Event Listing

Freedom of Mind LSE: Culture

Thursday 10 October 2019

7pm - 8:30pm

The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Building

Freedom of Mind LSE: Culture

Ever-increasing research indicates that cultural background - our class, religion, nationality and ethnicity - has a huge influence on individual and collective mental health.

For example:
> People living in the lowest 20% income bracket in the UK are 2-3 times more likely to develop mental health problems than those in the highest.
> BAME people are more likely to develop mental health issues and have poor experiences when seeking treatment.
> Some studies claim to show a link between spirituality and mental ill-health.

To celebrate World Mental Health Day, Freedom of Mind presents an ambitious discussion on how cultural background affects emotional wellbeing. Our diverse panel will be deciphering the positive and negative aspects of the relationship between culture and mental health and what we can learn from them.

Register for your free ticket now!