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Mental health forum

An informal, interdisciplinary forum for academics and practitioners working in the mental health field to share and discuss their mutual interests. Unless otherwise indicated, the group meets every month on Thursdays at 4.30pm in the CHSTM Seminar Room, 2.57 Simon Building (see how to find us for directions).

Please contact the co-ordinator, Val Harrington (, if you have any queries about seminar arrangements. Please sign up to our mailing list if you want to receive updates about seminars and other CHSTM events.

Programme for October-December 2012

4 October
Val Harrington, University of Manchester
“Irritable mind or irritable bowel?” Emotion, stress and psychopathology in the history of irritable bowel syndrome

1 November
Lisa Morris, University of Salford, and Sarah Matthews, University of Manchester
Shared identity: two methodological approaches to researching Approved Mental Health Professionals

6 December
Katherine Rawling, University of Leeds
Patient portraits: photographic images of mental illness, c.1880-1910

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