4 - Apr/2022
Welcome to the April newsletter, which highlights a new report, and two forthcoming seminars. The seminar on 12 May will be our first face-to-face events since February 2020, so we're very excited to be meeting people again! We hope to see you there.
Wandering the wards: institutional 'rules' and their consequences for people living with dementia
This is the first event in the Next Generation Thinking in Research on Ageing series, and will take place at 11am on Wednesday 11 May via Zoom.
The webinar will be presented by Professor Katie Featherstone (University of West London), who will discuss her ethnographic research on hospital care of people living with dementia. She will introduce the rules that dominate these institutions, the way these rules are constructed and enforced, and their consequences for patients.
The event will be chaired by Angel Leira Pernas, PhD student on the ARK Ageing programme, who will also give a response to the presentation.
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Attitudes to mental health and suicide in Northern Ireland
In this seminar to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Professor Siobhan O'Neill (Northern Ireland's Mental Health Champion), will explore new data on attitudes to mental illness and suicide prevention from the 2021 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey. The data also includes information on sources of support, and views on Government priorities for mental health. The presentation of survey findings will be followed by a discussion.
This seminar will take place on Thursday 12 May at 10.30-noon, in Room BD-01-006, Ulster University, York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED
The event is organised jointly by ARK and the Mental Health Champion. Full results from the 2021 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey will be available on 26 May at www.ark.ac.uk/nilt
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Hidden Homelessness in Northern Ireland
A new report highlights 'hidden' homelessness in Northern Ireland - that is, people who are homeless but whose situation is not 'visible'. It looks at why individuals become vulnerable to hidden homelessness, the barriers and challenges they encounter in seeking help and support, and the most discernible impacts upon those affected by it. By enhancing our knowledge and understanding of hidden homelessness and the factors which cause and perpetuate it, this research aims to inform policy and provision.
Commissioned by the Simon Community, the research team was led by Ann Marie Gray (ARK Co-Director).
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