LJMU Recognising International Day of Persons with Disabilities (2018) – A Talk By Liz Sayce OBE (Former Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK)

LJMU’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Team, are proud to present an opportunity for LJMU Staff, Students & local community to attend; Talk By Liz Sayce OBE (Former Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK).

Liz Sayce OBE will be discussing the topic of “Mental health, equality and human rights: Developments in Policy & Practice” as part of a celebratory event which acknowledges this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December).

Mental health has become a huge priority nationally – including in universities. Everyone from celebrities to business leaders seems to be talking more openly about mental health challenges – but are things changing for people experiencing distress? This talk will focus on developments in policy thinking on mental health and disability rights; and implications for work, study and practice.

Liz will draw on her experience in disability rights, mental health and equality, including current work chairing a Commission on Equality and Mental Health at the Centre for Mental Health; and as a member of the Disability Advisory Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Liz will be joined by Yvonne Turnbull (Head of LJMU’s Student Advice and Wellbeing Department) & Dr Grahame Smith (Reader in Nursing & Allied Health) as part of an interactive Q&A session.

Certificates will also be presented at this event, to staff whom participated in this year’s Result CIC “From Strengths to Transformation Programme”.

This event is open to the public, however places are limited and will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis.

Register your interest via the link on this page.

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