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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

West Midlands psychiatrists promote mental health through schools

Embargoed until 09 February 2010

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' West Midlands Division will be promoting mental health through schools during a special event in Walsall on 10 February.

The event, A Life Full of Colour, has been organised by psychiatrists Dr Safi Afghan and Dr Ananta Dave. It will demonstrate examples of mental health promotion through schools, and showcase collaborative working between health, education and other agencies in looking after children's emotional and mental health needs.

Speakers will include Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of Kids Company, and Professor Sue Bailey, RCPsych Registrar and co-editor of The Young Mind, an essential guide to mental health for young adults, parents and teachers.

There will also a showing of short films, and a quiz competition for Year 9 and 10 students on the theme of mental health and illness.

A Life Full of Colour is supported by Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, and will be officially opened by Trust chairman Glyn Shaw.

For further information, please contact:
Claire McLoughlin
Media & Communications Manager 
Telephone: 0203 701 2544
Riana Ulume
Press & Social Media Officer
Telephone 0203 701 2543
Out of hours contact number: 07860 755896


Note to editors:

A Life Full of Colour takes place on 10 February 2010 at Forest Arts Centre, Walsall.


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