Tomorrow’s World Today: New Frontiers in Mental Health

How is our technologically enabled, globalised and digital society changing our understanding of mental health and wellbeing? Can we predict what a society with good mental health will look like in 10, 20 or 50 years’ time? Is there evidence that we are adapting and developing new attitudes, strategies and technologies for looking after our mental wellbeing? Or is our uncertain, unequal and fast changing world putting an intolerable strain on our mental wellbeing? What are the necessary ingredients for developing and maintaining a healthy, connected mind throughout our lives?

Expect to be stimulated, engaged and challenged as we examine the changing state of mental health, consider the research evidence, and put technology to the test.

This is a collaborative conference, organised by VHS, Support in Mind Scotland and the Open University in Scotland.

  • VHS Member places: £30 plus Eventbrite booking fee
  • Third sector non VHS member places: £45 plus Eventbrite booking fee
  • Public Sector/NHS places: £60 plus Eventbrite booking fee

Registration begins at 9am with the conference due to start at 10.10am and close at 15.50pm.

View the full Conference programme and timings will be available shortly.

Speakers Include:

Conference Chair is Martyn Evans, CEO of Carnegie UK Trust

Dr Stuart Ritchie, Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Ageing from the University of Edinburgh

Professor Philip Wilson, Professor of Primary Care and Rural Health, Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen

Dr Valerie Carr, Project Director, Snook

Dr Trevor Lakey, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Professor Stewart Mercer , University of Glasgow

Dr Sharon Simpson, University of Glasgow

Shirley Windsor, Organisational Lead (Public Mental Health), NHS Health Scotland

Allyson McCollam, Associate Joint Director of Public Health for NHS Borders and Vice Chair of the Public Mental Health Group

Dr Jonathan Leach, Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University

Calum Irving, Director, See Me

James Jopling, Director of Scotland, The Samaritans

Young Scot & Communic18 led session

Read full speaker and contributor biographies here

If you wish to discuss opportunities to exhibit or support the event, please email Lauren Blair

Register here.

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Stirling Court Hotel

Stirling Court Hotel
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