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World Mental Health Day 10th October

In 2011, Mental Health on October 3, 2011 at 7:17 am

Sandy Walker‚ lecturer in Mental Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences‚ is organising a week of activity around World Mental Health Day‚ which is on Monday October 10th 2011.

The week of activity kicks off on Saturday 8th October with stalls in Portsmouth town centre giving out information on Mental Health and an evening opening celebration of open mic poetry with a mental health theme at the Florence Arms in Southsea.

The week of activity is focused around the main conference to be held on the Monday at Portsmouth Guildhall, entitled “Mental Health – Everyone’s Business” and will be opened by the Major of Portsmouth to celebrate service user empowerment and to help reduce the stigma towards mental health.

Further information is available here and on Facebook.  If you would like to be involved contact Sandy by email at s.c.walker@soton.ac.uk.

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This week’s meeting!

In 2011, Capacity, Meetings, Mental Health on September 26, 2011 at 8:45 am

On Wednesday 28 September, we’re meeting at 4pm in room 2007/4 (Law, Highfield) to discuss the ‘Adults With Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 – Consultation On Certification Of Incapacity For Medical Treatment, with a view to formulating and submitting a response on behalf of HEAL.

This consultation seeks views on four issues on Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 Part 5 in relation to medical treatment. The issues are:  1.widening the range of institutions which can offer training; 2.whether dentists should be required to undertake training for this purpose; 3.whether multiple section 47 medical treatment certificates should be required in some circumstances; 4.and whether other medical practitioners not specified should be enabled to certify incapacity for medical treatment.