Talking about mental health - mental health in the media
Posted Friday 8 January 2010
Mind’s Open Up project is proud to be supporting the free One in Four conference 'Talking about mental health - getting it right' - in London on 1 February. One in Four is a national magazine written by people with mental health difficulties. Open Up is supporting them to deliver the conference as part of their Open Up Initiatives Scheme.
The conference will look at the ways in which mental health and wellbeing is represented in the media and think about how we can all get better at discussing it. It bring together professionals, people who experience mental health difficulties, and people with a foot in both camps, to set a new agenda for how the media, companies and public bodies talk about mental health. Speakers and panellists include: Alastair Campbell, former Director of Communications for Tony Blair, journalist and mental health awareness campaigner, Debra Allcock Tyler CEO, Directory of Social Change, Sue Caro, Senior Diversity Manager, BBC, Jacqui Thornton, former Health Editor The Sun, Shaun Crowe, Regional Co-ordinator, London Mental Health and Employment Partnership and Heather Payne, Media Action Worker at South Warwickshire User Forum.
Places must be booked in advance. For more information and to book a place, go to http://www.oneinfourmag.org. Open Up is part of Time to Change and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.