Mental Health and Cultural Diversity International Conference

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The Unit for DICE and University of Leicester sponsored the Mental Health and Cultural Diversity International Conference last 22 - 24 June 2016.

Mental Health and Cultural Diversity International Conference: Exploring transformative practices and service models


22- 24 June, 2016, Leicester

Conference venue

Devonshire Place Leicester, 78 London Road, Leicester, United Kingdom, LE2 ORA

About the conference

It is estimated that approximately 450 million people worldwide experience mental ill health. 1 in 4 families worldwide is likely to have at least one member experiencing mental ill health or behavioural difficulties. We know that attitudes towards mental ill health vary among people from different cultures, ethnic background and countries. Mental ill health is stigmatised in many cultures forcing people to live in denial or preventing them from seeking help when they require it. Ethnicity and cultural beliefs affects the perception of mental ill health, help seeking and service access, and service utilisation.

The aim of the conference is to explore appropriate and acceptable services for people from diverse cultural communities around the world. This conference is for medical, health and social care professionals and service providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers and educationalists. This conference is also for service commissioners, service users and carers, academics, policy makers, and voluntary sector organisations.

We have an excellent programme with 26 panel key notes from national and international experts in mental health and over 50 oral and symposia presentation and workshops. Our keynote speakers include Professor Vikram Patel (India/UK),Professor Dinesh Bhugra (UK), Professor Mike Slade (UK), Dr Bhargavi Davar (India), Professor Harry Minas (Australia), Professor James Nazroo (UK), Olga Runciman (Denmark), Professor Sarah Salway (UK), Dr Suman Fernando (UK), Professor Kwami Mckenzie ( Canada), Professor Roberto Mezzina (Italy, Ananda Galappatti (Sri Lanka) and Dr. Jayasree Kalathil (UK). This international conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear about transformative practices and services, understand the challenges and develop new ideas, create an environment for exchange and enrichment and learn from diverse experiences to increase knowledge to influence mental health policy and practice.

You can download information about our conference here.

You can visit the conference website here. 

Registration Fees

Closing Date for Registration Midnight on Friday 10th June 2016

                                   Early Bird fee until 20 May 2016Fee from 21st May 2016
Students (from country group A, B and C) and UK (registered) service users, carers and students £100 (UK pounds) £120 (UK pounds)
Attendees group country A* £250 (UK pounds) £300 (UK pounds)
Attendees group country B* £190 (UK pounds) £225 (UK pounds)
Attendees group country C* £130 (UK pounds) £150 (UK pounds)
Attendees group country D* £60 (UK pounds) £75 (UK pounds)
Day rate £100 (UK pounds) £120 (UK pounds)

For more information about the countries and their group classification, visit

Book your place here by visiting this webpage: DMU Online Store: MHCD Registration.

We hope that you will be able to join us and participate in this exciting discussions on mental health and cultural diversity practices and service models.

Please contact a member of the event team if you require any further information and we are looking forward to seeing you in June! For more information please contact Claire Sedgwick.


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