AMH Celebrate World Mental Health Day

AMH Action Mental Health are holding their Annual Tughan Mental Health Lecture to observe World Mental Health Day at Malone House on Monday 11th October 2010. The Tughan Lecture was established in memory of a founder of AMH, Fredrick Charles Tughan CBE.

Hosting the evening will be Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer. The guest speaker is Professor Bob Grove, Joint Chief Executive of the Centre for Mental Health. The theme of the lecture is ““Supported Employment – Getting Research Evidence into Policy and Practice”

  • In the UK only 20% of people in contact with specialist mental health services have paid work or are in full-time education
  • People who experience mental health problems consistently say they want to work
  • On the whole work is good for health, unemployment is very damaging. “If you think work is bad for people with mental illness, try poverty, unemployment, and social isolation”. Marone & Golowka (2000) Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
  • There is good evidence to suggest that with the right support more than half of those interested in employment could be helped to gain and maintain paid employment

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