International Mental Health Collaborating Network



International Mental Health Congress

                  18 & 19 July 2017  All Nations Centre, Cardiff          .     

Join us for two inspiring days at our International Mental Health Congress. Partnering with the IMHCN we have designed an agenda which explores the 'whole person, whole life, whole systems' approach to mental health. This will be a significant event bringing together experts on the Whole Life-Whole Systems approach from Wales, England and the international community. We have representatives joining us from Australia, Denmark, Poland, Italy, Ireland and Malaysia. There will be many opportunities to take part in plenary sessions, participatory masterclasses and network with professionals.

As always, our events are free to attend. Please note that registration for this event will close when we reach full capacity, or at 12pm on 7th July 2017, whichever comes first.

For additional information or booking assistance, please contact laura.morgan2@wales.nhs.uk or call 02920 104 376.

 

 We have an exciting two day event programme planned for you. 

 Keynote speakers include:

  • Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport
  • Roberto Mezzina, Director, MH Department/ WHOCC of Trieste, Italy
  • Michael Holland, Medical Director, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Norhameza Ahmad Badruddin, Clinical Psychologist, Permai Hospital, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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Meeting the whole life needs of a person through
a community whole systems approach

The IMHCN and its partners have been at the forefront of pioneering community mental health services for the last twenty years.


  • We promote the development and sustainability of community mental health services founded on the whole person and their whole life needs. We believe services must be developed  through a Whole life – Whole Systems Community Approach.
  • The objective is to build an integrated and comprehensive system with widespread community ownership capable of meeting the identified whole life needs of individuals and local communities.
  • In most countries downsizing and closing the psychiatric institutions through a process of de-institionalisation as the main objective.
  • It is widely acknowledged that this will improve peoples quality of life and provide opportunities for recovery from mental health issues. However, closing institutions does not necessarly lead to ending institutional thinking and practice.
  • If these reforms are to be effective we should start by changing the thinking and practices within institutions by creating and applying a whole life recovery approach.
  • This work brings many challenges and opportunities for people with mental health issues, family members, mental health workers, services and communities.
  • We have designed programmes to assist people and organisations to make these changes which are being developed and have been implemented across the world.

You can read more about our work here.

We invite you to join us as members (services, individuals and communities) in promoting and developing our work in your country and internationally. For more information about membership go here.

 

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