Student Mental Health

Thursday 18 November 2021 (13:00-14:00)

Rebecca Wynter

Allen Building Study-In 13 November 1967, Duke University Archives, Durham, North Carolina, USA. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The Salon – a new virtual discussion rooted in Mental Health Humanities 

This new monthly virtual discussion is part of the Mental Health and Medical Humanities Initiative, instigated by the Institute for Mental Health, but owned by scholars across campus at the University of Birmingham. Online each month, an internal and external speaker act as ‘provocateurs’, offering brief 5-minute presentations that might be rooted in a reading, a piece of art, or a key theme from their research. The Salon aims to recreate stimulating, interdisciplinary discussions, which maximise ideas and collaborations and slot discretely into busy schedules.

Student mental health

An online interactive Mental Health Humanities discussion, featuring guest speakers:

  • Sarah Crook is lecturer in post-1800 European Social and Cultural History at Swansea University. She held a Junior Fellowship at New College, Oxford after being awarded her PhD in 2016. Her current research explores the history of concern about student mental health in Britain.
  • Rachel Winter is a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. She has a background in in medical sociology and qualitative methods. She specialises in using online and offline ethnography to research mental and physical health. In her current work she explores online discussions about self-harm and suicide content, and how people engage with such content. Her research also focuses on the ways in which young people use social media to discuss their mental health and provide peer-support to each other.

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