Making a difference for people with mental health problems - The 2nd Helen Lester Memorial Lecture

Professor Helen Lester was an inspirational GP and academic who made a difference to the lives of many people. Helen challenged us all to think more creatively about many things – but especially about mental health. In the 2nd of the Society for Academic Primary Care’s new annual public lecture series, Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham will show how and why we need to build bridges between groups if we are to continue to improve mental health.

Carolyn Chew-Graham is a GP Principal in Central Manchester, Professor of General Practice Research at Keele University, and Honorary Professor of Primary Care Mental Health at South Staffs and Shropshire Foundation Trust.

Her main areas of interest and expertise include the management of patients with depression, multi-morbidity and unexplained symptoms.

She has qualitative research methods expertise, drawing on theories from both social sciences and psychology, but always with a focus on clinical practice.

She is the Royal College of General Practitioners ‘Curriculum Advisor, Mental Health’, on a number of National Institute for Health Research funding panels, and currently a member of the NICE Clinical Guideline Groups Depression (update) and Multi-morbidity – work which directly impacts on commissioning decisions and patient care.

Carolyn says “most importantly, I am a wife and mother”.

Those already registered to attend SAPC Annual Conference are pre-registered for this event.