Mental health is a human right – it’s time that mental health is available for all. Universal health coverage and is urgently required as the world grapples with the current health emergency.
This theme, will highlight that access to mental health services remains unequal, with between 75% to 95% of people with mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries unable to access mental health services at all, and access in high income countries is not much better.
Many people with a mental illness do not receive the treatment that they are entitled to and deserve and together with their families and careers continue to experience stigma and discrimination.
The stigma and discrimination experienced by people who experience mental ill health not only affects that persons physical and mental health, stigma also affects their educational opportunities, current and future earning and job prospects, and also affects their families and loved ones. This inequality needs to be addressed because it should not be allowed to continue. We all have a role to play to address these disparities and ensure that people with lived experience of mental health are fully integrated in all aspects of life.
The COVID 19 pandemic has further highlighted the effects of inequality on health outcomes and no nation, however rich, has been fully prepared for this. The pandemic has and will continue to affect people, of all ages, in many ways: through infection and illness, through the economic impact, with job losses and continued job insecurity; and with the physical distancing that can lead to social isolation.
We need to act, and act urgently.
Day 1: 12th October 2021 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Theme:-Mental Health in an Unequal World
Panel Discussion on Topic – “Social Dysfunction & the spread of Drugs”
Use of Drugs is associated with numerous medical, psychiatric, psychological, spiritual, economic, social, family, and legal problems. These problems create a significant burden for the affected individuals, their families, and society. Discussion by experts on Impact of Social Dysfunction in families and environment and its impact.
Speakers – Mental Health Professionals & Legal Expert
1. Dr. Vinay Saini
Consultant Psychiatrist Govt. Hospital Gurugram
De-Addiction Program In-charge
Nodal Officer, District Tobacco control Program
2. Dr. Shubra Sanyal
Criminal Psychologist & Project Director with Government of India
3. Mr. Vishant Agarwal
Author, Speaker & Emotional Intelligence Expert.
4. Vishesh Wadhwa
Advocate, Delhi High Court
Day 1: 12th October 2021 – 4:15 Pm – 5:00 PM
Case Discussion on “Drug Addiction among Adolescence in the Pandemic Period”
Speaker – Rashi Jain
Director & Clinical Psychologist
Mind Ease Psychological Services & wellness Center Pvt. Ltd
13th October 2021 – 4:00 Pm – 5 PM
Mental illness affects everyone-children and adults, young and old. But not everyone experiences these concerns the same way. More and more researches today indicate the existence of wide number of disparities with which people receive mental health attention, care and treatment. With that in mind, the session will focus on age discrimination in mental health and will be structured around 3 key areas related to neglected mental health of children, mental health of older adults and remedial actions/ interventions.
Talk on “Age Disparity in Mental Health”
Speaker – Saakshi Singla
Child Development Expert
Child & Family Coach
Day 3 – 14th October 2021
Activity at IILM University
Mindfulness Session for Faculty & Staff& Interactive Session on the
Theme “Mental Health in an Unequal World”
Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery and other practices to relax the body and mind. The following session is focused on training participants in mindfulness meditation to enable them to slow down the racing thoughts, let go of negativity and calm both their mind and body.
By – Kamna Yadav