The UWI St. Augustine School of Nursing International Mental Health Symposium

The UWI St. Augustine School of Nursing, as a part of its social responsibility has planned a series of scientific and capacity building offerings that could have significant benefit that could result in positive outcomes within the workplace using a multi-sectoral approach.  These offerings would be implemented over a three year period with thematic areas each year. The thematic area for Year 1 (2018) is No Health without Mental Health.

To this end, the School in collaboration with London South Bank University, PAHO and WHO will host an International Mental Health Symposium on September 26 – 27, 2018 at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, under the theme “No Health without Mental Health”.

 

Keynote Speakers:

Day 1: Professor Ben Thomas – Patient Safety Expert Advisor, Mental Health, NHS (London)

Day 2: Dr. Claudina Cayetano – Regional Advisor on Mental Health, PAHO (Washington)

Registration: View full registration details online at https://sta.uwi.edu/fms/nursing/events.asp

Registration Fees:

Day 1 Only: TT$400.00 or US$60.00

Day 2 Only: TT$400.00 or US$60.00

Day 1 & Day 2: TT$750.00 or US$111.00

 

The symposium proposes to achieve the following:

  • SOLUTIONS / SUPPORT – Facilitate commitment towards collaborative efforts in addressing mental health challenges through solution focused & multi-disciplinary/ multi-sectorial/ support and partnerships
  • POLICIES / PRACTICE – Provide participants with evidence based best practices to respond appropriately to mental health challenges among clients; support the development of a workplace culture that enables all members of staff to flourish.
  • KNOWLEDGE /SKILLS/TRAINING – Support the development of competence among health and other professionals in responding appropriately to mental health challenges affecting individuals, families and communities. Expose participants to a range of resilience skills development opportunities to enhance clinical practice;
  • PROMOTION / PREVENTION – Promote the destigmatization of individuals who experience mental illness; support the development of competence in responding to personal, as well as, societal mental health challenges; to create awareness: promotion and prevention

It is expected that this scientific conference will result in:

  • Improving the level of competence among health and other professionals to respond appropriately to mental health challenges affecting individuals, families and communities;
  • Improving the level of satisfaction among individuals, families and communities with the quality of care received;
  • Improving workplace culture and effective team functioning.

For further details, please contact:

The UWI St. Augustine School of Nursing

(868) 225 1026 ext. 3004 

Email: uwison@sta.uwi.edu / Lu-Ann.Caesar@sta.uwi.edu

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