 253, 259, 271, 279 and X43 stop within a short walk of Resource for London. Also there are mobility buses available in the area, these are numbered 920, 921, 923 and 927.
Unfortunately there is no parking specifically for this venue. We advise that you come by public transport. If you need to drive you can find out about local parking restrictions here (these vary depending on events at the Emirates Stadium) - http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/station/holloway-road-london/
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email GMHconf2016@gmail.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No you do not need a printed ticket. Please bring proof of BPS/DCP membership or student status if you have purchased one of these ticket types.
Can I update my registration information / get a refund / transfer my ticket?
If you have extenuating circumstances requiring one of these actions, please contact us at GMHconf2016@gmail.com and we will consider individual circumstances.
Conference organisers: Dr Aiysha Malik (Clinical Psychologist; South Central DCP), Natalie Isaia (Trainee Clinical Psychologist; South East Coast DCP; University of Surrey), Lizzy Goad (Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Surrey), Tom Vlietstra (Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Surrey), Sofia Weidenbach-Gerbase (Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Canterbury Christ Church University)