What is MHBC 2018?

There are tons of mental health bloggers out there – and undeniably we all play a crucial role in increasing the awareness that surround mental health issues. Educating the public on mental health and battling the stigma of mental illness is a massive mission. That’s why the world needs dedicated mental health bloggers.

However, to date, there is a scarcity of events specifically aimed for mental health bloggers. An event dedicated to mental health bloggers will not only be a much-needed networking opportunity for bloggers within this niche, but will also further raise issues about our advocacy.

In line with this, Psychreg and GetPsyched are hosting a mental health bloggers event to be held in London, on Monday, 17th December 2018.

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SPEAKERS

Dennis RelojoFounder of Psychreg

A mental health blogger, Dennis Relojo is the founder of Psychreg and is also the Editor-in-Chief of Psychreg Journal of Psychology. Aside from PJP, he sits on the editorial boards of international journals, and is a Commissioning Editor for the International Society of Critical Health Psychology. A Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, Dennis holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Hertfordshire and his research interest lies in the intersection of psychology and blogging.

Dennis RelojoFounder of Psychreg

A mental health blogger, Dennis Relojo is the founder of Psychreg and is also the Editor-in-Chief of Psychreg Journal of Psychology. Aside from PJP, he sits on the editorial boards of international journals, and is a Commissioning Editor for the International Society of Critical Health Psychology. A Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, Dennis holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Hertfordshire and his research interest lies in the intersection of psychology and blogging.

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Fraser SmithFounder of GetPsyched

A counselling psychologist in training and a Tutor at Glasgow Caledonian University, Fraser Smith conducts qualitative analysis in sexual health and antibiotic resistance. Fraser is the host of GetPsyched, a YouTube channel which explores numerous topics in psychology relevant for psychology students and graduates. He is the Counselling Representative of PsyPAG, the national organisation of psychology postgraduates in the UK.

Fraser SmithFounder of GetPsyched

A counselling psychologist in training and a Tutor at Glasgow Caledonian University, Fraser Smith conducts qualitative analysis in sexual health and antibiotic resistance. Fraser is the host of GetPsyched, a YouTube channel which explores numerous topics in psychology relevant for psychology students and graduates. He is the Counselling Representative of PsyPAG, the national organisation of psychology postgraduates in the UK.

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Mandy SangheraInternational Human Rights Activist

As an international human rights activist and microblogger, since 1990, Mandy Sanghera has been supporting victims and survivors of honour-based violence and cultural abuse such as female genital mutilation, and forced marriages. At present, she is currently working with the European Parliament on forced marriages, to prepare a report based on the information from the 28 EU Member States and the selected associated countries.

Mandy SangheraInternational Human Rights Activist

As an international human rights activist and microblogger, since 1990, Mandy Sanghera has been supporting victims and survivors of honour-based violence and cultural abuse such as female genital mutilation, and forced marriages. At present, she is currently working with the European Parliament on forced marriages, to prepare a report based on the information from the 28 EU Member States and the selected associated countries.

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Maxwell GuttmanProfessor, Fordham University

Maxwell teaches at Fordham University and is the owner of Recovery Now in New York. Max provides psychotherapy, complex case management, community consultation, and self-management skill-building groups. His approach is based on evidenced-based practices (EBP). Max earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Binghamton University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a field instructor for both postgraduate and undergraduate students at Lehman College. He is also a social work supervisor and psychotherapist at Courtlandt Avenue Clinic in the South Bronx where he teaches students social work praxis in New York City. In addition to this responsibilities, he manages Mental Health Affairs, a mental health blog.

Maxwell GuttmanProfessor, Fordham University

Maxwell teaches at Fordham University and is the owner of Recovery Now in New York. Max provides psychotherapy, complex case management, community consultation, and self-management skill-building groups. His approach is based on evidenced-based practices (EBP). Max earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Binghamton University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a field instructor for both postgraduate and undergraduate students at Lehman College. He is also a social work supervisor and psychotherapist at Courtlandt Avenue Clinic in the South Bronx where he teaches students social work praxis in New York City. In addition to this responsibilities, he manages Mental Health Affairs, a mental health blog.

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Erin Lawler PattersonOwner, The Goodness Chick

Erin Lawler Patterson is a mental health blogger, speaker, podcaster, author and addiction counsellor. For the past 16 years she has worked with teens as a counsellor in the US. Currently, she is spending the year travelling around the world addressing issues on mental health and addiction on her podcast, The Goodness Chick. Erin believes the more we continue dialogue on topics that impact all of us, we increase approachability for support and treatment as well as removing unnecessary stigmas. You can keep up with The Goodness Chick on her podcast, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her website. Erin believes that the more we continue to dialogue on topics that impact all of us, the more we increase approachability for support and treatment as well as removing unnecessary stigmas.

Erin Lawler PattersonOwner, The Goodness Chick

Erin Lawler Patterson is a mental health blogger, speaker, podcaster, author and addiction counsellor. For the past 16 years she has worked with teens as a counsellor in the US. Currently, she is spending the year travelling around the world addressing issues on mental health and addiction on her podcast, The Goodness Chick. Erin believes the more we continue dialogue on topics that impact all of us, we increase approachability for support and treatment as well as removing unnecessary stigmas. You can keep up with The Goodness Chick on her podcast, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her website. Erin believes that the more we continue to dialogue on topics that impact all of us, the more we increase approachability for support and treatment as well as removing unnecessary stigmas.

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Dr Berney WilkinsonOwner, PAC Florida

Dr Berney Wilkinson is co-host of Psychreg Podcast. Dr Wilkinson earned his PhD in school psychology from the University of South Florida in 2005, specialising in paediatric psychology. He went on to complete a postgraduate programme and is a Diplomate with the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is a licensed psychologist in Florida and owns a private practice that includes other psychologists and counsellors. He is Associate Editor of Psychreg Journal of Psychology.

Dr Berney WilkinsonOwner, PAC Florida

Dr Berney Wilkinson is co-host of Psychreg Podcast. Dr Wilkinson earned his PhD in school psychology from the University of South Florida in 2005, specialising in paediatric psychology. He went on to complete a postgraduate programme and is a Diplomate with the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is a licensed psychologist in Florida and owns a private practice that includes other psychologists and counsellors. He is Associate Editor of Psychreg Journal of Psychology.

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Dr Richard MarshallPsychologist, PAC Florida

Dr Richard Marshall is co-host of Psychreg Podcast. Dr Marshall earned an EdD in reading and learning disabilities at West Virginia University (WVU) in 1982. Upon completion of his degree he became an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the WVU Medical School. After moving to Florida in 1983, he joined the faculty in the Department of Paediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and worked for five years in the Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Programme. He is Associate Editor of Psychreg Journal of Psychology.

Dr Richard MarshallPsychologist, PAC Florida

Dr Richard Marshall is co-host of Psychreg Podcast. Dr Marshall earned an EdD in reading and learning disabilities at West Virginia University (WVU) in 1982. Upon completion of his degree he became an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the WVU Medical School. After moving to Florida in 1983, he joined the faculty in the Department of Paediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and worked for five years in the Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Programme. He is Associate Editor of Psychreg Journal of Psychology.

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  • We will be at John Harle Room all day
10:00 AM - 10:15 AMRegistration

We’ll make this as swift as possible.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AMLive Streaming of Psychreg Podcast By Dr Berney Wilkinson and Dr Richard Marshall

You will be part of  live streaming of Psychreg Podcast.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PMKeynote 1: Counselling, vlogging and mental health By Fraser Smith Founder of GetPsyched

On this lecture, Fraser will offer his expertise on counselling men, men’s mental health, along with experience as a mental health blogger.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PMLunch

We will provide you with sandwiches.

12:45 PM - 01:30 PMTALK 1: How microblogs affect our mental health? By Mandy SangheraInternational Human Rights Activist

International human rights activist and mental health blogger Mandy Sanghera will share to you about her advocacy.

01:15 PM - 02:00 PMTALK 2: The impact of blogging on mental health By Erin Lawler Patterson

Erin Lawler Patterson will share about the inevitable impact of blogging on mental health on priorities, perspective and passion.

02:00 PM - 02:45 PMTALK 3: The intersectionality of blogging and mental health affairs By Maxwell Guttman

Maxwell Guttman, a mental health blogger and professor from Fordham university will share his experiences as mental health blogger with lived experience of mental health issue.

02:45 PM - 03:30 PMKEYNOTE 2: The psychology of blogging By Dennis Relojo

Dennis Relojo, founder of Psychreg will cover the psychology behind blogging.

03:30 PM - 04:00 PMQuestion and Answer

Here’s your chance to ask your burning questions to all the speakers.

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