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One in Four Conference

Feb 8th, 2010 • Category: Audio and Podcasts

one-in-four-magazinesounddelivery was asked to attend One in Four’s Conference: Talking About Mental Health-Getting it Right. The half-day conference aimed to spark a debate about how to communicate sensitively and appropriately about mental health. Delegates were encouraged to consider the way mental health is represented by the media and the public at large. Discussions centred on the “normalising” of mental health difficulties; the shock-tactic headlines used by newspapers where mental health is concerned; and the ways people working within the field of mental health “label” and represent themselves.

sounddelivery was asked to record interviews with panellists and speakers to create a podcast of the event, and provide separate edited interviews with key figures.

All the speakers and panellists have direct experience in mental health and
of working in media and communications. They included:

alistair-campbellAlastair Campbell, formerly Tony Blair’s Director of Communications and a campaigner for mental health awareness

Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO, Directory of Social Change

Jacqui Thornton, freelance journalist and former health editor of The Sun

Heather Payne, Media Action Worker, South Warwickshire User Forum

Click below to hear the podcast from the event:

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You can also listen to the interview Mark did with Alastair Campbell:

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