“Inequalities in mental health: economic and policy perspectives” OMHEP workshop

Following up on the success of the Oxford Mental Health Economics & Policy (OMHEP) workshop last September, we are delighted to invite you to the workshop titled “Inequalities in mental health: economic and policy perspectives” from 13:00 to 16.30 on Friday 19th April at the Abraham Lecture Theatre in Green Templeton College, Oxford.

This workshop will bring together academics, clinicians, commissioners, charities, and policy makers to share their views and discuss about inequalities in mental health and how they can be reduced. The workshop is convened by Assoc. Prof. Apostolos Tsiachristas and Prof. Belinda Lennox and is supported by Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry, Green Templeton College, and the local NIHR-Applied Research Collaboration. It will include presentations from key speakers but attendance and participation in the discussion is open to students, academics, NHS workers, charity workers, patients and public.


13.00 – 13.10 Welcome and Opening

- Sir Michael Dixon, Principal Green Templeton College

- Prof. Belinda Lennox, Head of Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

13.10-.14.00 Describing and measuring mental health inequality (Moderator: B. Lennox)

- Dr. Geraldine Strathdee, Independent Chair of rapid review into data on mental inpatient settings

- Dr. Ana Todoric, Research Scientist, Akrivia Health

14.00-14.15 break

14.15-15.15 The scale and impact of inequality in mental health (Moderator: A. Tsiachristas)

- Husnara Malik, National Lead for Mental Health Inequalities NHSE

- Myorong Yang, Health economist, HERC, University of Oxford

- Andy Bell – CEO of Centre for Mental Health

15.15-15.30 break

15.30-16.30 Addressing inequalities in mental health (Moderator: B. Lennox)

- Dr. Nick Broughton, CEO Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (BOB-ICS)

- Dr. Waheed Arian, founder of Arian Teleheal, NHS doctor, author, advisor to UN

- Prof. Apostolos Tsiachristas, Health Economist, University of Oxford

16.30-17.30 Drinks and canapes reception