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18:00 - 20:00 20 July 2016

Preventable harm: can risk assessment in mental health be evidence-based?


Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Niall Boyce, Lancet Psychiatry
Dr Sarah Carr, Middlesex University
Prof Seena Fazel, Oxford University
Dr Hind Khalifeh, King's College
Dr Farhana Mann, University College London

“Failed by mental health services” is an all too familiar newspaper headline.

Can mental health services use new research into risks of self-harm, harm to others, and violence from others to make better decisions? Or is risk assessment simply a box-ticking exercise, and might overemphasis on risk damage patient care?

These questions and more will be addressed in a 90-minute ‘question-time’ style conversation featuring a panel of experts from a range of backgrounds: health professionals, researchers, and service users. There will be ample opportunity to share your views and drive the discussion.

Hosted by UCL Division of Psychiatry, the Mental Elf and Lancet Psychiatry


Sonia Johnson
+44 (0)20 7679 9453 | s.johnson@ucl.ac.uk