About this event

  • Date and time Thu 29 Jul 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This Mind Matters webinar will explore issues around the social determinants of physical and mental health and help to develop a dialogue between psychiatrists, mental health professionals and sociologists. We will be joined by Professor Anne Rogers, Professor of Medical Sociology and Health Systems Implementation at the University of Southampton. Delegates will have the chance to engage in a Q&A session with our speaker after the interview.

During this webinar you will:

  • Learn about evolving concepts and research in the sociology of mental health and illness.

  • Understand the differences between sociological and psychiatric epidemiology of mental health and illness and their significance.

  • Identify gaps in the psychiatric understandings of social factors in mental health and illness.

  • Explore the contribution of sociological understandings to mental health services and systems development.

This is a part of the Mind Matters webinars presented by the RSM Psychiatry section. This webinar is CPD accredited.

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit  will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Key speakers

Professor Anne Rogers

Professor of Medical Sociology (Emerita), University of Southampton

Speaker's biography

Anne is Emeritus Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Southampton.  In addition to working for more than 30 years in higher education she has also worked in the voluntary sector (National MIND) and for and with the NHS. She has been the author of books on the sociology and policy analysis of mental health and its management including Experiencing Psychiatry: users views of services (Springer) Mental health & Inequalities, Mental Health Policy in Britain: (Macmillan) and has recently been pre-occupied with preparing the 6th Edition of the BMA book of the year prize winner and popular A Sociology of Mental Health & Illness (McGraw Hill). Her current writing project is a book with the working title of Living with Inequalities to be published by Routledge in 2022. Anne has recently led national and international programmes of research on long term condition management and her work has focussed on understanding and using knowledge about community based personal connections and ties for mobilising and accessing resources for establishing new health care practices and relationships to manage everyday life.   In relation to mental health this includes identifying how pets contribute as a main rather than marginal form of management support for long-term mental health problems, the way in which social networks expand and contract in response to crises and the relevance of access to valued activities, alongside human relationships in providing a means of ongoing support and resource for the everyday management of life for those experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems.


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Welcome and introduction

Professor George Ikkos, Director, Psychiatry in Dialogue with Neuroscience Medicine and Society, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine

To be interviewed by Professor George Ikkos:

Professor Anne Rogers, Professor of Medical Sociology (Emerita), University of Southampton

Question and answer session
Close of meeting



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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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