How does gender affect mental health care? Why are women less likely to be taken seriously?
What can we do to challenge the stigma and change the status quo?
A fifth of women – and one in four pregnant women – are reported to suffer from a mental health issue such as anxiety and depression, compared to one in eight men, with young women currently the highest risk group for mental health problems.
Join us to discuss the challenges facing women’s mental health and potential paths to a more equitable treatment.
Speakers include: Rianna Walcott and Samara Linton, editors of The Colour of Madness, an upcoming anthology highlighting the mental health experiences of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities; Tania Diggory, Founder of Calmer, a platform that supports the mental health of entrepreneurs; and Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq, artist and art psychotherapist.
Chaired by Shahroo Izadi, behavioural change specialist and author of The Kindness Method, out in June 2018.