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Art and Technology to Understand Mental Health

This venue has step-free access. Yes - chair lift at bottom of steps. Parking is available. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Past event - 2018
15 May Doors 19:00
Event 19:30-21:30
Didsbury Sports Ground, Ford Lane,
Manchester M20 2RU
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Mental health difficulties will affect many of us throughout our lives and yet these are still stigmatised and poorly understood. Tonight, researchers here in Manchester will talk about the ways in which technology, arts and theatre are being used to understand mental health and treat mental ill health.

You can have any colour you want, as long as it's black: choosing treatment for psychosis

Dr Richard Drake (Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant)
NICE guidance has lots of good advice about how services should treat people with psychosis. A lot of it is impossible to deliver in NHS practice. What are the real choices people are given? What choices could and should they be given? And how important are they? Dr Drake will focus on one type of treatment, medication, and discuss other ways of dealing with symptoms too.
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Putting psychosis on the stage

Professor Paul French (Associate Director of Psychosis Research Unit)
Ravi Thornton (Writer, the HOAX project)
There continues to be a stigma and discrimination attached to the various labels of mental health conditions but thanks to Time to Change and other campaigns there has been a significant impact. However, there has been much less focus on psychosis. The HOAX project is based on the true story of a young man from Manchester called Rob, his life with schizophrenia, through to his death by suicide. In this talk Ravi and Paul will discuss the project and highlight the findings from a research study which evaluated its impact.
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