The construction of social problems including mental illness
'Race', Racism and Society including issues of mental health. Using intersectionality as a framework.
Power, Policy and Practice with particular reference to equalities work.
Reason for joining the mhhehub
Attending the Mental Health and Reflexivity conference
I have a diagnosis of Bipolar I
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