Date of release: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mental HealthNew ways of tackling stigma and changing the way we think about young people's mental health and wellbeing will be discussed at a University of Greenwich seminar next month.

Interventions to tackle stigma and discrimination in relation to youth mental health takes place at the university's Avery Hill Campus on Friday 7 April (9.30am-4.30pm).

There will be presentations from those behind some of the most innovative approaches in the field. The day will be of great interest to both clinical and research professionals, as well as young people and their families.

Dr Sofia Stathi, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Greenwich, says: "This is a great opportunity for researchers, health professionals, policy makers and young people to come together and learn about new ways of tackling stigma.

"It is important to change the way we think about young people's mental health and wellbeing. This distinguished panel features some leading names and it promises to be a fascinating day."

Confirmed speakers include Eilis Hennessy, University College Dublin; Michele Birtel, Tavistock Relationships; Jo Loughran, Time to Change Campaign; and Katie Chisholm, University of Birmingham.

Attendance at the seminar, which takes place in the David Fussey building (Room D105), is free but places are limited. Please contact Anne-Marie Turney at to register interest.

There are also a limited number of travel bursaries available, worth £65 each. Deadline for submission is 5pm, 24 March.

This is the penultimate of nine seminars over the last three years to look at this issue. The event is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC). It is organised by the University of Greenwich in collaboration with the University of Nottingham; University College Dublin; National University of Ireland, Galway and Birmingham Children's Hospital.

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