Mental Health in Palliative Care Conference

11 September 2015

Health and social care professionals from across the UK are being invited to a special conference which will explore the often overlooked area of mental health in palliative and end of life care.

Keynote speakers and renowned experts will address delegates at the conference, including Professor Mari Lloyd Williams, from the University of Liverpool, and Dr David Jolley, a leading psychiatrist in dementia care from The University of Manchester.

Chaired by Tony Bonser, Trustee of the National Council for Palliative Care and St Catherine's Hospice in Preston, the conference will be held at Leigh Sports Village in Greater Manchester on Wednesday 3rd February 2016.

Organised by Wigan and Leigh Hospice, the conference will give fellow professionals a real insight in to caring for patients experiencing mental health issues both before and after a life-limiting diagnosis.

Sarah Owens, Palliative Care Lead Educator at Wigan and Leigh Hospice, said: "The conference has been designed to tackle an area that isn't widely talked about but which is such a significant part of palliative care.

"We are bringing together experts in this field to talk about key developments and current academic thinking.

"The conference should appeal to a wide range of health and social care professionals who may support individuals living with mental health or palliative care needs."

An early bird fee of £85 is available before October 31st, 2015. A standard fee of £100 will apply to all bookings made after this date.

Further information and booking forms are available from the Education Department at Wigan and Leigh Hospice on 01942 525566 or education@wlh.org.uk. Alternatively visit www.wlh.org.uk or follow the conference on Twitter @wl_hospice #wl_hospiceconf.

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