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WEBINAR - Mental Wellbeing & Trauma

  • Dec 12, 2012 · 7:30 PM
  • Online Meeting

Following our House of Commons meeting on Mental Wellbeing on Dec 4th we will be holding a webinar on Mental Wellbeing and Trauma.

In this webinar Catherine Hislop will discuss the fact that many people are labeled with mental health illness, when in fact they are suffering from trauma. GPs give medication, which is often like a sticking a plaster and years later the person suffers chronic physical problems.

In this webinar Catherine will look at,

  • Mental health and well-being
  • Mental health and trauma
  • And finally generational trauma

Catherine is the Founder at Woman's Global Justice Group and the Founder at the Global Unity Harmony Foundation

You may find these links to the subject useful

Trauma models of mental disorders (alternatively called trauma models of psychopathology) emphasize the effects of psychological trauma, particularly in early development, as the key causal factor in the development of some or many psychiatric disorders, in addition to trauma as an adult as in Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Trauma models are typically founded on the view that traumatic experiences (including but not limited to actual physical or sexual abuse) are more common or more serious than thought in the histories of those diagnosed with mental disorders.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I just acccesed the recording of the webinar and found it very informative especially the overlap and often exageration of trauma as being identified as mental health problems. Also there was dicussion of techniques to coping with mental health which was brought up for our attention.

    1 · December 13, 2012

    • Catherine Sarah H.

      Did you read the material on the links about generational trauma

      December 14, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      There seems to be some notes with a link-mental_wellbeing.pp­tx however becasue I viewed the webinar afterwards I was not able to access the link. Could you please send me the material about trauma please Francis. I apprecaite that. Thank you, and thank you for letting me know about the material on generation trauma, Catherine. Regards, Neil.

      December 14, 2012

  • Gem

    It was a very interesting discussion. Thank you Catherine. My only gripe was that it i would have liked it to be more lengthy... I have exchanged emails though so discussions can continue.

    1 · December 13, 2012

  • Anne B.

    I would like to come along but fear a seasonal diary clash. Would be great if the debate was not 'its not this its that' - these category debates are understandable if professionals feel their services are losing in a policy or funding context, or if there are endemic barriers to better practices and outcomes. In this case I feel we need an inclusive approach to mental health and life experiences and the impacts and realities of treating, healing and managing long term conditions, personal and societal responses as well as policy and practice in the relevant professional fields (which of course are never joining up, and this cycle of reframing debates and fields of interest seems to create more fragmentation?) - interested in how other see the framing of this discussion in this context and their own experience. Hope its a great meet-up

    1 · November 16, 2012

    • Catherine Sarah H.

      Also i have been involved within the NHS and spoken at Audit Commission, Monitor and many other meetings about the costs to the Health Department.

      December 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Catherine, I wont be able to make it to the live event but how can we access the recorded version? I am very interested in hearing this. Thank you. Ayub

      December 11, 2012

  • Francis S.

    Several of you have signed onto this webninar since if sent the mail with the link this morning so here it is here for you to access the platform It is at

    You just click onto it and add your name and it will take you right to our webinar platform. It helps us if you use the name that you have on the meetup site. You can also try it anytime from now if you want to take a look at what our webinar platform looks like.

    December 11, 2012

  • cafenoire

    how do we get the link?

    December 11, 2012

  • Phil S.

    This webinar should be very interesting indeed, particularly as a follow-up to the Mental WellBeing meetup at the House of Commons on the 4th. I was fortunate to hear Dr. Martin Teicher speak on this subject recently at the Centre for Child Mental Health where he showed how trauma suffered by the baby brain affects mental health in childhood and on into later life.

    Modern brain scanning technology has given irrefutable proof that early trauma (and what constitutes trauma would surprise many!) has a profound and long lasting detrimental effect.

    1 · November 21, 2012

    • Catherine Sarah H.

      many children who are suffering generational trauma are labelled with learning difficulties and / or behavioral problems. Many of them also have leaky gut syndrome, which then many also have intolerance to food.

      December 7, 2012

  • Catherine Sarah H.

    I would like to do the mental health webinar in 3 parts

    Start with mental health and well-being

    Then mental health and trauma

    And last about generational trauma

    This is links to some material about the subject
    Many people are labeled with mental health illness, when in fact they are suffering from trauma. Dr give medication, which is like sticking a plaster. years later the person suffers chronic physical problems.

    Any questions please ask.. or keep till the day as we will leave plenty of time for questions.

    October 27, 2012

    • Jazz R.

      One should also consider the opposite of suppressing physical symptoms that then 'ascend' and become psychological trauma.

      November 16, 2012

    • Catherine Sarah H.

      The trauma causes long term physical problems when not dealt with my dear

      November 16, 2012

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