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17:00 29 May 2012
Tackling Depression: The Most Common Global Illness
Kennedy Lecture Theatre |
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street | London | WC1N 1EH |
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Alistair Campbell, Happiness is deeply personal. Alistair Campbell, who suffers from depression, looks in the mirror and finds a bittersweet reflection, a life divided between the bad and not-so-bad days, where the highest achievements in his professional life could leave him numb, and he can somehow look back on a catastrophic breakdown 25 years ago as the best thing that happened to him; he writes too of what he has learned from the recent death of his best friend, further informing his view that the pursuit of happiness is a long game.
Professor Michael King, Michael King is the Director of Mental Health Sciences, joint director of PRIMNT Clinical Trials Unit and joint lead on the UCL arm of the London Research Design Service. He has a particular interest in the design and conduct of cohort studies and randomised trials of complex mental health interventions in primary and secondary care and works both nationally and internationally.
These two speakers will present background information and discuss the wide range of mental health challenges that the world is faced with; mental health is the most common global health illness.
The talk will be chaired by Professor Anthony Costello (Head of UCL Centre for International Health & Development) and the panel members are Professor Sushrut Jadhav (UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit) and Dr Fiona Butler (London GP).
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