THE VALUE OF UNITY
space & temporality
Confirmed Speakers & Contributors:
I am extremely grateful for the contributions from the Conference Planning Committee Members:
Alison Cameron, Jenny Edwards, Shivani Patel, Gerry Craigen, Cara Lisette, Mariana Pinto Da Costa, Kristina Barger & more TBC
WHEN: 13-14th August 2019
WHERE: within the precincts of Westminster Abbey, Dean’s Yard, Westminster School, SW1P 3PF, London, UK
REGISTRATION: Register your interest here. Attendance is free, but spaces are very limited (~100 delegates).
here's what happened last year
TRUST: DIMH2018 Theme
"Thank you for arranging such an inspiring event"
"It was certainly an amazing, insightful and productive time. I have never been at a conference that had such a diverse crowd, yet all focused on one issue. It really demonstrates the global importance of digital mental health and related issues have in the future."
More feedback here
WHEN: 17-18th July 2018
WHERE Manoukian Music Centre, Westminster School, SW1P 3QB / Weston Building, Dean’s Yard, Westminster School, SW1P 3PF
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED (Registration is required; attendance is free). Spaces are limited to ~90-100 delegates.
SPEAKERS, PANELISTS, WORKSHOP LEADERS & OTHER CONTRIBUTORS More information can be found here
SOCIAL EVENT digital interactive theatre - find out more here
CREATOR / SUPPORT & SPONSORS Becky Inkster, London, UK / Westminster School, Alan Turing Institute
SOCIAL MEDIA Want to help us spread the word?
THEME & AIMS This summer's theme is centred around TRUST as examined from diverse stakeholders perspectives. The overall conference aim is to combine mental health, digital technology and culture to bring innovative positive change for those seeking mental health support. We will explore how digital technologies can be implemented into personalised and/or group mental health interventions and we will examine digital equality and develop culturally-sensitive ways to bring innovation directly to disadvantaged groups.
OUTCOMES Confirmed Special Collection of publications based on the conference proceedings, kindly hosted by the journal, AI & SOCIETY: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication. More outcomes will be announced during the Opening Remarks.
Here's what happened at the 2017 summer conference....
"I speak at a lot of conferences and am often underwhelmed by them, but I was really genuinely very impressed by what you managed to pull off – particularly the diversity and range of speakers with so many different perspectives and I felt like I learnt ever such a lot."
Speaker, 2017 Conference
"It was particularly good to see people from different disciplines and backgrounds coming together to share information in a way that was supportive and collaborative"
Delegate, 2017 Conference
Innovation & Strategies for Digital Interventions in Mental Health
31st July - 2nd August 2017
Westminster, London, England
TITLE Innovation & Strategies for Digital Interventions in Mental Health
WHEN 31st July - 2nd August 2017
REGISTRATION Registration and attendance is free of charge. Total attendance is limited to approximately 80 delegates.
CREATOR Dr Becky Inkster @Dr_Inkster (academic affiliations: Honorary Research Fellow Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK & Visiting Scholar SAFE Lab, Columbia University, New York City, USA)
SPEAKERS & CONTRIBUTORS More information can be found here.
SPONSORS & SUPPORT Hospital Club, Starbucks, Wellcome Trust, Westminster School
SOCIAL MEDIA Want to help us spread the word?
AIMS The overall aim is to combine psychiatry, digital technology and culture to bring innovative positive change for those seeking mental health support. Our key objectives include:
to explore how digital technology data (e.g., social media sites) can be implemented into personalised and/or group mental health interventions; and
to promote digital equality and develop culturally-sensitive ways to bring innovation directly to disadvantaged groups, including the homeless, inner city gang members, prisoners/young offenders, refugees, victims of violence, perinatal mental health, low resource areas and more.
OUTCOMES More information can be found here
DAY 1, The Lecture Room, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
Registration (12:00 – 2:00 pm)
Keynote Lecture, Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School (3:00 – 4:00 pm). Title: The Digital “Revolution” for Global Mental Health: from fantasy to reality
Social Event, The Hospital Club, Covent Garden (4:30 – 7:30 pm) - details here
DAY 2, Weston Building, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
Lecture Themes (9:00 – 12:00 pm; 2:00 – 5:00 pm):
Global Digital Mental Health, Society and Culture, Chaired by Ricardo Araya, King’s College London, UK.
Technology & Methodologies, Chaired by Dr David Stillwell; Cambridge University, UK
Ethics, Policy and the Public Sphere, Chaired by News Editor, Matthew Shaw; BBC, UK
DAY 3, Weston Building, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
Workshop Themes (9:00 – 10:00 am; 10:00 – 11:00 am; 11:00 – 12:00 pm)
There will be 5 parallel running conference workshops in which attendees can choose 3 to attend. This design has been used to encourage mixing of groups. Each workshop will ensure that attendees learn something about psychiatry, digital technology/methodologies, and various forms of culture. These workshops include:
#BeyondTheBullets How do Chicago gang networks communicate violence and trauma using Twitter?
#TheDigitalPsychiatrist We explore the capabilities and limitations of new technological approaches for patient interaction.
#PrisonTransitionTools How can digital technology supplement the reform process for prisoners both inside and outside of prison settings?
#ViewsFromTheStreet This Data Donation Project will offer the chance to analyse and interpret digital photographs taken by homeless people, which document their environments, daily experiences, thoughts and feelings.
#FaceToFaceOrFacebook Here we explore the latest trends and success stories of those successfully applying these tools.
Discussion Roundtables (2:00 – 2:30 pm), Weston Building, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
Q&A Session Live Stream (3:00 – 4:00 pm), The Lecture Room, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
The Q&A Session will be streamed live from the UK (3pm) reaching out globally. We will combine knowledge from the Lectures and Workshops and we aim to involve the public in the discussion using the hashtag #DIGITALMENTALHEALTHLIVE.
Closing Remarks (4:30 – 5:00 pm), The Lecture Room, Westminster School, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3PF
Post-Conference "Tech for social good" Hackathon
Wednesday 2nd August 5:30 - 7:30pm, Westminster, London. More details can be found here.
Feature: The Birth Trauma Association
The Birth Trauma Association (BTA) is the only charity in the UK focusing on the issue of traumatic birth. Therefore, we want to support and promote this great cause. Find out more here.