‘Shame and Mental Health’ Panel debate


What is the impact of shame on mental health and wellbeing?


Thursday 17 May
The Lecture Theatre, Riverside Campus, University of Worcester 6pm-8pm

You are cordially invited to a panel debate for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, which shines a spotlight on stress.

Research has shown that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year and stress is a key factor in this. Research has also shown that there are strong links between stress, mental health and shame. Professor Brene Brown PhD, defines shame as:

The intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection.

During our event, an eminent panel of experts will illustrate and debate the following questions:

  1. What causes people to feel shame?
  2. How do men and women experience shame, (how does it affect how we think, feel, behave, perform and perceive ourselves, others and the world)?
  3. What can we do differently in Worcestershire to lessen any impact of shame on the mental health and wellbeing of all sections of our society?
  4. What would that mean for our public services, our workplaces, our schools, housing and community?

We also consider the audience as ‘experts’ and will value your input on the form of discussion/debate and invite you to put forward questions for the panel.

 Booking details and confirmation of panel members to follow.

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