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Our Patron announces seminars for World Mental Health Day

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. 11th October 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. 12th October ‘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. 13th October ‘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.  ]]>

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