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BBC Film Explores Science Behind Mental Illness

A new BBC film has explored the science behind mental illness as part of the corporation's ongoing season looking at mental health issues.
The documentary called Inside My Mind uses computer graphics to travel inside the bodies and minds of 5 people who all suffer from a range of mental health conditions including schizophrenia, OCD. anorexia nervosa and bipolar disorder.
The programme looks into the social, biological and psychological changes which are part of each person's condition and unravels the treatments which are helping them overcome their conditions.
The show is available on the iPlayer until 19 August 2013 and was screened on TV as part of the BBC Three It's a Mad World Season which is taking a look at mental health issues.
The corporation has decided to examine mental health as one in four people across the UK will suffer from some form of mental health problem each year and it is something which can happen to anyone, at any time.
To find out more about the season and the programmes which are being broadcast as part of it please visit the It's a Mad World Season website.

Free Online Mental Health Legal Resource

If you're a mental health practitioner and your interested in the legal side of your profession then we've found an online resource which you might find invaluable.

Mental Health Law Online is a free internet resource solely about mental health law in England and Wales and primarily aimed at mental health practitioners.

Anyone can contribute to its various forums and you might have even heard of it before as between April 2006 and September 2010 it was known as 'Wiki Mental Health'.

The site is mine of legal information and you can keep up with all its contents by joining its free monthly mailing list with further information available via its Email Updates page.

You can choose whether to receive emails on a monthly or more frequent basis or even subscribe to its monthly Kindle Updates if you've to an ereader.

Outside of that - you're free to join the site's Discussion Lists which cover all aspects of mental health law via conversations with other mental health practitioners.

The site also offers an Online CPD Scheme which is suitable for for solicitors (SRA-accredited), barristers (established practitioners), psychiatrists, social workers and psychiatric nurses with further information on the site's CPD Scheme page.

Mental Health Law Online is free to use and maintained on a voluntary basis.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available at WaMH in PC Annual Conference

We offering medical companies, organisations and charities the opportunity to sponsor our upcoming annual conference by taking up exhibition space at the day-long event.

Our 2013 ‘Really Useful Conference’ will be held at Cheltenham Racecourse on Wednesday 9 October where the agenda will be looking at how the well-being of staff and patients can be improved in general practice.

Exhibition space is an integral part of the day as it enables delegates to explore and compare a vast array of products and services and meet new and existing suppliers.

On the other hand it allows exhibitors gather market research and other information from the 150 medical professionals who are the delegates and the majority of which will be GPs from across the UK.

The other benefits of exhibiting include the opportunity to:

  • Increase sales, generate new contacts and build a quality database
  • Raise the profile and industry awareness of your company, products and services
  • Learn about primary care changes and developments 

We offer 2 levels of sponsorship - our Gold Package which costs £1,000 plus VAT provides you with a:

  • Prominent exhibition space, close to the catering area
  • Company logo and 150 word Company editorial included in the delegate pack
  • Full delegate list with names, roles and locations
  • Complete conference documentation
  • Complimentary delegates passes for 2 people
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments for two exhibitors

While our Silver Package which costs £400 plus VAT provides you with a: 

  • Company logo and 100 word editorial in the delegate pack
  • Full delegate list with names, roles and locations
  • Complete conference documentation
  • Buffet lunch and refreshments for up to 2 representatives
Our target audience is wide ranging but our focus is to bring mental health practitioners and professionals, such as GPs, nurses and psychiatrists together with agencies, commissoners, organisations and policy makers so they can work in collaboration.

For further details about the event agenda or to discuss your requirements please call our Project Manager Lesley Hills on 029 2050 4516 or email her at