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Mental Health Question Time: physical health

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 09 October 2019

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Fit for purpose: how can mental health care professionals support physical health?

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Division of Psychiatry

Location

Room G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre
Roberts building (entrance on Malet Place)
Torrington Place
London
WC1E 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.

 

Chaired by:

David Osborn - Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology

Panellists:

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