IIMHN/ENTER Mental Health Conference: “Transforming Mental Health Services: Current trends across Europe” – Trinity College Dublin, 4th and 5th June 2015


The IIMHN/ENTER Conference 2015 is organised jointly between the European Network for Training, Evaluation and Research (ENTER) in Mental Health  (www.entermentalhealth.net) and the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing.  The Conference will take place on June 4th and 5th, 2015 in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin.  The symposium title is “Transforming Mental Health Services: Current trends across Europe”.  Within this title a number of themes will be encompassed:

      • Developing new work culture and practice within and outside mental health services
      • New professional roles within the mental health services
      • Promoting social inclusion
      • Empowering users through training and education
      • Service user/family led services
      • Critical psychiatry: what can it offer?
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The keynote speakers will be:

Ms. Jacqui Dillon: Jacqui Dillon is a writer, campaigner, international speaker and trainer.  She has personal and professional experience, awareness and skills in working with trauma and abuse, dissociation, ‘psychosis’, hearing voices, healing and recovery.  Jacqui has lectured and published worldwide.  She is a skilled facilitator in complex learning environments and has a track record of creating and sustaining user centred initiatives and of affecting change at all levels.  Jacqui is also a voice hearer and CEO of the Hearing Voices Network in England.

Dr Pat Bracken: Pat Bracken is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of Mental Health Services in West Cork, Ireland. He is former Professor of Philosophy, Diversity and Mental Health at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK.

Professor Agnes Higgins: Agnes Higgins is Professor in Mental Health Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin.  She has made significant contributions to strategic policy development on mental health at national/European levels.  Her work has been influential in both policy and practice in mental health through involvement in national strategic research, policy and education working groups set up by Department of Health, Health Service Executive, and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.  She is a founding member and Chair of the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing.

Abstract submission for the conference is closed.  Conference registration will close on Sunday 17th May 2015.

Mental Health Nursing students will also be welcome and there will be a student competition category for posters on the day.

Attendance at the conference is free. The conference is supported by Nursing & Midwifery Planning & Development, Quality & Clinical Care Directorate, Health Service Executive, Dublin North.

The conference will take place in the:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Trinity College Dublin

24 D’Olier Street



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