Conference 2019 – Poverty, Pathology and Pills
Day 1 – Session 1

Setting the Scene

Day 1 - Session 1

Welcome and introduction

Ray Earwicker, Destress Project

Impact of the social determinants of health on the mental health of society

Jessica Allen, Institute of Health Equity

The impact of mental health on communities: the view from civil society

Vanessa Pinfold, McPin Foundation

Vanessa will draw upon experiences of staff working at the McPin Foundation and relevant research projects to describe our reflections on community mental health and wellbeing. Our recent research includes studies on stigma and discrimination, life stories of people with psychosis, loneliness and mental health, wellbeing networks and peer support.