Mental Health and the Environment Symposium 31st March 2011: Programme

10.00-10.30 Arrival – refreshments
10.30-10.45 Welcome and Introductions 

Dr Jamie Pearce (Reader in Human Geography) Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciences,

University of Edinburgh

10.45-11.15 Built environments 

Title: Mental health and the local social & built environment

Dr Anne Ellaway, Programme Leader, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow.

11.15-11.30 Questions and Discussion
11.30-12.00 Social environments 

Title:  The Geography of Common Mental Disorders:  Social Environments

Dr Liz Twigg, Principal Lecturer in Geography, Department of Geography, University of Portsmouth

12.00-12.15 Questions and Discussion
12.15-1.15 Lunch
1.15-1.45 Natural environments 

Title: Mental wellbeing & the natural environment: restoration or risk?

Professor Christine Milligan, Professor of Health and Social Geography, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University

1.45-2.00 Questions and Discussion
2.00-2.30 Natural environments 

Title: Natural environments; a balm for poor mental health? Evidence from Scotland.

Prof Richard Mitchell, Professor of Health and Environment, Public Health, University of Glasgow

2.30-2.45 Questions and Discussion
2.45-3.15 Coffee
3.15-3.45 Caring environments 

Title:  Caring Environments: psychiatric hospital design for ‘therapeutic landscapes’?

Professor Sarah Curtis, Professor of Health and Risk, Department of Geography, Durham University

3.45-4.00 Questions and Discussion
4.00-5.00 Final synopsis, reflections and open floor session 

Professor Steve Platt, Professor of Health Policy Research, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Dr Hester Parr, Reader, Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow

5.00-6.00 Drinks Reception
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