24 March 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network Meeting

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The Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network is delighted to invite you to our third network meeting at King’s College London. We’ll be sharing hosting roundtable discussions and hearing presentations from our distinguished speakers. Please see the agenda for the day below:

10.00-10.30: Coffee and registration

10.30-10.40: Welcome and aims for the day

10.40-11.10: The politics of naming violence and abuse in mental health – Akiko Hart, National Survivor User Network (NSUN)

11.10-11.30: Lived experience involvement in the Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network – Sara Dahlen, VAMHN Lived Experience Coordinator

11.30-12.00: Childhood trauma: what we don’t know – Prof. Andrea Danese, King’s College London

12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.00-13.30: Transforming trauma: the radical embrace of vulnerability for healing and growth – Laura Fischer, Researcher, Mental Health Activist and Artist

13.30-14.00: Risk Factors for Sexual Violence at Higher Education Institutions – Bridget Steele, University of Oxford

14.00-15.00: Roundtable discussions

15.00-15.45: Online data resource – first look

15.45-16.00: Upcoming activities and close

The meeting will be held at Franklin Wilkins Building, King’s Colllege London in Waterloo: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/visit/franklin-wilkins-building. To access the room on the day please sign in at reception at the main entrance. Then make your way to the lifts (at the back of the ground floor on the right) and up to the 5th floor. Security are on hand to help if you require assistance.

Limited funds are available to cover travel costs for survivors of violence and abuse, early career researchers, and representatives of third sector organisations which will be awarded on a first come first served basis. Please email vamhn@kcl.ac.uk for more information or to request funds.

The Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network aims to reduce the prevalence of mental health problems among children, adults, and the elderly, by bringing together experts with different ways of thinking about violence, abuse and mental health – some with personal experience of these issues, others with expertise from the work that they do, and survivor researchers with both. We hope to understand, prevent and reduce the impact of violence and abuse on mental health.

To find out more about the network click here: https://www.vamhn.co.uk/

To join the Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network, sign up here: https://www.vamhn.co.uk/join-the-network.html

For any questions about the VAMHN or about the network meeting please contact Anjuli at vamhn@kcl.ac.uk.


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24 March 2020
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Room 5.132, Franklin Wilkins Building
King's College London, Stamford St, South Bank, London SE1 9NH, UK

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