Know about social issues touching Jewish, Irish, European migrants

Mental Health and Well-Being Conference on 28th October 2010 25th October 2010: Get a better grip on major mental health and social issues affecting the Jewish, Irish and European migrant communities by attending a Mental Health and Well-Being Conference.
It is being held on 28th October 2010 between 9:30 am and 4 pm at Waterside Arts Centre, Waterside Plaza, Sale, Greater Manchester M33 7ZF.

The conference is being organised by SEVA for Jewish, Irish and European minorities. The `unique and path-breaking conference is expected to enable you to have a better understanding of major mental health and social issues, which affect the Jewish, Irish and European migrant communities in Greater Manchester and to engage with them in a more effective way.

According to Migrants’ Rights Network, SEVA is coordinating this event in co-operation with its community partners – the Jewish Mental Health Alliance, the Federation of Irish Societies and Europia, who are leading various workshops. 

SEVA is grateful to the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities for their financial support.

Previous SEVA Conferences for the Jewish and Irish communities each attracted over 140 people and they expect this event to be just as popular.

SEVA welcomes applications from front-line and clinical staff, managers as well as commissioning teams. Whilst the over-arching theme is Mental Health, it touches on many other areas of civic life – access to hospital and community-based services, the use of arts and leisure activities to engage with these communities, the impact of debt and homelessness, housing options and community cohesion to list just a few examples.

The aims of the Conference are to promote dialogue and co-operation between mainstream NHS and Local Authority agencies and the respective community partners and to encourage improvements to local services, which are cost-effective and offer clear benefits for all stakeholders. 

There is a Conference fee of £50 for statutory agencies and £30 for voluntary sector bodies and some concessionary places are available on request. This fee includes a wide range of workshops and a comprehensive Conference pack and therefore offers excellent value-for-money.

If you wish to attend, you can contact: Tom Griffiths at [email protected]


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