8th February 2007




Mental health problems and illnesses will be the topic of conversation at the University of Lincoln next week.


Professor Ian Baguley will present an inaugural lecture entitled ‘Faith, Hope and Parity: Deconstructing mental health services’ on Tuesday 13th February.


The lecture will discuss how mental health problems and illnesses have changed very little over time, although the way that people experience them has evolved.


Our understanding of mental health has developed and the effectiveness of treatments and therapies for illnesses such as anxiety, depression and schizophrenia can be widely supported by evidence.


The lecture will focus on the changes that need to be made to the care that is offered by mental health services. Professor Baguley looks into the changes needed to be made by those involved in the wider mental health community in order to benefit families and carers who use the services.


Professor Baguley said: “If mental health services are to be driven by the needs of the people who use them, and their families and carers, then these services need to embrace new roles and new ways of working.


“The University of Lincoln, through the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences, is ideally placed to support the local health community in their pursuit of these ideals. I am proud to be part of this institution at such an exciting time.”


Registration will start at 5.30pm, followed by the lecture at 6.00pm and a buffet at 7.15pm. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.


Tickets must be booked by contacting Alex Gray in the Events Office on 01522 837003 or email algray@lincoln.ac.uk.



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