Making Libraries More Accessible: Supporting students diagnosed with mental health difficulties [Event Ref. No. TG2/MLMA]
Date: Friday 19th March 2010
Time: 10am – 1pm (Coffee & Registration from 9.30)
Venue: Room MAL 151, Birkbeck College, University of London, http://www.bbk.ac.uk/maps
Audience: Disability reps, Librarians, Managers, frontline and specialist staff.
Aims and purpose of the session:
• To provide a forum of discussion on disability, mental health and student welfare;
• To provide examples of good practice in the area of disability support (particularly in supporting students diagnosed with mental health difficulties).
• Mike Rymer (award winning filmmaker) – Screening of the short film Sick and discussion around issues of mental health
• Gavin Beattie (Academic Support Manager, UCL Library Services / Volunteer, Central London Samaritans) – The Samaritans and mental health
• Sue Jackson (senior lecturer in disability support, London College of Communication) – Sharing experiences of supporting the academic work of students with mental health issues
• Jane Sedgwick (Open University Tutor & Mental Health and Well Being Advisor for the LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre) – Changing Ideas in Mental Health.
Please note that there are limited places available for this event.
To book a place please use our online booking form or email the administrator via firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: £45 for CPD25 members & RSA Fellowship members* and £60 for other institutions.
Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.
* RSA Fellowship members should state that they are members when booking and give their membership number.