Workshop – Improving health for people with a serious mental illness – 10th November 2014

People with serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, over a protracted period of time can also find their physical health seriously affected.

The University of Huddersfield recently highlighted that a recent publication has shown that people with schizophrenia have a threefold increase in mortality compared with the general population of England and Wales, and that approximately 81% of that increase is from natural causes, especially cardiovascular disease (Brown 2010).

There is historical evidence that sufferers from serious mental illness also have increased rates of infectious diseases (Cournos 2005), non-insulin dependent diabetes, respiratory disease and cancer (Dixon 1999, Robson 2007).

The University of Huddersfield in partnership with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust would like to invite service users, carers, clinicians, researchers and other interested stakeholders to a consultation “workshop” to get your views and
thoughts on how we might address some of the issues outlined above. Although we have
given some thought to this serious problem, we believe it is vitally important to get a
range of perspectives with the intention of designing an intervention that could be tested
in a clinical trial.

The Details
Date: Monday 10th November 2014
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: Room HW3/18, Harold Wilson Building, School of Human & Health Sciences,
Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
Refreshments and lunch provided.

To secure a place at the workshop please contact Andrew Clifton via email: or telephone 01484 473469. Please note places are limited.

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