Human rights in mental health

Free Public Lecture

Human rights in mental health

Theatre A
Elisabeth Murdoch Building


Booking not required

For United Nations Human Rights Day, the Global and Cultural Mental Unit (Centre for Mental Health, School of Population and Global Health) in collaboration with the Social Equity Institute and representatives from Mind and Mental Illness Fellowship, is hosting a free event open to the public. The program will include a screening of the documentary Breaking the chains (Director, Dr Erminia Colucci), music, presentations and a panel discussion dedicated to human rights in mental health.

All welcome. Seat reservations available via online Bookings.

Event schedule:

4.15-4.45pm: Arrivals and music by Quashani Bahd

4.45-5.00pm: Welcome and introduction- Anthony Stratford (Mind Australia and Yale University)

5.00-5.20pm: 'Human Rights and Compulsory Treatment in Australia' -Prof. Bernadette McSherry (Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne)

5.20-5.40pm: ‘Human rights abuses against asylum seekers and impact on mental health and suicide’ -A/Prof Harry Minas (Global and Cultural Mental Health Unit, University of Melbourne)

5.40-6.50pm Official launch and screening of ‘Breaking the chains’ -Prof. Andrew Irving (Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, The University of Manchester, UK).

6.50-7.00pm: Speech by Ben Rinaudo, lived-experience advocate and peer support worker from Mental Illness Fellowship

7.00-7.10pm: Skype intervention by Anto SG (Indonesia), a ‘pasung victim’ featured in the ‘Breaking the chains’ series

7.10-7.40pm: Panel discussion

7.40-8.10pm: Music performance by The Moon’s A Balloon Community Choir

8.15-8.45pm: Closing concert by Plan B Big Band

8.45-9.00pm: Exit

Please note that a seminar on this topic will also be hosted by the School of Population and Global Health

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