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Nottingham Festival of Mental Health 2017

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Celebrating local services and growing mental health awareness…

  • From: Wednesday 5 July 2017, 10 am
  • To: Wednesday 5 July 2017, 3.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 5, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, NG1 4BU,
  • Booking deadline: Monday 3 July 2017, 12.00 am
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NTU’s Well aHead Project brings you the Nottingham Mental Health Festival in recognition of huge progress in the field over the last year. The event will feature keynote speakers, as well as practical workshops.

We invite and encourage mental health professionals, teachers, support staff, and service users to attend.


10:00 Registration & Refreshments

10:30 Welcome and Introduction (Well aHead Project)

11:00 Workshop: What should (& does) Mental Health Support Look Like in HE?

11:30 Key note: Simon Clarke – Clinical Psychologist (NTU, School of Social Science)
Simon will be sharing insight from his career as a Clinical Psychologist, and talking specifically about his own experience of the benefits of collaborative, multi-agency working.

12:10 Workshops: Kinsi Clarke, Service Manager for Migrant Health & Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children – Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF)

The Refugee Experience & Mental Health (Newton N35)
This workshop will outline the mental health support experience for many refugee and asylum-seeking people accessing NNRF services. It will not only provide a local picture of the mental health needs of refugee and asylum seeking communities, but also the many barriers and challenges often faced in accessing appropriate services.
As part of this session, Kinsi will also be seeking your help in identifying possible solutions and improvements to service to reflect the specific needs of this group.

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Ruthe Sawyer, Outreach Team Leader - Base 51

‘Man Up’: Helping young men to talk about mental health (Newton N38)
Building on a long and successful track record of supporting LGBTQ young people, this workshop will introduce Base 51’s recently developed area of work which aims specifically to support young men around matters of mental health. These sessions and activities represent an important, but challenging new area for the team which raises broader questions around gender perceptions and mental health support.
Ruthe will share what the provision looks like so far, what the response and impact has been, and will also share her vision, as well as seek thoughts and ideas on, what the future holds for this important area of the service.

13:00 Lunch

13.50 Key note: Lucy Betts & Gayle Dillon – Reader & Principal Lecturer (NTU, School of Social Science)
Lucy will share her research on cyber-bullying and the subsequent impact on mental and emotional health in schools. Gayle will focus on outlining the links between emotion and behaviour, exploring the understanding of emotions in children, the ability to regulate emotions and the subsequent impact on behaviour.

14:30 Workshop:Pav Kaur, Director – Full Circle Partnership

Create. Nurture. Learn. Transform: Resilience and Managing Transition (Newton N35)
This workshop will outline Full Circle Partnerships’ resilience programme, specifically designed to build positive outlooks and equip young people with the skills to understand, organise and manage their most difficult thoughts and emotions. Pav will share her insight on the benefits of adopting individual and group coaching techniques in a non-specialist context, and the impact it can have on supporting the mental health needs of young people, particularly at key transitional stages.

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Carmain Gibson - Head of Children and Adolescent Inpatient Services
Developing Nottingham's CAMHS Service (Newton N38)
Discussing the expansion of CAMHS services within Nottingham and the opportunities this brings for local young people with mental health needs.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust are investing £24 million into CAMHS services, expanding and moving the current service into a 32 bedded unit compromising of 3 wards; a general adolescent ward, an eating disorder ward and an intensive care unit. On the CAMHS site will also be the CAMHS community teams, Perinatal Inpatient Services and Perinatal Community Services. This session will provide an overview of the new site, proposed ways of working, discussion around vacancies, and opportunities to link with other services.

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Main Entrance
Nottingham Trent University, NG1 4BU

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