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IMH research day 2019 is coming!


Call for papers!

If you are a IMH doctoral candidate, part of IMH Managed Innovation Networks (MINs), or an early-career researcher (including research assistants, research fellows, research-active clinicians and service users) please consider submitting an abstract for the event to showcase your work. Oral and poster presentations accepted. Send completed abstract submission form found here to Amna Al Shamsi: by no later than 25 March 2019.

You need to be connected to the IMH to submit and abstract but attendance is open to all. 

Venue: A floor seminar rooms, Institute of Mental Health, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TU

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 9.00am – 5.10pm

Plenary Speaker: Plenary Speaker: Kate King BSc BA, lived experience adviser on mental health inpatient care, Fellow of the Mental Health Collective

Title of talk:  Self determination: representing lived experience in the MHA review


Dear All,

The IMH will be hosting its 7TH IMH Annual Research Day to highlight the work of the Institute of Mental Health’s doctoral candidates, IMH Managed Innovation Networks (MINs), and IMH early-career researchers (including IMH research assistants, research fellows, and research-active clinicians and service users). Further information, flyer and abstract submission form can be found here.

We are delighted to announce that the plenary speaker this year will be Kate King BSc BA, lived experience adviser on mental health inpatient care, Fellow of the Mental Health Collective. Kate’s biography and abstract details are below.

Biography: Kate King is a member of the core working group of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 2018, working group lead for Patient dignity and safety topic group. Kate is also a member of Nice guideline development committees on Managing Violence and Aggression (2015) and Transitions between Inpatient mental health settings and the Community (2016). Currently service user representative with the Royal College of Psychiatry on their General Adult and Eastern Division committees. She has experience of repeated detention and inpatient life on acute, rehab and secure rehab wards. She is a published poet under her maiden name, Kate Bass, and one of her poems, The Albatross, which explores post-natal depression, is regularly studied by US schoolchildren as a set work for a national competition.

Abstract: Human rights legislation was an overarching theme of the 2018 Mental Health Act Review and people with lived experience were involved in decision making at all levels. What was it like to work within such a project as a patient representative and what insights can be drawn from a year of such intense collaboration.

If you would like to attend please email giving your name, job title and organisation details by no later than 15 May 2018.

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