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TUC LESE Pensioners' Network: Mental Health Update (with SpeakUp)
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Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 13:00 to 15:00
FREE ADMISSION (registration essential)

Tuesday 15 June 2021

1pm - 3pm 

Zoom online

Guest Speakers:

Jane Warwick, SpeakUp

SpeakUp on mental health are a professional team of licensed Mental Health First Aid trainers that offer programmes to support workers positive mental wellbeing. With experience of working across trade unions, SpeakUp was established with the ambition to have a mental health voice in every workplace. We believe voices open doors and breakdown barriers.

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life. Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don't tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

Mental Health training helps people identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. Course will help you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

Dr Jitka Vseteckova, Senior Lecturer Faculty of Wellbeing                                 

Role with the Faculty of Health and Social Care in the Open University is multi-faceted and enables me to be involved in research, teaching, supervision, and external collaborations.  My research is oriented in four main directions:

  • Health policy and planning: evaluation and improvement of health service delivery; and addressing the future health needs of communities.
  • Public health / health of citizens and populations domain: improvement of outcomes for elderly persons & evidence base used for improving patient / student outcomes in health care.
  • Education and improvement of skills, specifically, in mental health professionals.
  • Development of evidence base in several areas of health and social care.

Dr. Vseteckova is lead on Ageing Well Public Talk Series

Please register: / 020 7467 1220

This meeting is supported by LESE Pensioners' Network 

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