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Join in to find out what is happening in #WMHD2017 lunch and learn sessions

Thank you to all who joined yesterday’s webinar about Health Literacy and Mental Health. We had an engaging session, thanks to the excellent presentation by Professor Gill Rowlands and valuable contributions from participants who joined us from England, Scotland and Canada.

Join us for today's webinar, as we welcome Mark OneinFour to share with us what happened One day in June 2017

Professor Rowlands talked about 'health literacy as a social determinant of health' and how 'building literacy skills is a lifelong activity'. 

Questions and comments

Here is what webinar participants said: An screenshot from a webinar showing a slide on how does adult learning impac on mental health

“I am a literacy teacher and working in the early stages of a project that connects literacy teachers with a health clinic for refugee patients who have low literacy and little or no schooling in their language. Does anyone know of people and projects that I could connect with/read up on, that work with low adults with low literacy and mental health with refugees?

Culture is important in this. [In my experience] where is the authority and who is the authority has created some misunderstanding in the classroom.

Takes a lot of work to get people to see the purpose of a more active and engaged approach."

Some feedback on the webinar

“Thank you very much for this opportunity and for your expertise and excitement. Very much appreciated! :)

 This has been very useful to me as an ESOL practitioner

Thank you very much for this opportunity. Most interesting - I will share the recording with my colleagues."

Join in

As well as today’s One day in June 2017 with Mark OneinFour webinar, we have a range of, not to be missed, webinars for every day next week.  On Monday, 23rd October we engage with some important questions:

at 12.30, Mindfulness and resilience, the panacea? - with Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist at the HSE, as he asks “Is this all there is to workplace mental health?" and after that

at 1.30PM, Sue Bennet, Northamptonshire Adult Learning Service, presents us with a question: Should mental health be a family affair?

Check out the programme for the rest of October - we would love you to join us.