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Media & Mental Health: Delivering A Duty of Care

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  • The Studio, Manchester
  • 09:30 - 16:10
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  • Overview

This conference will assess the impact of media platforms on mental health and how media industries can deliver a legal duty of care.

Media is growing and diversifying at an incredible pace; we engage daily with 24/7 news, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, anytime streaming, podcasts and other platforms that undeniably impact our thoughts about the world and ourselves. Mental Health & Media: Delivering A Duty of Care will bring together perspectives from across platforms, mental health service providers and policy makers to assess, discuss and develop best practices for using the incredible power of the media to educate, influence and determine positive mental health outcomes. The conference programme will:

  • Compare and contrast international policy - such as Germany's NetzGD law and Article 13 of the European Union's copyright directive - with policy brought forward in the UK to regulate against harmful content on social media.
  • Learn more about the statutory duty of care recommended by the parliamentary Science and Technology committee; discuss duty of care delivery – i.e. how does advertising cosmetic surgery and appetite suppressors during programming popular with demographics vulnerable to body-image issues impact MH and neglect the duty of care?
  • How can online regulators effectively regulate for children and adults?
  • Explore how mental health service providers, the NHS and FE/HE institutes can work with the media to further destigmatize mental health and develop approaches to preventing development of MH problems like anxieties, isolation, perfectionism and presenteeism.
  • Review the relationship(s) developing between people, data and the internet of things.
  • Debate the influence of 24/7 news culture on mental health.
  • Address how ‘poverty porn’ contributes to prejudicial attitudes and the development of damaging self-images.   
  • Assess how to effectively deliver the duty of care for people employed in and involved with media production across multiple platforms.
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The Studio, Manchester

The Studio, Manchester

Situated in the heart of Manchester's iconic Northern Quarter and just a couple of minutes walk away from the city's major transport links; The Studio is a spacious, contemporary meeting centre atop The Hive building on Lever St.     

Whatever the legendary Manchester weather has to throw at you, you’ll always find the warmest of welcomes at The Studio.

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who will attend

  • Business Development Managers
  • Business Engagement Managers
  • Content Producers
  • Digital Journalists
  • Digital Strategy Leads
  • Directors/Heads of Human Resources and Organisational Transformation
  • Directors/Heads of Digital Inclusion & Engagement
  • Directors/Heads of Policy/Strategy
  • Editors
  • Heads of Communications
  • Heads of Wellbeing and Welfare
  • Information Officers
  • Legal Practitioners/Advisers 
  • Mental Health Advisers
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Managers
  • Mental Health Mentors
  • Mental Health Support Workers
  • Mental Wellbeing Service Directors
  • Online Content Producers
  • Online Content Editors/Directors
  • Placement Coordinators
  • Print Journalists
  • Programmers
  • Policy Advisers
  • Public Engagement Directors/Managers 
  • Quality Improvement Managers
  • Regional Directors
  • Staff Welfare Officers
  • Support & Compliance Managers