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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Women's Mental Health and Well Being

9.45AM-3.30PM 2nd July 2003, WEETEC Building, Willenhall, Coventry

This event will disseminate findings, experience and ideas from research and practice and offer social and health care managers and practitioners an opportunity to reflect on the relevance of these messages to local service settings.

Chair: Professor Audrey Mullender, School of Health and Social Studies at Warwick

Key Speakers: Dr Cathy Humphreys, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health & Social Studies, Warwick - Messages from Research - and Dr Claudia Herbert, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Director of The Oxford Development Centre Ltd – Understanding and Working with Trauma.

Sponsored by Womens Aid Federation, England, this event will also feature a new drama production. Presented by The Geese Theatre Company ,‘’Trauma’’ has been commissioned by Making Research Count to highlight messages drawn from joint researcher, mental health and social care practitioner engagement in Making Research Count’s workshops during 2002.

Making Research Count works across Adult and Children's services, bringing together knowledge and expertise held by practitioners, agencies, researchers, service users and carers and providing accessible research-based support to its membership and their partners. Current regional membership includes: Universities of Warwick and Coventry; Coventry, Warwickshire and Nottingham Social Services; Coventry Primary Care Trust; Coventry & Warwickshire University Hospitals Trust.

The initiative is part of a national consortium of Universities, all with a proven track record in social care research, who work in regional partnership with some sixty local authorities, NHS Trusts and other agencies. East Anglia; Keele; Luton; Royal Holloway, University of London in association with The Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London; The Open University; Warwick in association with Coventry; York in association with Durham.

For further information or a booking form, contact:

Rose Ruddick / Sylvia Moore,
School of Health and Social Studies,
University of Warwick,
CV4 7AL.
Tel: 02476 574136.
Fax: 02476 524415