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The Together Against Stigma (TAS) conference is a biannual event organized under the auspices of the World Psychiatric Association.

It serves as an international platform to share the latest developments, research outcomes and best practices.

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13th and 14th
October 2021

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Vision

Healthy mindsets towards a healthier planet

Stigma jeopardizes the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. The ability to build and maintain mental well-being can help individuals to overcome even the most difficult life situations; and vice versa, a lack of mental well-being can generate distress even in favorable situations. With a highly globalized world largely influenced by consumerism, we are all too often subjected to chasing after materials and lifestyle that bring only temporary relief, rather than fostering longer-term promotion of internal resources. Consumerism in turn threatens larger scale planetary health, offsetting the ecosystem that keeps us alive and thriving. It is timely to revisit the drivers of human consumption and of skewed attitudes to mental health in order to build a future that works to buttress wellbeing and mental health. We need a better mindset for a healthy planet, and tackling stigma is a key step to achieving better outcomes for the global population.

Topics

Mental health literacy

Mental health and young people

Anti-stigma initiatives globally

Stigma in health and social care

Stigma and lived experience

Tickets

Regular ticket - 90 €

Reduced ticket - 50 €

Reduced tickets are available for low or middle income countries
and for people with lived experience.

Bursaries

Bursaries are available for low or middle income countries
and for people with lived experience.

Speakers

Symposium

Conference organizing committee

Program

Prague Virtual Studio
Day 1

Global update from the top experts in the field

  • Moderators: Petr Winkler (On the Level, NIMH CZ), Anna Kagstrom (NIMH CZ)
  • 11:00 – 11:05 Petr Winkler (On the Level, NIMH CZ) – Welcome
  • 11:05 – 11:10 Dana Chrtková (Dialogos CZ) – Welcome – PWLE Section
  • 11:10 – 11:25 Graham Thornicroft (KCL, UK; WPA) – Global Update – on behalf of WPA Stigma section
  • 11:25 – 11:40 Norman Sartorius (WPA) – Global Update – on behalf of WPA Stigma section
  • 11:40 – 11:55 Dan Chisholm (WHO) – Global Update – on behalf of WHO – European region
  • 11:55 – 12:10 Claudia Cayetano (PAHO) – Global Update – on behalf of PAHO

Mental health literacy & Human rights: Time to re-brand?

Moderators: Petr Winkler (On the Level, NIMH CZ), Zoe Guerrero (On the Level, NIMH CZ)

  • 13:00 – 13:20 Sue Baker (UK) – Fighting against stigma or fighting for human rights?
  • 13:20 – 13:40 Anna Kagstrom (NIMH CZ) – Fighting against stigma or pursuing mental health literacy?
  • 13:40 – 14:00 Discussion

Asia and Africa

Moderators: Petr Winkler (On the Level, NIMH CZ), Zoe Guerrero (On the Level, NIMH CZ)

  • 14:30 – 14:40 Sue Baker (Changing the minds globally, UK) – Introduction and setting the scene
  • 14:40 – 15:00 Odile Thiang & Champions (Hong Kong Mind)
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Amali Naik, Madhi Madhizhagan & Champions (Gramina Abyudaya Seva Samsthe, Karnataka, India)
  • 15:30 – 15:45 Rosemary Gathara, Eugene Wanekeya & Immaculate Wanjiku (Basic Needs Basic Rights Kenya)
  • 15:45 – 16:05 Mathew Mutiso (Coalition for Action for Preventive Mental Health, Kenya)
  • 16:05 – 16:30 Discussion
Day 2

GASA Showcase 2: Australia and New Zealand

Moderators: Dzmitry Krupchanka (WHO, CH), Zoe Guerrero (On the Level, NIMH CZ)

    • 11:00 – 11:05 Michelle Blanchard (NMHC, AU) – Introduction, setting the scene
    • 11:05 – 11:20 Chris Groot (Uni of Melbourne, AU) – Experiences of Stigma and Discrimination: Findings from the Our Turn to Speak Survey
    • 11:20 – 11:40 Kate Funez and Geoffrey Saunders (Beyond Blue, AU) – Going Virtual: how Beyond Blue’s lived experience speakers responded to COVID-19
    • 11:40 – 12:00 Rob O’Leary (Batyr, AU) – Creating hope and connection: The ways safe lived-experience storytelling can reduce stigma
    • 12:00 – 12:20 Harley Rogers and Michael Naera (Nōku Te Ao – Like Minds, Like Mine, NZ) – Māori approach to addressing prejudice and discrimination
    • 12:20 – 12:40 Michelle Blanchard (NMHC, AU) – National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy, National Mental Health Commission
    • 12:40 – 13:00 Discussion

Global update from the top experts in the field

Moderators: Kamil Rain (On the Level, NIMH CZ), Zoe Guerrero (On the Level, NIMH CZ)

  • 13:00 – 14:10 Charlene Sunkel and Claudia Sartor (GMHPN, SA) – Global update on movements of PWLE
  • 14:10 – 14:30 Discussion

Europe and America

Moderators: Dzmitry Krupchanka (WHO, CH), Zoe Guerrero (On the Level, NIMH CZ)

  • 14:30 – 14:50 Anja Kare Vedlesby (One of Us, DK) – One of Us: Danish national anti-stigma program
  • 14:50 – 15:10 Wendy Halliday (See me, Scotland) – See me: Scottish national anti-stigma program
  • 15:10 – 15:30 Petr Winkler (On the Level, CZ) – On the Level: Czech national anti-stigma program
  • 15:30 – 15:50 Eve Byrd (Carter Centre, USA) – Anti-stigma program of Carter Centre
  • 15:50 – 16:10 Charles Boyer (MHCC, CA) – Espri mobile App preview: new tool by Mental Health Commission Canada
  • 16:10 – 16:30 Discussion

Moderators: Dzmitry Krupchanka (WHO, CH), Petr Winkler (On the Level, NIMH CZ)

Participants: Dana Chrtková (Dialogos CZ), Graham Thornicroft (KCL, UK; WPA), Norman Sartorius (WPA)

Symposium
 

Symposias are organised by people with lived experience and all the speakers are people with lived experience from different corners of the world presenting their views on a given topic. There is going to be about five structured presentations followed by an open discussion. We encourage especially people with lived experience to participate.

Day 1 | Zoom symposium

Views from around the world + discussion

Mark Sanderson (UK, GMHPN), Kamil Rain (The Czech Republic), Dana Chrtková (The Czech Republic, DIALOGOS, z. s.), Chris Summerwille (Canada, Hallway Group-MHCC)

Views from around the world + discussion

Eleni Misganaw (Ethiopia, GMHPN), Nicole Kay (Singapore, GMHPN), Zbyněk Roboch (The Czech Republic, DIALOGOS, z. s.), Laurence Martin Caron (Canada, Hallway Group – MHCC)

Day 2 | Zoom Discussions

Views from around the world + discussion

Manvi Tiwari (India, GMHPN), Agus Sugianto (Indonesia, GMHPN), Sandra Fereira (South Africa, GMHPN), Nataliya Mysula (Ukraine, Support center for PWLE – Destigma), Martin Okáč (The Czech Republic, DIALOGOS, z. s.), Anita David (Canada, Hallway group – MHCC)

Views from around the world + discussion

Edwin Mutura (Kenya, GMHPN), Enoch Li a Laura Baldis (China, GMHPN), Markéta Vítková (The Czech Republic, DIALOGOS, z. s.), Chloe Whyte (Scotland, See Me)

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