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
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
Kathy Oxtoby or
Deborah Hart in the Communications
Telephone: 0203 701 2544 or 0203 701 2538
Note to editors:
A Life Full of Colour takes place on 10 February 2010 at Forest Arts Centre, Walsall.