This is our twelfth annual mental health conference.
The theme for this one day conference (being held on World Mental Health Day) is 'Dignity in Mental Health'
We believe that effectively supporting people experiencing mental health problems is one of the greatest public health challenges of our time. Stigmatising and discriminatory treatment can be particularly distressing when a person is experiencing a health crisis.
We all have mental health, and by failing to treat people with mental health problems with dignity we make it more difficult to ensure that everyone takes steps to safeguard their wellbeing and to seek help, as it can lead to self-stigma, low confidence, low self-esteem, withdrawal and social isolation.
This conference is an ideal forum for people working within the mental health field and from the wider network of related disciplines in our schools and communities to share their experiences and ideas and offer hope for people in their recovery journey dealing with mental illness.