Title: I’m a Service User – get me out of here!
Event Date: 11 October
Speaker: Helen Hardcastle
Venue: Executive Business Centre, 306, Lansdowne Campus
The aim of this talk is to give a Service User, who has had the diagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder most of her life, a full account of the impact the disorder has had on her life.
She will outline her experience of the illness, the impact it has had on her life, including relationships, education, employment, finances, etc.
Hear how she has learnt to cope in the community, with the support of family, peers and professionals, giving some real-life examples of both bad and good experiences and giving some tips on what has/would have helped her manage her illness.
Helen Hardcastle has had Bipolar Affective Disorder most of her life, although it was only diagnosed in 1990. She is a qualified Occupational Therapist and was a Head Occupational Therapist in mental health in London, before re-locating to Bournemouth.
She has a degree in Psychology.
She currently works for the mental health charity, Richmond Fellowship, as a volunteer/peer support co-ordinator – her job involves recruitment, training, support and supervision of peer support volunteers. She was also Project Manager for the Time to Change project at Richmond Fellowship, tackling stigma and mental health.
She also does work for the Carer & Service User Partnership at Bournemouth University, and talks for Dorset HealthCare.
In the past, she has been involved with OT student training and she has run workshops for OTs on mental health.
She also worked for Dorset Mental Health Forum as peer support group development worker and for RETHINK, designing and delivering courses such as assertiveness, de-cluttering, etc.
She set up the local Bournemouth & Poole Bipolar self-help group and has been active with Bipolar UK, organising regional days and talking at their national conferences.
She lives with her husband and slightly demented dog.
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The World Mental Health Day 2016 programme is a result of a collaboration between: Bournemouth University;Students' Union 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!
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
Wednesday 12 October: Mental Health and Armed Forces (Talbot Campus)
15:00-16:00 PTSD and How It Effects our Military Personnel and Veterans in the UK
David Wood, Military Covenant Advisor, Help 4 Homeless Veterans
K103 Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus
16:00-17:00 It's not just as simple as saying goodbye
Andy Gritt, Dorset HealthCare Armed Forces Health and Wellbeing Team
K103 Lecture Theatre, 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"
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