Dr Andy Mayers, announced a series of events for World Mental Health Day. Held from 10-13 October, the presentations are being hosted by Bournemouth University, where he is a senior lecture. Dr Mayer’s field is psychology – he specialises in child and family mental health (especially perinatal mental illness, such as postnatal depression).
The World Mental Health Day 2016 programme is a collaboration between: Bournemouth University; Borough of Poole; Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust; The Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner; Dorset Mental Health Forum; Dorset Mind and Healthwatch Dorset.
The World Mental Health Day 2016 timetable
Here are a few highlights from the programme (please note there are further events to confirm, so this may change):
10th October – World Mental Health Day
16.00-17.00 ‘Reality – what is it?’
Angus Campbell, the Lord Lieutenant of Dorset and one of our Patrons
, speaks about his personal experience of mental health
. Angus is also Patron for Acts Fast
16.40-17.20 ‘Meeting the challenge of mental health in the community.’
Chris Price, Interim CEO of Dorset Mind, speaks about the need for the mental health services Dorset Mind delivers throughout Dorset
. Dr Mayers will also speak about his role as Patron for Dorset Mind and the need for a youth mental health service locally.
‘The Big Issue Mental Health Partnerships’
Simon Chilcott, Area Services Manager for The Big Issue Foundation
and Melissa Scott, Specialist Practicioner for Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust discuss how both organisations work together
in the South West.
‘Mental Health and LGBT’
This seminar features a talk by Dorset Mind’s Service Delivery Manager Mandy Nicholson, and Chris Price. They will look at Dorset Mind’s work supporting LGBTI people
through the MindOut
support group. They will also talk about the new LGBTI Wellbeing in Mind
courses developed with Skills and Learning
For the full table of events including tickets (all seminars are FREE), please see here
You can also find out more information on Twitter
using the following hashtag: #WMHDBU16
, or by following Dr Andy Mayers here