Wax/Owen Mental Health Forum: Week 1
Posted by SANE
20th May 2011

Yesterday saw the first of the Wax/Owen Mental Health Forums with SANE at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Mental_Health_ForumDr Mark Collins gave a brilliant talk on depression, concluding with a question and answer session including Marjorie Wallace, Ruby Wax and Judith Owen. There were some great questions and insights from the audience, which stimulated useful discussion and a deeper understanding of mental illness.
Topics included:

  • Treatments for depression
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Cuts to mental health services
  • Reporting the daily reality of mental illness to SANE so that we can incorporate into our campaigns

Mental_Health_ForumIt was wonderful to have such a diverse audience communicating with SANE and voicing their concerns and opinions - this type of interaction is instrumental to SANE's campaigning and research work, as well as informing how we deliver our Services.

Feedback from the forums was extremely positive, and we can't wait for the next one with Professor Lewis Wolpert on 26th May.

"Relaxed, informal, brilliantly informative – many thanks"

"Mark was brilliant! Straight talking and honest - a refreshing session. Thank you"

"It was unique, brilliant. Thank you, keep up the good work"

Click here to find out more about the Mental Health Forums.

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