About this event

  • Date and time Tue 5 Oct 2021 from 8:45am to 4:05pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists History of Psychiatry Special Interest Group

This event will take a detailed look at the history of psychiatry and mental health during the distinct period of 1960-2010.

This time period is characterised by the increasing dominance of ideologies of social liberalism, free markets and practices of economic neo-liberalism and globalisation. It also coincides with de-institutionalisation and community care in mental health care.

In the past decade, social media, financial crises and COVID-19 have moved us to a new era in mental health. It is timely therefore to review the half-century and investigate what happened to peoples’ mental health during this time within the broader social context.

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Learning objectives

  • Understand the historical and social context of modern British psychiatry.
  • Enhance knowledge of the mental health policy context and the roots of reforms of mental health care.
  • Understand the clinical implications of mental health developments to special groups of mental health ill populations.

This meeting is organised in partnership with HoPSIG RCPsych.

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We would like to thank our sponsor Cambridge University Press for their support of this meeting. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by sponsor.

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Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE. President, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one: Social theory, social policy and mental health services

Chair: Professor George Ikkos, Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust and Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrist Special Interest Group in the History of Psychiatry

Social theory, social policy and mental health services

Professor Rob Poole, Professor of Social Psychiatry, School of Health Sciences, Bangor University

UK mental health policy and practice

Professor Jon Glasby, Professor of Health and Social Care and Director, IMPACT, University of Birmingham and Dr Sarah-Jane Hannah Fenton, Lecturer in Mental Health Policy, University of Birmingham

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break

Session two: Changing services, science and laws

Chair: Professor Nick Bouras, Professor Emeritus, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

From colony to community: People with developmental intellectual disability

Dr Peter Carpenter, Retired Psychiatrist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol

Work, unemployment and mental health

Dr Jed Boardman, Psychiatrist and Visiting Senior Lecturer in Social Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

Question and answer session
Lunch

Session three: Changing professional practice

Dr Gordana Milavić, President Elect, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The standardization of psychiatry

Professor David Healy, Professor of Psychiatry, McMaster University

The changing role of the professions 1960 – 2010: Psychiatric nursing

Professor Kevin Gournay CBE, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London

Question and answer session
Break

Session four: Life, death and spirituality

Dr Jacqueline Phillips Owen, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dealing with the melancholy void: Responding to parents who experience pregnancy loss and perinatal death

Professor Hedy Cleaver, Chartered Psychologist and Professor Emeritus of Research Social Work, Royal Holloway, University of London and Wendy Rose OBE, Independent Consultant

Religion, spirituality and mental health

Esther Ansah-Asamoah, Research Intern, University of Oxford and Professor Ahmed Hankir, Visiting Professor Academic Psychiatry, Carrick Institute, Cape Canaveral

Question and answer session
Closing remarks

Professor Tom Burns, Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, University College London and Professor Emeritus of Social Psychiatry, University of Oxford and Dr Derek Tracy, Medical Director, West London NHS Trust

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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Live stream: Mind, state and society 1960-2010: History of psychiatry and mental health in Britain

This live stream will take a detailed look at the history of psychiatry and mental health during the distinct period of 1960-2010. In the past decade, social media, financial crises and COVID-19 have moved us to a new era in mental health. Experts in this meeting will review the half-century and investigate what happened to peoples’ mental health during this time within the broader social context. This meeting is organised in partnership with HoPSIG RCPsych.

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 8:00am on Monday 4 October 2021Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event 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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