Title: Mind Out, Dorset Mind’s LGBT mental health service in Bournemouth and Weymouth
Event Date: 13 October 2016
Speakers: Mandy Nicholson, Service Delivery Manager for Dorset Mind and Chris Price is Chair of Trustees and Interim CEO of Dorset Mind.
Venue: Cobham Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus
Dorset Mind have been supporting people with their mental health for 70 years, and the LGBTI community for over 10 years. The presentation will consider the correlation between identifying as an LGBTI person and having poor mental health. It will look at our work with supporting LGBTI people through our professionally facilitated support groups and our work with other partners, including our new 6 week LGBTI Wellbeing in Mind courses, developed in association with Skills and Learning.
Mandy is the Service Delivery Manager for Dorset Mind. She is passionate about supporting people to utilise their innate resources to achieve their full potential. Mandy has been working within the Mental Health sector since 2003, in a variety of supportive and therapeutic roles. She has supported people who experience mental health problems to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Mandy is a qualified LGBTI affirmative Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and a CBT Therapist. She has 5 years counselling experience and has worked with LGBTI clients for 4 years. As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Mandy is committed to upholding the BACP’s Ethical Principles and Personal Moral Qualities, which include client-autonomy, justice, fidelity and self-respect. Mandy runs a number of groups for Dorset Mind, including the LGBTI groups, MindOut.
Chris is Chair of Trustees and Interim CEO of Dorset Mind. She is passionate about supporting people throughout Dorset with their mental health. Chris is a member of the NICE Carer Reference Group looking at ‘Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services for Children and Young People’ and is a Dorset CCG Patient and Public Involvement Representative. She is a specialist member of two Tribunals, a member of Bournemouth’s Community Safety Partnership, Dorset’s MAPPA and Dorset’s Advisory Committee. Chris has previously been a Poole Local Authority Education Advisor and has worked in a number of schools in Bournemouth and Poole. She has particular expertise in Autism and Asperger’s, having run a unit for Post 16 students diagnosed on the ASD spectrum, and has delivered training on this subject nationally. Chris is committed to working with statutory and other services to better support people with their mental health.
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World Mental Health Day 2016
The World Mental Health Day 2016 programme is a result of a collaboration between: Bournemouth University; Borough of Poole; Dorset HealthCare University NHS
Foundation Trust; Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner; Dorset Mental Health Forum; Dorset Mind and Healthwatch Dorset.
Monday 10 October: Carers
16:00-17:00 Reality – what is it?
Angus Campbell. Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Patron for Dorset Mind, Patron for Acts Fast
Cobham Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus
To coincide with World Mental Health Day 2016 this event showcases how the Dorset community has come together to explore three key themes from a carer perspective:
• Experience of being a Carer
• Accessing services
It builds on the successful work undertaken at BU in partnership with other stakeholders over the last couple of years
Allsebrook Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus
Tuesday 11 October: Meeting mental health challenges in the community
12:00-13:00 Let’s talk about Self-Harm.
Angela Warren, Service User & Carer Coordinator, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. BG14, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus
16:00-16:40 Skills & Learning Living Well research project
Sarah Brown, Living Well Officer, Sara Plant, Living Well Learner, Vicky Plant, Living Well Learner. Executive Business Centre (EBC),206, Lansdowne campus
16:40-17:20 Dorset Mind: Meeting Mental Health Challenges in the Community
Chris Price, Chair of Trustees and Interim CEO of Dorset Mind and Dr Andrew Mayers, Patron Dorset Mind and Senior Lecturer Bournemouth University
Executive Business Centre (EBC),206, Lansdowne campus
17:30-18:30 I’m a Service User – get me out of here!
Helen Hardcastle, Richmond Fellowship
Executive Business Centre (EBC),206, Lansdowne campus
Wednesday 12 October: Mental Health and homelessness
9:40-10:20 The Big Issue Health Partnerships.
Simon Chilcott, Area Services Manager South West, The Big Issue Foundation and Melissa Scott Specialist Practitioner, Mental Health Homeless Service, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust. BG14 Lecture Theatre, Lansdowne Campus
10:20-11:00 Mental Health and the Homeless
Graeme Willis, BCHA Area Manager for Bournemouth, Berkshire & Hampshire (Supported Housing & Health). BG14, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus
11:00-11:40 Rough Sleepers—Myth and Reality
Peter Russell, Anna Berrisford and Lauren Phillips, Bournemouth Borough Council Rough Sleepers Team. BG14 Lecture Theatre Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus
14:00-15:00 The Big Issue Foundation: Engaging and influencing for social inclusion.
Stephen Robertson Chief Executive Officer, Big Issue The Big Issue Foundation. Marconi Lecture Theatre, Kimmeridge House, Talbot Campus
Thursday 13 October: Mental Health and LGBT
10:20-11:00: LGBT Mental Health - compelling evidence from the UK. Joanna Semlyen, Lecturer in Psychology/Mental Health, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia. Barnes Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus
14:00-14:40 Working with LGBT Mental Health Clients. Jonai da Silva, Mental Health Support Worker, DHUFT and LGBT rep, Unison. Cobham Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus
Andy Hunt Intercom Trust’s Deputy Director, and Head of the Help Support and Advocacy Service. Jacqui Battle Intercom Trusts Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole support and advocacy worker. Cobham Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus
15:20-16:00: Mind Out, Dorset Mind’s LGBT mental health service in Bournemouth and Weymouth. Cobham Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus. Mandy Nicholson, Service Delivery Manager for Dorset Mind and Chris Price is Chair of Trustees and Interim CEO of Dorset Mind
Information stands/Art display
Tuesday 11 October
10:00-16:00 Healthwatch Dorset, Boho Lounge, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus. An opportunity to find out more the Healthwatch Dorset Young peoples project “Be yourself: everybody else is taken"
Wednesday 12 October
10:00-16:00 Poole Community Mental Health Team, Atirum, Poole House
Thursday 13 October
10:30-14:30 Healthwatch Dorset, Atirum, Poole House. An opportunity to find out more the Healthwatch Dorset Young peoples project “Be yourself: everybody else is taken"