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HS Consultancy 5th Year Anniversary Worskhop & Reception

Friday December 5 2014 14:00 - 18:00

Manchester Conference Centre
78 Sackville St
M1 3NJ
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You are invited to join us to celebrate HS Consultancy's  5th Anniversary with a free workshop and drinks reception.  The workshop will explore unconscious bias in health and social care and in mental health in particular. 


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Unconscious bias is currently being given privilage as a preferred paradigm for understanding inequalities in workforce matters and the experience of people who use services.  There is merit in understanding the unconscious processes at work. It is important also however to analyse and tackle the structural and systemic inequalities that arise from collective failures, and also the deliberate choices that are made to preserve privalage and to invest resources in other areas.


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Sessions led by Hári Sewell, Director of HS Consultancy


2.15pm: Conscious and unconscious bias in mental health: the history and persistence of inequalities

How the development of psychiatry and current mental health practice result in major inequalities, which persist despite various targeted programmes.  We will explore whether persistent disadvantages can be overcome within current models of mental health.


2.45pm – 3.30pm Discussion*


3.45pm: Unconscious Bias and Alternative Analyses for Inequalities in Health and Social Care

Exploring how unconscious bias emerges in the management of diverse organisations and teams.  Hári will also explore how the current focus on unconscious bias potentially subverts other more political analysis of why inequalities persist.


4.30pm – 5pm Discussion*


*Discussion sessions led by Hári and Dr Karen Linde



Drinks reception & Information on HS Consultancy Products and Services

6.00pm close