The Institute of Mental Health Sciences (IMHS) at Ulster University is hosting a FREE half day conference 2nd June 2021

Mental Health Across the Life-course

The Institute of Mental Health Sciences (IMHS) at Ulster University is hosting a FREE half day conference 2nd June 2021

About this Event

In anticipation of the pending Mental Healthy Strategy for Northern Ireland, this year’s theme is Mental Health Across the Life-course.

This past year has seen extraordinary efforts from practitioners, policymakers and researchers alike in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Despite promising news of vaccine success, there remains concerns of the mental health and wellbeing implications of the pandemic and the need to consider future response planning.

One of the Institute aims is to maximise collaborative efforts across civic society to promote and impact mental health and wellbeing through innovation in research and education and implementing evidence into practice and policy.


Conference Programme

Conference Programme
TimeSession
9.30am – 10am Morning Keynote: Prof. Siobhan O’Neill – Interim Mental Health Champion NI
10am – 10.45am

Panel Discussion – Mental Health Action Plan – MH Across the Life course

  • Prof. Siobhan O’Neill - Interim Mental Health Champion NI
  • Dr. Ciaran Shannon NHSCT
  • Karen Bester - Recovery College
  • Sean Holland - Chief Social Worker, HSC NI
  • Magda Soares-Pinto – Youth Representative
10.45am - 11am

Comfort Break

11.00am – 12pm Parallel sessions – 5 Themes for Submission
12pm - 12.30pm Overview of IMHS UU/ Wrap-up Prof. Mark Tully IMHS Director

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for Abstracts: 23rd April, 2021

Notice of acceptance for Abstracts: 7th May, 2021

This year’s ONLINE conference aims to provide a space for discussion and reflection on our pending mental health strategy as well as an opportunity for research presentations which fall under one of our IMHS core themes:

  1. Trauma & Mental (ill) Health
  2. Resilience and Well-being in the Young
  3. Mental Health in Later-life and Cognitive Decline
  4. Big Data and Population Sciences
  5. Care and Recovery

You will first be asked to register . Your proposal submission must include the following:

  • Lead Author Name
  • Title of Presentation
  • Presentation Theme
  • Names of any co-authors
  • Abstract (250 words max)

Presentations should be no more than 12 mins long. Please follow the link to submit your abstract:

Abstract Submissions

If you have any queries, please email imhs@ulster.ac.uk.

Please note that registered guests will receive joining instructions via email prior to the event.

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Event info

09:30AM to 12:30PM

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