From the flyer:
Families have long been neglected in service responses to people with mental health difficulties. However, for many people, reclaiming a ‘life worth living’ depends on having particular sorts of supportive relationships with significant others – which may not be easy given the stresses and anxieties that mental health issues can bring up for all concerned.
This Conference will offer an opportunity to share and discuss the latest research on different collaborative models by which service users and their family or close friends may be involved in enabling recovery from the disabilities that may be associated with mental distress. These include systemic and behavioural family therapy, family group conferencing, personal budgets and the Open Dialogue approach that has been pioneered in Finland.
This event is organised by the Family Potential Research Centre in conjunction with the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham, the NIHR School for Social Care Research and Rethink Mental Illness.
Conference Date: Thursday November 7th 2013
Venue: Park House, University of Birmingham.
Closing date for registration: Friday October 25th 2013
The flyer can be downloaded from the link here. Nov 7th Conference flyer
The draft programme can be seen here: Draft programme for family recovery conference
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