It is estimated that approximately 450 million people worldwide experience mental ill health. 1 in 4 families worldwide is likely to have at least one member experiencing mental ill health or behavioural difficulties. We know that attitude towards mental ill health vary among people from different cultures, ethnic background and countries. Mental ill health is stigmatised in many cultures forcing people to live in denial or preventing them from seeking help when they require it. Ethnicity and cultural diversity affects perception of mental ill health and service access and utilisation.

The aim of this conference is to discuss and debate transformatory practices, appropriate and acceptable services models from diverse cultural communities around the world.

This conference is for medical, health and social care professionals and service providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers and educationalists. This conference is also for service commissioners, service users and carers, academics, policy makers, and third sector organisations.

Our international speakers include:

  • Professor Vikram Patel ( Global Mental health )
  • Profesor Kwami Mckenzie ( Canada)
  • Professor Harry Minas ( Australia)
  • Dr. Jayasree Kalathil (National Survivor User Network, UK)
  • Professor Swaran Singh (UK)
  • Professor Shashi Shashidharan (UK)
  • Professor James Nazroo (UK)