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New partnership to promote mental health to be launched


The Centre is participating in an exciting new collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast, the Mental Health Foundation and the Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network.

The purpose of this collaboration is to bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners across Northern Ireland to develop new ideas around mental health service delivery and identify priority areas for future research. You are cordially invited to join us for the launch of the new partnership:

Launch Event

Success Through Collaboration for Mental Health

Wednesday 18 January 2017 at 9.30 am

Lanyon Building Room 1/52, Queen’s University Belfast


9.30 – 9.40am Tea, Coffee and light refreshments

9.40 – 9.45am Welcome. Dr Paul Best, Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation

9.45 – 10am An overview of current work and key areas of interest. Dr Gavin Davidson, Mental Health and Well-being Programme Lead at the Centre for Evidence of Social Innovation

10 – 10.15am Practical ways to influence policy. Dr Iris Elliot, Head of Policy and Research, Mental Health Foundation

10.15 – 10.30am Building a collaborative network. Dr Mark Tully, Director of the Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network

10.30 – 10.40am What makes a good team? Professor Frank Kee, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Public Health

10.45 – 12pm What next? Roundtable discussion to share ideas, identify funding options and build collaborations.

Why should you attend?

  • To gain practical advice on how to target key government officials in order to influence policy and increase real world impact
  • To find out how NIPHRN can add value to your research and practice through the Research Development Group model
  • To learn more about upcoming projects and opportunities to get involved.

 To register for the event or for more information email: d.piekaar@qub.ac.uk 

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