CMH Seminar – 20-Aug-2015: Experiences of discrimination and positive treatment in people with mental health problems: findings from an Australian national survey

12.30-1.30pm, Thursday 20 August 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Nicola Reavley is a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Career Development Fellow. Her research focuses on improving public knowledge and beliefs about mental health problems, reducing stigma and discrimination, and improving support for those with mental disorders.

The aim of the study was to carry out a national survey of experiences of discrimination and positive treatment associated with mental health problems.

Until relatively recently, the focus of much stigma research has been on the assessment of attitudes towards people with mental health problems, rather than on actual experiences of discrimination. No previous studies have assessed discrimination in the general population and even fewer have focused on positive treatment.

The presentation will outline key survey findings.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

All other enquiries to Nicky Woods, Tel: 03 8344 0908.

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