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The role of humanities in improving the lives of people who suffer from mental illness

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Panel Discussion: ‘The role of the humanities in improving the lives of people who suffer from mental illness?’

Ahmed Hankir is a trainee psychiatrist. He also suffers from manic depression. He will talk about the stigma surrounding mental health and how an engagement with the humanities may help overcome it.

Victoria Tischler Senior Lecturer in Psychology at London College of Fashion interested in the use of creative interventions to improve the health and well-being of people with mental health problems. She will talk about her research using visual art to stimulate cognition in people with dementia.

Brian Brown is Professor of Health Communication at De Montfort University. He has recently had a book published, “Health Humanities”, co-authored with Victoria Tischler.

Dr. Rashid Zaman is a Consultant Psychiatrist and associate lecturer at Cambridge University.

This talk is part of the Cambridge University Medical Humanities Society series.

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