Schizophrenia and social inclusion: Perspectives, needs and solutions

Thursday, 03.10.2013 | 12:30 - 14:00

Organised by F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Only 8% of people living with schizophrenia in the UK are in employment. Is this the tip of an iceberg highlighting the true extent of social exclusion? How are individuals with this severe brain disorder, diagnosed in the prime of their lives, impacted across key aspects of their lives, throughout their lives? What is the unrecognised potential for their active role in society? Hot on the heels of the World Federation for Mental Health 2013 World Congress, which dedicated its programme to social inclusion, this workshop seeks to address the many unanswered questions for people affected by schizophrenia, both for individuals living with the condition and their carers:

  • What is the level of social exclusion among those affected?
  • How is social exclusion impacting people affected by schizophrenia?
  • What are the benefits of integrating people affected by schizophrenia – for individuals and for society?
  • What are the policy solutions to support integration of those affected?

This highly interactive session will report findings of a new global study on social inclusion. A live survey where your personal votes and opinions will spark debate on this key topic will help to inform the relevant policy changes needed to enhance levels of social inclusion for those affected.


Kevin Jones, Secretary General, EUFAMI

Esko Hanninen, Health and Social Policy Advisor

John Bowis, Health Policy Advisor


N Fahy, Senior Advisor Health, A&R Edelman

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