The Gathering’s intention is to have an amalgam of diverse views presented, as pertinent to the subject domain, ranging from that of Jan Bond as Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager Public Health England South West to interdisciplinary contributions from diverse areas of psychology.
The day is hosted by the British Psychological Society (South West of England Branch). We will explore ways in which the various branches of applied and academic psychology may join with public health initiatives to reduce social inequalities and improve peoples’ health and well-being. We are delighted that our BPS President, Nicola Gale, will be present to launch the day.
In addition there will be interactive sessions with the attendees as run by the Gathering’s team.
The Gathering will be completed with a Playback Theatre presentation by the group ‘Mirror Mirror;’ who will present their interpretation of the Gathering proceedings, its purpose and meaning.
The Albemarle Centre has a great reputation as an accessible venue for meetings and conferences. The Centre is the home of a socially responsible, forward thinking organisations that also hires out conference facilities that then directly contribute to help fund the Centre’s charitable aims. The Centre is situated close to Taunton Rail Station and to several car parks. Lunch of fine fare will be provided and a regular supply of coffee / tea/ soft drinks / biscuits will also be available.
The Gathering is to be financed through the British Psychological Society South West of England Branch and assisted by the Division of Clinical Psychology South West Branch.
Please see the programme tab for further information.
|Time||Sessions (In the Loft unless specified)|
The BPS and its Future
|10:00-10:30||Assumptions (Note 1)
Lealah Hewitt + Team
|10:30-11:30||Adverse Childhood Experiences: Life-long Problems and Life-course Solutions
Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager, Public Health England South West
|In the Loft||In the Somerset Suite|
Not just an acute care problem: Acquired brain injury and social rehabilitation
Assumptions Changed (Note 1)
Playback Theatre (Note 2)
- The two interactive sessions conducted with the attendees on ‘Assumptions’ and ‘Assumptions Changed’: in these gentle interactive sessions the invite will be to share, explore and challenge our assumptions, prejudices and stereotypes about different “brands” of Psychology.
- Playback Theatre is an expression of art, which offers a vehicle for building communities of understanding and change in the world. With that in mind ‘Mirror Mirror’ will present their interpretation of the Gathering proceedings: purpose and meaning. ‘Mirror Mirror’ has engaged audiences of Experts by Experience with professionals, in the NHS mental health services, BPS Division of Clinical Psychology; Adult Social Care; CAMHS and third sector organisations working with young carers; BME communities; people with learning disabilities; women who have experienced domestic violence and refugees.
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