Dangerous liaisons?: The myth of mental illness and risk
RCN Research Society: Winifred Raphael Lecture
A Public lecture for World Mental Health Day
Monday 10 October 18:30 – 20:00
Professor Patrick Callaghan (Professor of Mental Health Nursing) explores the myth that the mentally ill are dangerous and menacing. He will argue that whilst risk assessment is pervasive in mental health practice, it can have a stigmatising effect on people using mental health services. Introduction by Karen Medd (Middle Street Resource Centre).