Tuesday 2nd June 2015
10.00-10.20 Welcome and introduction from Simon Bradstreet (SRN), Judith Robertson (See Me) and Gordon Johnston (VOX) – live streamed
10.20-10.45 Dr Heather Stuart – Keynote – live streamed
Dr. Heather Stuart was the first keynote speaker at the 2015 Rights for Life conference. Heather is Professor of Community Health and Epidemiology at Queen’s University Canada and in 2012 was appointed Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair. Heather’s presentation addresses stigma from a human rights perspective.
10.45-11.10 Graham Morgan (MBE) – Keynote – live streamed
Graham Morgan MBE was the second of our keynote speakers. Graham is a well-known spokesperson for HUG Action for Mental Health, a collective advocacy group that represents the interests of users of mental health services across the Highlands. Graham’s speech touches on a range of subjects, including mental health and human rights in a climate of austerity, stigma and self-stigma, as well as his own personal experiences.
11.10-11.30 Audience Q&A – live streamed
After their speeches, Graham and Heather took part in a Q&A session with the audience.
11.45-13.00 Parallel panel discussions and consultations:
- Education, rights and recovery panel
- Employment and employability panel
- Engagement and activism panel
- Fair representation in the arts panel (organised in collaboration with Mental Health Foundation)
- The right to an adequate standard of living panel (live streamed)
- Mental Welfare Commission Commitment 5 consultation
- Scottish National Action Plan for Human Rights consultation
- Colin McKay (Mental Welfare Commission)
- Dr. Heather Stuart (Queen’s University, Canada)
- Joyce Mouriki MBE (Voices Of eXperience)
- Ron Coleman (Working to Recovery)
- Shaben Begum MBE (Scottish Independent Advocacy Association)
Chair: Pennie Taylor
15.30-16.30 Parallel showcases and consultations:
- Co-production: Theatre Nemo / COPE Scotland
- Doing Things Differently: Hope Café Lanarkshire / Skye and Lochalsh CAB Advise-Ability Project (live streamed)
- Patient Rights and Voices: Patient Opinion / Patient Advice and Support Service
- Peer Support and Self-Management: SAMH Expeerience Counts peer support service / WRAP and other self-management approaches
- SAMH What Next? consultation
- Service Change and SRI 2: NHS Lanarkshire / Scottish Recovery Network
- Supported Decision-Making: The Advocacy Project / Mental Health Network Peer Volunteer Advance Statement project
16.30-17.00 Wrap up and looking to tomorrow
At the end of day one, we asked Chris O’Sullivan of the Mental Health Foundation to share a review of some of the online content and conversations that had taken place. Kuladharini of the Scottish Recovery Consortium then shared some of the content and conversations that had taken place at the venue.