Inequalities in mental health: economic and policy perspectives

Friday 19 April 2024   13:00 to 16:30

This workshop in the EP Abraham Lecture Theatre will bring together academics, clinicians, commissioners, charities, and policy makers to share their views and discuss about inequalities in mental health and how they can be reduced. The workshop is convened by Research Fellow Associate Professor Apostolos Tsiachristas and Governing Body Fellow Professor Belinda Lennox and is supported by Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry, Green Templeton College, and the local NIHR-Applied Research Collaboration. It will include presentations from key speakers but attendance and participation in the discussion is open to students, academics, NHS workers, charity workers, patients and public.


13:00 – Welcome and opening

13:10 – Describing and measuring mental health inequality

  • Dr Strathdee Geraldine, Independent Chair of rapid review into data on mental inpatient settings
  • Dr Ana Todoric, Research Scientist, Akrivia Health
  • Moderator: Belinda Lennox

14:00 – break

14:15 – The scale and impact of inequality in mental health

  • Husnara Malik, National Lead for Mental Health Inequalities NHSE
  • Myorong Yang, Health economist, HERC, University of Oxford
  • Andy Bell, CEO of Centre for Mental Health
  • Moderator: Apostolos Tsiachristas

15:15 – break

15:30 – Addressing inequalities in mental health

  • Dr Nick Broughton, Associate Fellow, Green Templeton and CEO, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (BOB-ICS)
  • Dr Waheed Arian, founder of Arian Teleheal, NHS doctor, author, advisor to UN
  • Professor Apostolos Tsiachristas, Health Economist, University of Oxford
  • Moderator: Belinda Lennox

16:30 – Drinks and nibbles reception

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