“The Price of Wellbeing and the Costs of Cutting Corners” – Dr Julie Gosling, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences.
Appointed research fellow to the Institute of Mental Health in 2013, I am particularly committed to involving the least well-heard voices within current mental health discourses. I combine academia and activism in campaigning against neoliberal and austerity-fuelling politics, and in fighting for redistribution of health assets among and within communities of ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots.’
A presentation and follow-up discussion on:
• What makes us mentally, emotionally and spiritually well, as individuals, communities and societies – how do we look after ourselves and one another?
• What conversely brings us to mental distress, particularly in times of precarity and economic constraint?
• The availability and affordability of resources for good mental health and wellbeing
• Organised responses to austerity within the mental health professions and mental health groups
• Grass roots solutions for wellbeing including non-medical approaches
• Celebrating compassion and acts of kindness
Leeds Mind (TBC) and Keep Our NHS Public