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After a hiatus, #TalkBD is returning! This series of online community gatherings brings in experts on bipolar disorder share information and answer questions about mental health. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, #TalkBD is an online resource where you can learn about a area of mental health for people with bipolar disorder, and submit questions to be answered by the speakers.
Our next event, #TalkBD 9 – Money and Bipolar features Dr. Thomas Richardson, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Academic at Solent NHS (National Health Service) Trust in the UK. He’ll be speaking on how bipolar disorder can affect a person’s finances, and ways to plan for and manage this. We welcome people with BD and related conditions, healthcare providers, friends, and family to join us for the live online event!
Where to Join
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 13th, 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT (Find what time this is for me)
Register link: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FzG15VaLQNOZnDZgbJ92Yg
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our our Facebook page
Dr. Thomas Richardson
Principal Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Recovery Team North
About Tom / @DrTomRichardson
Dr. Tom Richardson is a Clinical Psychologist working in a community mental health team for adults in Portsmouth, as well as a visiting academic at the School of Psychology, University of Southampton. He did his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton, qualifying in 2013. His doctorate thesis looked at if tuition fees increases impacted on student mental health, which led to his ongoing study of finances and mental health. Dr. Richardson also has lived experience of bipolar disorder.
Since being diagnosed with BD, psychosis, and anxiety, Victoria has become one of North America’s top speakers and educators on the lived experience of mental illness and recovery, dismantling stigma and returning to work after a psychiatric disorder. As a performer, her funny, powerful messages about mental wellness create lasting change in individuals and organizations. Watch Victoria in That’s Just Crazy Talk.
By sharing her story of mental illness and recovery she makes the uncomfortable comfortable, the confusing understandable. The Mental Health Commission of Canada named her keynote That’s Just Crazy Talk as one of the top anti-stigma interventions in the country. Learn more about her work with CREST.BD on That’s Just Crazy Talk here.
Dr. Emma Morton
Emma is an Institute of Mental Health Marshall Fellow at UBC Psychiatry. She completed her PhD and clinical training as a psychologist in 2018 at Swinburne University, Australia, and received the Iain Wallace Research Medal for the Most Outstanding Doctorate Student for her research in advancing the study of quality of life in bipolar disorder. Emma’s research has focused on improving the understanding and treatment of of quality of life in serious mental health conditions, self-management strategies, and digital mental health tools. She has clinical experience working in community mental health, early intervention and hospital settings. Emma is most interested in researching tools likely to have immediate practical benefits for people experiencing mental health difficulties.