Seminar: Autism and Mental Health, Edinburgh

Date: 9.30am – 4pm, Thursday 2nd March 2017

Location: Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

The Scottish Autism Research Group (SARG) are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the annual SARG one-day research seminar. The theme of the seminar is Autism and Mental Health. A variety of current research topics will be covered including anxiety, depression, school-based mental health research and practitioner perspectives.

The day will feature talks from researchers and practitioners across Scotland and the rest of the UK.  We are delighted that our keynote speaker for the day will be Dr Jacqui Rodgers, senior lecturer in clinical psychology in the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University. Much of Jacqui’s work focuses on anxiety in autism, exploring theoretical models, assessment tools and intervention approaches. However, her work spans a wide range of topics in autism, including sensory processing, repetitive behaviour, and quality of life.

Other speakers include: Claire Evans-Williams, Judith Hebron, Matthias Schwannauer, and Mary Stewart.

To register:

Please email sarg@ed.ac.uk stating your name, location, any dietary/accessibility preferences, and your professional or personal interest (e.g. researcher, clinician, parent, autistic person). This is so we can understand the balance of representation within the audience on the day.

Please note that places are limited and will be allotted at the committee’s discretion, partially on a first come first served basis, but also with regard paid to ensuring a balance of representation within the audience. Seminar attendees will be asked to register at the start of the day and late-comers will not be admitted – please therefore only register if you know you are able to attend the full day.

Lecture: Prof. Tom Shakespeare, ‘Disability and Diversity: Taking the Twin Track to Inclusion’, Edinburgh Napier

Disability and Diversity: taking the twin track to inclusion
Professor Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability Research, Norwich Medical School

Tuesday 25 October 2016
Lyndsey Stewart Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, Glenlockhart Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ

Lecture begins at 5.30pm followed by refreshments

How much is required to enable disabled people to participate fully and flourish? Other equality campaigns demand a level playing field. But is removing barriers enough to ensure all disabled people succeed, given the diversity of disability? Prof. Shakespeare has broad experience in health, education, employment, and has worked in the UK and in developing countries. He will draw on his academic, policy and practice experience to explore what it takes to achieve equality.

This ARISE lecture is a feature of Edinburgh Napier’s Inclusivity Week. For more information and to register for other events visit the Inclusivity Week website.

Lecture: ‘Mental Cases: Nurses, Doctors, Poets and War Trauma at Craiglockhart’, Edinburgh

Mental Cases: Nurses, Doctors, Poets and War Trauma at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh Napier

Tuesday 11 October 2016, 16:00 – 18:00

The Royal College of Nurses is hosting Mental Cases: Nurses, Doctors, Poets and War Trauma at Craiglockhart as part of our centenary programme and we would be delighted if you would be able to join us.

In October 1916, the Craiglockhart Hydropathic Hospital was requisitioned as a war hospital for the British army. The hospital treated officers suffering from psychological trauma: most famously poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. Catherine Walker, curator of the War Poets Collection (Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus) will give a history of the hospital for the centenary of its founding. Following on from this, Dr Alison O’Donnell (RCN History of Nursing Society) will explore the key role which the nursing staff of Craiglockhart undertook whilst caring for their patients, with Dr Claire Chatterton offering an insight into the impact that the effects of the First World War had on the men who served.

The event is free and open to the public, so please do also circulate the event information to your networks. To book your place, please visit our Eventbrite page.