Second All Wales Mental Health Promotion Conference
MILLENNIUM STADIUM, CARDIFF
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
The All Wales Mental Health Promotion Network’s second annual conference was held on the 22 October 2008 at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff. The event was fully-subscribed and extremely well received.
Entitled, ‘Adjusting to Life Events and the Impact they can have on Mental Health’, the conference explored the effect that life circumstances can have on an individuals’, families’ and communities’ mental health.
The day was chaired by Professor Mansel Aylward CB and the keynote speech delivered by Dr Lynne Friedli, Mental Health Promotion Specialist. Dr Friedli works across Europe to support the development of public mental health, as well as delivering training and policy advice within the UK. She is a consultant in public mental health for the Mental Health Foundation and the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health (SDC).
The conference included five workshops focusing on: Bereavement & Loss, Children & Young People, Employment, Health Problems & Healthcare and Older People. Each involved brief presentations from experts in the relevant field and the opportunity for in-depth discussion and debate.
To view a copy of the powerpoint presentations click on the names below:
Professor Mansel Aylward CB (Chair) – Welcome Address
Dr Lynne Friedli – Keynote Speech – Adjusting to life circumstances: mental health, resilience and inequalities
Huw Lewis AM
Professor Andy Smith – Stressful life events
Bereavement and loss
Richard Paterson, Cruse Bereavement Care Cymru
Greg Thomas, Gofal Cymru
Children and young people
David Messum, Conwy County Borough Council
Lynne Walsh, Swansea University
Ceri Harris, Velindre NHS Trust
Health problems and healthcare
Carol Young, EPP Coordinator and Jason Jones, EPP Participant
Sarah Waller, Enhancing the Health Environment Programme
(Visit www.kingsfund.org.uk for information about Enhancing the Healing Environment and to see examples of completed schemes.)
Linda Davies, Welsh Assembly Government and Phil Thomas, Age Concern Cymru