The Role of Mental Health Care in Reducing Violence – A Public Health Approach

16Dec

One day event

Timings 9.15 - 16.30
Location RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London
Core Trainee/Retired£150
Consultant/SAS/Higher Trainee£170
Non-members£190
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The Role of Mental Health Care in Reducing Violence –  A Public Health Approach

Event Information

Violence in mental health is the “elephant in the room”. It is often a cause of stigma and discrimination and despite the high prevalence of violent incidents in inpatient mental health settings, it is rarely spoken about. This conference aims to de-bunk the myths around mental health and violence and provide an up to date evidence-based approach which advocates the need for a public health approach to managing the violence that can occur in those with mental health problems.

Aim:  

  • To review the evidence around violence that occurs in those with mental health problems.
  • To understand the biopsychosocial factors that underpin violence in those with mental health problems.
  • To understand how to manage short-term and long-term violence risk

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will learn about what links there are, if any, between mental health and violence
  • Participants will learn about the biopsychosocial risk factors for violence in those with mental health problems
  • Participants will better understand how to manage violence in both inpatient mental health settings and in those with mental health problems in the community
  • Participants will learn how to safely manage and prevent the violence that occurs in those with mental health problems

Who is the course aimed at?

  • Mental health practitioners

Topics to be covered:

  • Evidence base around mental health and violence
  • Identifying risk factors for violence in those with mental health problems
  • Practical strategies for managing violence in people who have mental health problems
  • Public health and wider community strategies to manage violence in those with mental health problems

The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. Take a look at directions and a map to help you plan your journey.

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Before you book your place please read the college cancellation policy.

For further information, please contact:

Contact Name: Sarah Morrissey

Contact number: 020 3701 2567

Event Location

Location: RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London