Mental Health Question Time: physical health
09 October 2019, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Fit for purpose: how can mental health care professionals support physical health?
This event is free.
Division of Psychiatry
Room G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture TheatreRoberts building (entrance on Malet Place)Torrington PlaceLondonWC1E 7JE
People living with mental illnesses have an increased risk of developing a physical illness compared with the general population—and when they experience ill-health, they have poorer access to adequate medical services. This inequity results in worse health and shorter lives for individuals with diagnoses ranging from schizophrenia to depression.
There is increasing interest in preventing and managing physical health problems in people with mental illnesses. But are changes in clinical practice, or even mental health services, enough? What exactly is driving the mortality and morbidity gap, and do we need to think bigger by addressing its societal and economic drivers?
Join us for the third Mental Health Question Time of 2019 at 6pm on the 9th of October, where you will get the opportunity to discuss these issues with an expert panel.
David Osborn - Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology
Fiona Gaughran - Director of Research and Development at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in London
Simon Gilbody - Professor of Psychological Medicine and Health Service Research
Paul Chadwick - Consultant Clinical and Health Psychologist specialising in behaviour change
Kevin James - Peer Consultant & Change Agent
Andy Bell - Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health
Simran Sandhu - Mental Health Intelligence Network – Programme Manager, Public Health England
Cam Lugton - Independent Consultant in Public Health