At a time when the NHS is under immense pressure to meet demands, especially in mental health, the workshop aims to support health professionals, service users, families and other interested parties by examining personal values and the impact these have on our individual wellbeing and attitudes towards mental illness.
Participants will be introduced to theoretical concepts and models of wellbeing before completing an anonymous on-line questionnaire designed to stimulate reflection on personal values and practices related to their wellbeing. This session is interactive and will enable exchange of views. The questionnaires will be analysed after the event and a copy of the anonymised analysis will sent to all participants.
The theme of values will then focus on stigma, moving from general principles to stigma and mental illness. This session is also interactive. Participants will complete a staged questionnaire, when prompted, in order to determine their views before and after the workshop, thereby tracking any changes in perception. These questionnaires will also be analysed after the event, and an anonymised report will be sent to participants.