The UCL Unit for Stigma Research will officially launch on 16th February 2018. We look forward to welcoming you to the event.
By Laurie A Poole, on 12 January 2018
The Unit for Stigma Research (UCLUS) seeks to produce boundary crossing research that increases our understanding of stigma in relation to disability, mental health problems and dementia and informs the development of effective interventions designed to tackle stigma at all levels.
On 16th February 2018, UCLUS will host leading experts in the field of stigma research and action who will present innovative ideas and practice work across two key themes (1) Evidence Based Ways of Tackling Intellectual Disability Stigma (2) Lived Experience and Stigma among Mental Health Professionals.
These two themes form the structure of the day, with the morning session devoted to stigma experienced by people with intellectual disabilities and their families. In the afternoon, we will ask whether it is time for more openness in relation to mental health professionals who experience mental health problems themselves and often feel that they need to keep these a secret from others. We are honored to have Professor Patrick Corrigan, of the Illinois Institute of Technology and US National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment as our keynote speaker for the event.
We hope that our launch will be an opportunity for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, self-advocates, and representatives from across the disability and mental health sectors to hear about recent advances, connect and share ideas.
We are pleased to have the following speakers present their work at the event, and we are sure that they will inspire reflection on the effects of stigma on those affected by it, and recognition of the need for continued research and innovative practice to challenge stigma at all levels.
Morning Session (10.00 – 12:30)
Tackling Intellectual Disability Stigma at Multiple Levels
Tackling Institutional Stigma
A Film-based Digital Intervention to Challenge Stigma in Nigeria and Kenya
Changing Attitudes within Schools: The All In Award
The Standing Up For Myself (STORM) Programme
Afternoon Session (13:30 – 17:00)
Supporting Doctors who Experience Mental Health Problems
Screening of ‘The Wounded Healer’ followed by Q & A
Tackling Mental Health Stigma within Mental Health Services
Honest Open Proud for Mental Health Professionals
Closing Words and Chair of Q&A
To secure a place, please register at: https://tinyurl.com/yasuc4de.
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