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CASC Practice Course, 14 August 2019
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will hold a CASC practice day on Wednesday 14th August 2019 in Truro.
Breaking Convention Conference, 16-18 August 2019
Europe’s largest conference on psychedelic research is being held at the University of Greenwich, 16 – 18 August. We invite researchers at all levels of training to submit a paper at the following address: https://breakingconvention.co.uk/participate.html. The conference is interdisciplinary and typically features theoretical and experimental papers from the fields of medical science, physical science, social sciences, ecological science, mathematics, arts and humanities. We host 60 invited speakers and a further 120 speakers from submitted abstracts.
ECSR 2019, the 6th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research, 26-28 September 2019
The ECSR is being established as a platform to present new data and findings of schizophrenia research. Also in 2019, the ECSR will be the perfect forum for scientific exchange on all facets of our motto including remaining challenges and unsolved questions. The critical appraisal of current evidence of precision medicine with regard to psychoses hopefully will also lead to discuss a respective research agenda. By meeting with international experts the conference might even result in the initiation of consortia to collaborate on relevant topics further promoting precision medicine in schizophrenia diagnostics, therapies and care, and in the end translating knowledge into better outcomes.
Ladybones l The Edinburgh Fringe Festival | July 31 Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-26
Duration: 1 hour
Venue: The Pleasance Courtyard, (Venue 33), 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ
Cost: From £7 - £11
Theatrical productions delving into psychiatric topics usually present the patient as a hapless victim of circumstances, society’s oppression and professional callousness. Very rarely do they convey realistic nuances of the illness process and modern therapeutic methods. However Ladybones, a one-woman show, which previewed at The Vault Festival in London earlier this year breaks this mould in a pithy, entertaining way.
The play is written and performed by Sorcha McCaffrey who has obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her character is Nuala, an archeological osteologist who on a dig discovers the body of a young woman buried face down. This leads her to surmise that she may have been reviled as a witch and Nuala goes on to relate this to her own “weirdness” as a long-term sufferer from OCD. We are deftly taken back through her life leading to some hilarious scenes. We meet some anxious relatives, we see the struggle to conform to expectations. All this is viewed through the ever-present prism of OCD, the list-making, compulsive behaviours and doubting.
But Nuala is no victim as she strives to achieve some understanding of her state with the help of her Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, eventually arriving at a synthesis of acceptance of her differences and optimism for the future in a way that avoids mawkishness.
For more information including speakers draft programme and how to book please visit the Edinburgh Fringe website
Division of occupational psychology (BPS) meeting: Remote, flexible and precarious working: Exploring occupational health policies and practices, Wednesday 9 October 2019
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Venue: Mansion House, London, EC4N 8BH
Cost: Free to everyone (including the public)
This one-day seminar raises awareness of the poor availability of occupational health for those workers who fall into three specific categories: those who work remotely, or who engage in flexible or precarious working.
The Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) and the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) are working together to raise awareness of mental health within the work environment. This is the third year that we are addressing specific mental health concerns. Our inaugural seminar in 2017 considered the challenges and solutions around mental health at work. The 2018 seminar focused specifically on ‘caring for the carers’, more specifically how health and social care professionals can best be supported to ensure a healthy and satisfying career.
This year’s seminar focuses on those individuals who are working remotely, flexibly and precariously; those organisations that employ them; and assessing how they can be supported more effectively. A particular focus is on the gig economy, lone workers, and those who work within micro businesses. The event’s diverse speakers will provide context to the occupational health concerns of these groups of workers. While it is accepted that work is good for individuals, it is even more important to ensure that workers have the resources they need to function more effectively within the workplace, regardless of how they work, where they work and the type of work they do.
We hope that this seminar adds to the knowledge base of understanding what contributes to the overall well-being of this group of workers and provide the context in which they can be supported more fully.
For more information including speakers draft programme and how to book please click here