Psychiatric Labels on a Multi-Ethnic Society

BME Health Initiative
BME Health Initiative
15th October 2012 | LondonThere is increasing concern among service users, psychologists, social workers and some psychiatrists about the use of specific labels, especially ‘schizophrenia’, to describe complex problems of living; and the view is has growing that psychiatric labelling is damaging and promotes stigma. Black and some other ethnic minorities seem to suffer most, young African-Caribbean men in particular being much more likely to be labelled ‘schizophrenic’, admitted to hospital on section, and forced to receive neuroleptic drugs. As a result, psychiatry itself is being experienced as oppressive and racist and it is not clear why psychiatry still continues to give such importance to diagnosis.

This conferences will look critically at psychiatric labelling and its effects on BME communities.

The conference aims to bring together academics, researchers, practitioners including health and social care workers, and mental health clinicians who have researched in this field and/or have experience in providing medical, psychological and social care interventions across fields.

Programme of the day

9.00 – 9.30 Registration, Tea & Coffee
9.30 – 10.40 Introduction & ChairWhy are Black People Disproportionately Labelled with ‘Schizophrenia’?
Professor Suman Fernando
10.40 – 11.30 Frantz Fanon and Socio-Diagnosis of Mental Illness
Dr. Derek Hook
11.30 – 11.50 Tea & Coffee
11.50 – 12.40 Perinatal Depression in Black Women and the Impact of Psychiatric Labelling
Dr. Dawn Edge
12.30 – 1.00 Morning session Q&A
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.50 Trapped by Babylon
Dr. Philip Thomas
2.50 – 3.40 Western Psychiatric Language and Labelling in Multicultural and Globalising Worlds
Professor. Derek Summerfield
3.40 – 4.00 Afternoon Q&A
4.00 – 4.30 Plenary, Closure & Evaluation sheets
Who Should attend?This conference will be relevant to all interested in this field as well as all professionals, including those from Local Authorities and NHS trusts across the UK, Psychiatrists, GPs, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Early Intervention Teams, CPN’s, OT’s, Social Workers, Chaplains, Community Faith Leaders & Healers, Equality Leads, Community Development Workers, Service User Representatives, Charities, Third Sector, Educational Establishments, Academics and Policy makers. Where?Oxford House,
Derbyshire Street,
Bethnal Green,
London E2 6HG
Conference Booking 

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