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MIND-READING 2017: MENTAL HEALTH AND THE WRITTEN WORD

On the 10th March 2017, the DLR LexIcon library in Dublin will be hosting an interdisciplinary medical humanities conference on mental health organised by my colleague at Oxford, Dr Melissa Dickson, and  Dr Elizabeth Barrett from University College Dublin.

Bringing together clinicians and academics from psychology. psychiatry, history, and general medical practice, as well as service users, the one-day programme of talks and workshops seeks to explore productive interactions between literature and mental health both historically and in the present day.

The workshops aim to identify the roles that writing and narrative can play in medical education, patient and self-care, and/or professional development schemes, and will be asking questions about literature as a point of therapeutic engagement.

I will also be giving a talk about my current research project on the connections between digestive health and emotional wellbeing.

To find out more and book a place visit the event page here.

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