An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds
The Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry and the Social Care Research Workforce Unit invite you to a workshop on
The Challenges of Mental Health for Social Science and Policy
Date: 19th June 2014
Time: 9:00 – 18:00
Location: King’s College London, Waterloo Campus, Franklin-Wilkins Building, First Floor, Room 1.70
Speakers: Professor Derek Bolton; Dr Mary DeSilva; Professor Jill Manthorpe; Dr. Martin Stevens; Professor Nikolas Rose; Dr. Dominique Béhague
Register by 9 June: download registration form
Recently, understanding mental health has increased in relevance for improving overall health and well-being. Initiatives include the Movement for Global Mental Health and the 2014 international mental health leadership exchange hosted by the UK. The new DSM-5 was released in 2013, raising significant questions about the ‘nature’ of mental health and diagnosis, treatment and management of mental illness. This mental health workshop will reflect these important developments.
Participants will be invited to focus on particular issues in mental health from varied theoretical and methodological perspectives addressing such questions as:
The workshop will involve plenary and breakout sessions involving problem-solving and training in methodological approaches. It will provide opportunities for postgraduate and senior researchers to share research experience and address questions better understood from the perspectives of social sciences, policy research and health sciences by developing research methods and engaging in discussions of contemporary theoretical developments. In so doing it will open up the possibilities for new collaborative engagements by PhD students.