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CeDR Research Seminar: Liz Sayce 'Putting mental health at the heart of the disability agenda'
Date: 10 March 2009 Time: 10.00-12.00 pm
Liz Sayce, Chief Executive of RADAR
Title: Putting mental health at the heart of the disability agenda
Venue: IAS Room 2/3 (building 18 on the campus map)
Liz Sayce is Chief Executive of RADAR, the UK's leading pan-disability organisation. She is a member of the Disability Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, a Commissioner at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and a trustee of Stonewall.
From 2000-2007 she was Director, Policy and Communications, for the Disability Rights Commission, where she led on creating a new Disability Agenda for policy for the next 2 decades, covering skills, employment, housing, health, social care and more. She also directed a Formal Investigation into physical health inequalities experienced by people with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities. Previously she was Director of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Action Zone. She spent 8 years as Policy Director of Mind, and one year as a Harkness Fellow in the USA, studying the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related policy initiatives. She was a member of the UK Government's Disability Rights Task Force (1997-99). With personal experience and knowledge of mental health issues, she has published widely on mental health, disability and social inclusion, including From Psychiatric Patient to Citizen (Macmillan-Palgrave 2000).
Event website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/centres/cedr/index.php
Who can attend: Anyone
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