Preliminary program

Tue October 1st

18:00 – 19:00 Pre-conference drink reception by Barnardo’s at the Hilton hotel

Wed October 2nd

13:00 – 17:15 Registration

13:00 – 17:00 Illegal Smile playing

13:00 – 16:15 Poster presentation area open – presenters can bring their posters

13:00 – 16:00 The desk of VisitBelfast is open

15:00 -16:00 Walking football demonstration – Everybody can participate and give it a try!

16:15– 17:15 Poster Session –  you can meet the poster presenters!

17:15 – 17:45 Opening Ceremony; Speech by Brenda Happel, chair of the scientific committee; Speech by Martin Bradley, Vice Chair Belfast Health and Social Care Trust; Traditional Irish music

17:45 – 18:30 Keynote, Peter McBride, Northern Ireland. Prepared for peace, ready for war

19:00 – 20:00 Reception at the Belfast City Hall

Thu October 3rd

7:00-7:30 Morning run 

8:30 –  18:00 Registration and info desk open

8:30 – 16:30 The desk of VisitBelfast is open

9:00-9:45 Keynote, Carita Kilpinen and Mai Peltoniemi, Finland. The Peaceful Impact Movement: Creating Sustainable Psychiatry

9:45-10:30 Keynote, Professor Cherie Armour,  Northern Ireland. Advances in the Nosology of PTSD in diagnostic classifications systems; DSM & ICD

9:00 – Music workshops

10:30-11:00 Coffee break and poster viewing

11:00-12:35 Oral sessions

12:35-13:45 Lunch and poster viewing, Music workshop

12:35 – Music workshop

12:35-13:15 AA Open Meeting Workshop Meeting in room 1A

13:15-15:30 Site visits

13:45-15:00 Oral sessions

15:00-15:30 Coffee break and poster viewing

15:30-16:40 Oral sessions

16:40-17:00 Break

17:00-17:40 Keynote, Shanti Das,  USA. Erasing the Stigma of Mental Health: My Journey to Healing

19:30 Banquet dinner

Fri October 4th

8:45 – Registration

8:45 – 12:00 The desk of VisitBelfast is open

9:00-9:45 Round Table Discussion. How to support wellbeing of children, adolescents and families

9:45-10:15 Coffee break and poster viewing

10:15-11:00 Keynote, Professor Alf Rehn, Finland / Denmark. Mental Health and the Contemporary Corporation – Remarks on Human Organizations and the Resources of the Mind

11:10-12:20 Oral sessions

12:20-13:20 Lunch and poster viewing

13:00 The Belfast Statement on Mental Health and Deafness at the stage of Recovery Village

13:30-15:05 Oral sessions

15:05-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:00 Closing Ceremony; Speech by Mental Health Europe; Speech by Music Beyond All Borders; Best Poster Award; Social Media Photo Contest Award; Invitation to 9th European Conference on Mental Health