SRN partner for European Conference on Mental Health

19th February 2019

SRN is excited to announce that we are one of the partners for the 8th European Conference on Mental Health (ECMH) taking place in Belfast this October.

This year’s ECMH ‘Breaking Down The Boundaries’ is a three day event where lived experience, social care and health care experience are given equal prominence.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with different subjects through keynote speeches, presentations and roundtable discussions. There will also be a Recovery Village where participants can find out about different organisations and approaches to recovery as well as taking part in creative activities.

SRN Director Frank Reilly commented:

SRN is delighted to continue its association with the European Conference on Mental Health as a partner, which this year will host a gathering of people with lived experience, social workers, health staff and academics in Belfast, Northern Ireland. SRN has thrived on the international connections with peer, services and professionals that this unique conference has given us and look forward to presenting and working with our colleagues from the UK and beyond in October.

Abstract submission is now open

The conference particularly welcome papers that challenge current research, policy and practice. When submitting abstracts the themes should be interpreted broadly, as they are not intended to limit potential contributions. The conference themes are set out below:

  • Families
  • Veterans’ mental health
  • Multi-cultural approach
  • Community care
  • Competence and professionalism
  • Service user involvement
  • Education
  • Substance abuse
  • Addictions
  • Recovery
  • Physical health
  • Mental health services
  • Human rights
  • eHealth
  • Mental health through the life span
  • Issues in different clinical settings
  • Best practices
  • Work development projects

Call for Papers – Spaces of mental health

There is also a Call for Papers for a special interdisciplinary session ‘Spaces of mental health’. Space has long been  of interest across disciplines such as history, geography, sociology, health studies, criminology, architecture and nursing studies. The meaning ascribed to space often varies between disciplines. This session emphasizes the theme of the conference ‘Breaking Down The Boundaries’ by inviting participants from different disciplines to share their views about the spaces of mental health.

Both close on the 18th April 2019.

Find out more about the conference and how to submit on the ECMH website

Photography by Christopher Heaney.