Mental Health and the mortality gap: what is responsible and who is to act?

Date:               Thursday 16 May 2013

Time:              Lecture at 18.30, followed by a drinks reception

Venue:           Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill

Price:              Free

RSVP:            Book online, email alumoff@kcl.ac.uk or call 020 7848 3053

This unique event will bring together academics from the IoP and clinical professionals from South London and Maudsley (SLaM) to discuss the challenges and solutions surrounding the physical health of mental health patients.

Research shows that people with mental health disorders are more likely to have an increased risk of physical health problems and to lose significantly greater years of life (“mortality gap”) as compared to the average population. Despite this, according to a recent publication by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) there is a ‘long-standing and continuing lack of parity between mental and physical health’. With NHS and local authorities currently operating in a climate of significant structural change, it’s time to bridge the gap.

Join us during Mental Health Awareness Week 2013 for a dynamic discussion in which a panel of experts will discuss how to improve the morbidity and mortality rate of mental health sufferers.

This discussion will be chaired by Professor Shitij Kapur, Deputy Vice Principal (Health Schools) & Dean of Institute of Psychiatry who will be joined by a panel of experts including Dr Fiona Gaughran, Lead Consultant in the Psychosis Service at SLaM and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the IoP and Dr Rob Stewart, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Clinical Informatics.

Following the lecture there will be a drinks reception in the newly-opened Education Hub where you will have the opportunity to network.

One CPD point is available for this event subject to peer approval.  Certificates of attendance will be made available on request.

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One Comment on “Mental Health and the mortality gap: what is responsible and who is to act?”

  1. matthew mckenzie says:

    Went to this event on Thursday. Quite good overall. I hope there are more events to come.


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