Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
This is an interdisciplinary session “Spaces of Mental Health” in the 8th European Conference on Mental Health October 2nd-4th in Belfast, UK.
Space has long been interest across disciplines such as history, geography, sociology, health studies,criminology, architecture and nursing studies. The meaning ascribed to space often varies between
disciplines. This session emphasizes the theme of the conference “breaking down the boundaries” by inviting participants from different disciplines to share their views about the spaces of mental health.
Themes could include but are not limited to:
- Physical spaces: the meaning of planning, architecture, interiors
- Digital spaces: use of virtual spaces, Internet services etc. in connection to mental health
- Relational spaces: spaces that are constructed through the interaction of people, objects etc.
- Spaces of confinement: institutional spaces, limited spaces, penal spaces
- Spaces of care: institutions, communities, homes, therapeutic spaces
- Spaces of security and insecurity: spaces connected to risk and risk assessment, safe spaces, surveillance
- Public spaces: the effect of public spaces to mental health
- Spaces of conflict: post-conflict spaces, spaces of refugees, war zones
- Dialectical/dialogic space
If you are interest in presenting, please send an abstract (max 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18th April, 2019.
Conference information: www.ecmh.eu
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