Psychological Well-being and Forensic Mental Health Conference 2015

On Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March, postgraduate students took part in the Psychological Well-being and Forensic Mental Health Conference 2015 hosted by the Division of Psychology.

On Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March, postgraduate students took part in the Psychological Wellbeing and Forensic Mental Health Conference 2015 hosted by the Division of Psychology. The conference was linked to the Theory and Application to Mental Health module on the MSc Psychological Well-being and Mental Health and the MSc Forensic Mental Health courses.

The students were given real-life problems or scenarios provided by a range of external organisations. These organisations included: The Care Quality Commission, Framework Business Consultancy Ltd., Framework Charity and Housing Association and MUTED (Men Understanding, Treating and Experiencing Depression). The students conducted research for ten-weeks during the Spring term, using their academic knowledge and research skills to provide a practical solution to these problems.

The conference was an opportunity for the students to present their research to not only representatives from the organisations, but also to academics from within the division and fellow students.

Dr. Mhairi Bowe, Lecturer in the Psychology Division and conference organiser said: "The conference saw students from the MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health and MSc Forensic Mental Health courses take part in a two day showcase of their research work in response to consulting scenarios provided by local organisations, businesses, and charities.

"The presentations covered issues relating to depression, redundancy, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, relationship breakdown, management, occupational health, and many more. Representatives from each organisation attended the talks, and it is hoped that some lasting relationships between students and organisations may result from the conference. Students described the experience as both valuable and unique."

Find out more about the MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health and the MSc Forensic Mental Health courses.

Psychological Well-being and Forensic Mental Health Conference 2015

Published on 21 May 2015
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