Wednesday, 13 February 2013

HEALTH UK psychologist to talk on families and mental health outcomes

Families matter in mental health

Leading UK clinical psychologist Dr GrĂ¡inne Fadden believes that family involvement can help people affected by mental health issues. She will be giving a master class on the subject at GMIT Castlebar Campus on Thursday, February 14.
The class, ‘Working Collaboratively with Families in Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities’, is open to everyone – service users, relatives, mental-health professionals, students and anyone with any interest in the area.
Dr Fadden has worked in the area of family work throughout her career, in clinical practice, research, training and, more recently, in relation to influencing organisational change to incorporate family work routinely into mental-health services. She has also written extensively on the effects of mental-health problems on families, on the ways in which families can be supported and on the training of mental health professionals to work with families.
A consultant clinical psychologist, she is based at the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust, and is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. She is also director of the multi-award-winning Meriden Family Programme, which has trained over 4,000 people to work with families. Dr Fadden has also received the prestigious Marsh Award, a lifetime achievement award given by Rethink, the UK national mental-health charity, for her outstanding contribution to mental health.

‘Working Collaboratively with Families in Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities’, a master class by Dr GrĂ¡inne Fadden, takes place at GMIT Castlebar from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday, February 14. Admission is free. For more information, contact the HSE Mayo Recovery Mental Health team at 094 9049112 or 094 9049197. To access a webcast of the talk, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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