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Mental health awareness seminars - Handsworth and Lozells

Birmingham City Council’s Handsworth and Lozells CommUNITY Team and Equality Division in partnership with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, are co-ordinating a programme of 6 seminars between January and March 2011 focussing on key issues and areas in mental health.

 

The seminars are targeted at practitioners, policy makers, service providers and third sectors organisations working in the Handsworth and Lozells area with an interest in the mental health and well being of the community. The programme will cover a broad spectrum of issues related to mental health in order to further enhance effective multi agency work. The dates and topics for these ½ day seminars, starting at 10 am, are detailed below and will be hosted by keynote speakers experienced in this area including:

- Kully Ingram – Primary Care Manager
- Lynne Johnson – Safeguarding Lead – Women Domestic Violence
- Dr Vinod Singh-Consultant Psychiatrist
- Dr John Kennedy-Consultant Psychiatrist
- Dr Jeremy Kenny-Herbert-Consultant Psychiatrist
- Tim Newbold – Youth Service Division (YASCC)
- Paul Patterson – Project Manager Youth Space

17th February Mental Health – African Caribbean Men - The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU

24TH February Criminal Justice and Public Health - Handsworth Community Fire Station, 41 Rookery Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 9QU

17th March Young People and Employment - The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU

24th March Young People, Drugs and Alcohol - The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham B6 4UU

Registration and refreshments will be available from 10.00. The seminars will commence promptly at 10.30

The format for the day will comprise of presentations, screening of the film ‘Revolving Door’ followed by round table discussions.

followed by round table discussions. The event will close at 13.00.

To register for your FREE place, (and indicating the sessions you wish to

attend) contact:-

Sonia Anderson on 0121 303 4291 sonia.anderson@birmingham.gov.uk

or Harish Mehra on 0121 303 9865 harish.mehra@birmingham.gov.uk

Places are strictly limited on a “first come first served” basis.