[lg policy] Fwd: Mental Health and Cultural Diversity International Conference

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at cantab.net
Fri May 20 06:02:03 EDT 2016

I thought this could be of interdisciplinary interest to a range of list members...

(Nothing to do with me though; contact details etc. below)


Dr. Dave Sayers
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University | www.shu.ac.uk
Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk
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Date:    Fri, 20 May 2016 09:48:49 +0000
From:    Raghu Raghavan <rraghavan at DMU.AC.UK>

Dear All

Mental Health and Cultural Diversity International Conference: Exploring 
transformative practices and service models, 22- 24 June, 2016, Leicester, United Kingdom

See attached conference programme, for registration and booking online see conference 

Early bird rates close on 20 May

It is estimated that approximately 450 million people worldwide experience mental ill 
health. 1 in 4 families worldwide is likely to have at least one member experiencing 
mental ill health or behavioural difficulties. We know that attitudes towards mental 
ill health vary among people from different cultures, ethnic background and 
countries. Mental ill health is stigmatised in many cultures forcing people to live 
in denial or preventing them from seeking help when they require it. Ethnicity and 
cultural beliefs affects the perception of mental ill health, help seeking and 
service access, and service utilisation.

The aim of the conference is to explore appropriate and acceptable services for 
people from diverse cultural communities around the world. This conference is for 
medical, health and social care professionals and service providers, including 
psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers and educationalists. This 
conference is also for service commissioners, service users and carers, academics, 
policy makers, and voluntary sector organisations.

We have an excellent programme with 26 panel key notes from national and 
international experts in mental health and over 50 oral and symposia presentation and 
workshops. Our keynote speakers include Professor Vikram Patel (India/UK),Professor 
Dinesh Bhugra (UK), Professor Mike Slade (UK), Dr Bhargavi Davar (India), Professor 
Harry Minas (Australia), Professor James Nazroo (UK),  Olga Runciman (Denmark), 
Professor Sarah Salway (UK), Dr Suman Fernando (UK), Professor Kwami Mckenzie ( 
Canada), Professor Roberto Mezzina (Italy,  Ananda Galappatti (Sri Lanka) and Dr. 
Jayasree Kalathil (UK). This international conference will provide delegates with the 
opportunity to hear about transformative practices and services, understand the 
challenges and develop new ideas, create an environment for exchange and enrichment 
and learn from diverse experiences to increase knowledge to influence mental health 
policy and practice.
Conference venue
Devonshire Place Leicester, 78 London Road, Leicester, United Kingdom, LE2 ORA
Registration Payment and Sign Up
To book your place at the conference please visit DMU Online Store: MHCD 
Registration Fees
Closing Date for Registration Midnight on Friday 10th June 2016

Early Bird fee until
20 May 2016

Fee from
21st May 2016

Students (from country group A, B and C) and UK (registered) service users, carers 
and students

£100 (UK pounds)

£120 (UK pounds)

Attendees group country A*

£250 (UK pounds)

£300 (UK pounds)

Attendees group country B*

£190 (UK pounds)

£225 (UK pounds)

Attendees group country C*

£130 (UK pounds)

£150 (UK pounds)

Attendees group country D*

£60 (UK pounds)

£75 (UK pounds)

Day rate

£100 (UK pounds)

£120 (UK pounds)

Visit our conference website for more information

We hope that you will be able to join us and participate in this existing and 
important discussion on mental health and cultural diversity practices and service 

If you require any further information about the conference registration please 
contact Claire Sedgwick (claire.sedgwick at dmu.ac.uk<mailto:claire.sedgwick at dmu.ac.uk>) 
or Tom Moore (tmoore at dmu.ac.uk<mailto:tmoore at dmu.ac.uk>)

Professor Raghu Raghavan
Chair in Mental Health
Director of Mary Seacole Research Centre
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
De Montfort University
Room 3.26 Edith Murphy House
Leicester LE1 9BH
United Kingdom
Email: rraghavan at dmu.ac.uk<mailto:rraghavan at dmu.ac.uk>
Tel: +44 (0)116 2013831
Twitter @RaghuRaghavan1
International Conference on Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, June 22-24, 
Leicester, UK


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