The aims of the conference
Who Should attend?
This conference will be relevant to all professionals in the field of Mental Health and Social Care, including those from Local Authorities and NHS trusts across the UK, Social Workers, Approved Mental Health Professionals, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Early Intervention Teams, CPN’s, OT’s, Chaplains, Community Faith Leaders & Healers, Equality Leads, Community Development Workers, Service User Representatives, Charities, Third Sector, Educational Establishments, Academics and Policy makers.
Queen Mary, University of London is delighted to host this two-day workshop on anthropological methods in clinical practice and research. The workshop will be introduced by Professor Kamaldeep Bhui (QMUL). The speakers are leading experts in the field of ethnography, anthropology and psychiatry.
Medical anthropology examines the social and cultural dimensions of health, illness and healing. Its central research paradigm -ethnography- is a qualitative research design aimed at exploring cultural phenomena. Through participant observation, the observer engages in ongoing activities of a cultural group and records observations allowing for an in depth description of the experience of illness. This two-day workshop provides an introduction to anthropological methods through lectures, seminars and practical workshops and focuses upon a number of topics: setting up an ethnographic study, participant observation, ethics, data analysis and writing ethnography. These themes will be illustrated through lectures on specific health-related topics. Furthermore, participants will be encouraged to set up their own ethnographic research projects.
The workshop will take place in the vibrant central campus of Queen Mary University in Mile End, on the 10th and 11th of July 2013 and will run from 9 to 5. Both days will commence with presentations and discussion and it will continue with practical workshops.
Places are limited, so please register your interest and book your place as soon as possible.
Prof Kamaldeep Bhui QMUL
Dr Simon Dein UCL
Prof Roland Littlewood UCL
Dr Sumeet Jain University of Edinburgh
Dr Rodney Reynolds UCL
Aaron Parkhurst UCL
Dr Jane Derges UCL
Date and Time
10th July 2013, 9:00-5:00
11th July 2013, 9:30:5:00
Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London
Francis Bancroft Building, Room 2.40
How to book
Please use the following link to book your place:
Fees & Rates
The workshop will cost £180 for two days.
Mile End on Hammersmith and City, District and Central lines; and Stepney Green on the Hammersmith and City and District lines.
Also the following buses stop near Mile End Underground station:
277, D5, D6, D7.
309 stops outside Stepney Green tube station.
Please attachment for full timetable and further information on the workshop
Nothing About Us, Without Us - Voices from the Global South
28th-29th November 2015
Movement For Global Mental Health is delighted to announce the fourth Global Mental Health Summit to be held at the TISS Campus in Mumbai, India on the 28th and 29th of November 2015. The focus of this year’s Global Health Summit, themed “Nothing About Us, Without Us”, will be driven mainly by persons living with mental health issues from different social, cultural and educational ecosystems. The aim is to bring to the forefront voices of individuals from marginalized backgrounds, those who are rarely represented in discussions related to the mental health agenda.
We invite contributions (for both the scientific and non-scientific sessions that include theatre, short films, music, dance and other art forms) that highlight the issues faced by people living with mental health issues. People interested in attending and presenting at the Summit should contact the secreatariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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