The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Violence Abuse and Mental Health involves a cross-disciplinary consortium who have met over a two year period to discuss how mental health services could address the violence and abuse experienced by service users with a focus on domestic violence. The commission includes an evidence based review about the relationship between intimate partner violence and mental health problems across the life course, transformation of the mental health system to address IPV and a section on addressing gender inequality and societal responses to IPV internationally. There will be brief presentations by some of the authors followed by a discussion with a cross-disciplinary panel and the audience. Delegates will learn about recent developments in the field and know more about resources that they and their teams can use to address IPV experienced by mental health users.
Why we wrote the commission - Professor Louise Howard, Professor of Women's Mental Health, Kings College London
The Lancet Psychiatry: perspective re commissions - Dr Joan Marsh, Editor-in-chief, The Lancet Psychiatry
IPV and mental health across the lifecourse - the evidence base and recommendations from the Commission - Professor Helen Fisher, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, King’s College London
Service user and societal perspectives of the Commission - Professor Felicity Callard, Professor in Human Geography, University of Glasgow
The implications of the Commission for practice and policy - Professor Marion Henderson, Professor of Child and Youth Wellbeing, University of Strathclyde
Action against violence from a World Health Organisation perspective - Dr Claudia Garcia-Moreno, World Health Organisation