Mental health network meeting

This session will examine the link between mental health and poverty

Inequalities in society are associated with a significant increased risk of mental ill health. Poverty is a key player. People in poverty can face constant, high levels of stress, for example due to struggling to make ends meet, overcrowded or unsafe housing, fear of crime, and comparatively poor physical health. As further connections are made between the issues of poverty and mental health, we will examine, with our expert speakers, what funders need to know to make their funding more effective.

Date: 4 December 2023

Time: 2pm - 3.30pm


Chris Birt, Associate director for Scotland, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Jen Daffin, Community Clinical Psychologist - Deputy Director of Relational Practice and Change, Platform

Sarah Hughes, CEO, Mind


Fozia Irfran, Director of impact and influence, BBC Children in Need 

Gill Aconley, Grants Officer, Allen Lane Foundation

This event will take place online. A Zoom link will be sent 48 hours before. 

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