Missing People: An insight into the links between Missing, Mental Health and Homelessness

Event Date: 19 July 2017
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Time:  9.30 am - 1.30 pm

Venue:  Principality Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff CF10 1NS

DESCRIPTION

Our half-day event, supported by Big Lottery Fund Wales, seeks to open up a joint conversation about the significant links between Missing, Mental Health and Homelessness. In attendance will be speakers from key service providers; including the charity Missing People. There will also be the opportunity for cross-sector networking.

Background

Roughly 250,000 people go missing every year in the UK. A missing episode is often a sign that the person is facing significant and varied challenges in their life. Each incident represents risk to the missing person and heartache for their families and friends left behind. The charity Missing People provide free, 24/7 and confidential advice, support and guidance to both missing people and their families.

Through our research we know that certain vulnerabilities add to the risk of a missing incident.

Those who are vulnerably housed and homeless are at a greater risk of being reported missing, with homelessness understood to be both a potential cause and potential effect of disappearances. Many people face homelessness and are forced to leave due to relationship breakdown and domestic violence, with many young people running away due to conflict in the parental home.

Research also indicates that mental health problems are more prevalent in people who go missing than in the general population, with up to 80% of missing people having a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health problem in the UK. Individuals may go missing when they abscond from psychiatric wards or other inpatient care settings, with patients being particularly at risk of going missing in the first 2 to 3 weeks of admission.

Who should attend?

Through our event we seek to join together representatives from both the Health and Homelessness Sector, as well as representatives from Local Authority Safeguarding teams and Police.

We also have a number of FREE exhibition spaces available to third sector agencies.

To speak to a member of the Missing People team about this event, or to book an exhibition stand, please contact us at partners(at)missingpeople.org.uk

To book your place please click here

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