“SAPPHIRE Summit” on Stigma & Discrimination in Mental Health (Conference, London, 4 July 2013)

The SAPPHIRE Summit is being held at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London on 4th July 2013.  This is a one day for the presentation and discussion of findings from the five-year SAPPHIRE Programme on Stigma and Discrimination in Mental Health.

You will hear from:

Leading stigma researchers regarding the latest research findings on:

· Understanding discrimination

· Using mass media to counter stigma and discrimination

· Stigma and discrimination and access to healthcare

· Discrimination and employment

Norman Lamb (Minister of State for Care and Support) and Lord Dennis Stevenson on recent policy and legislation changes associated with mental health related stigma and discrimination

Guest speakers sharing their stories and work regarding stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems.  Speakers include:

o   Frank Bruno MBE: Former world heavyweight boxing champion

o   Virginia Ironside: Journalist and Agony Aunt

o   Charles Walker MP: Conservative Party

o   Kevan Jones MP: Labour Party

o   Dr. Diana Rose – Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) – Co-director

o   Clarke Carlisle – Chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association & Ambassador for the ‘Kick it Out Campaign’.

o   Eleanor Longden – Doctoral Researcher & Intervoice Activist

o   Bill McKnight – Poet, Author of ‘Loud Silence’

For more details of the programme and instructions on how to register click here.


  • Standard: £80
  • Special rates: £40 ( Charities / staff from King’s Health Partners, KCL, or SLaM / any non-medical mental health practitioners)
  • Concession: £10 (unwaged, service users, full-time students)

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