Conference: Mental health and wellbeing – contested boundaries

Monday, 1 February 2016 10:30  Tuesday, 2 February 2016 at 17:00, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor UK.

Up to six free of charge student bursaries are available, funded by the Wellcome Trust. To apply for one please contact Janis Reeves via the details below. The bursaries will be awarded on the basis of financial need and intellectual benefit. Beyond the bursaries there is also a student rate of £85 (inclusive of accommodation). Standard rate, including accommodation, is £102.


The role of well-being in public mental health is a subject that is being discussed widely in academic, policy and clinical circles, but there is concern that these discussions have become more of a mantra within policy making rather than an evidence-based reality.

The overall objective of the conference will be to provide a safe forum for researchers, practitioners, service users, NHS representatives, charities, students and funders to exchange views and talk constructively about the contested boundaries of well-being in public mental health and discuss options for improving the situation going forward.

The key questions that will be addressed during the panel sessions are: 

• What is the relationship between ‘mental health’ and ‘well-being’?
• What is “wellbeing”?
• What evidence is there on promoting resilience in mental health?
• What is our approach to the use of evidence in mental health policy?
• What is the role of psychiatry in public mental health?
• How are mental health variations of importance measured and experienced?
• Taking things forward and working together – the future of public mental health


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Janis Reeves by email ( or phone (+44 1784 497794)

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