Events

Mental health and forced migration - the role of mental health professionals

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30 March 2011

Time: 2:00pm
Venue: SAD Annex, Dawson Hall, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6BQ

Speaker: Dr Christien van den Anker, Reader, Dept of History, Philosophy and Politics, University of West England and Director of Migrant Rights Centre, Bristol Lead editor of Journal of Global Ethics

Speaker: Jane Herlihy, MPhil DClinPsych CPsychol, Research & Clinical Psychologist, Director for the Study of Emotion and Law.

Chaired by: Dr Ken Carswell and Dr Karin Johansson Blight, Centre for Psychiatry, Queen Mary College

2.00pm - Current context (EU/UK): Forced migration and mental health
Dr Christien van den Anker, Reader, Dept of History, Philosophy and Politics, University of West England and Director of Migrant Rights Centre, Bristol Lead editor of Journal of Global Ethics

3.00pm - Tea

3.30pm - Informing the decision makers: the psychological barriers to seeking protection
Jane Herlihy, MPhil DClinPsych CPsychol, Research & Clinical Psychologist, Director for the Study of Emotion and Law

4.30pm - Feedback and Discussion
           - what is the impact of the current system
           - what is mental health professionals role
           - what can be done to promote mental health and Justice?

For further details about the event or to book a place please contact j.archer@qmul.ac.uk