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Date and time
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:30
Address
Senate House CSH103
Parkgate Road
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 4BJ
United Kingdom

About the Event

As an adult born in the 70s, with no recognition of Asperger’s, particularly in women, Helen had to grow up in an unforgiving Society with ignorance and prejudices surrounding the difficulties associated with Asperger’s. In order to cope Helen grew and adapted, camouflaging her difficulties and behaviours, until she knew enough to seek out a diagnosis in my mid-twenties.

Managing to achieve both her undergrad and postgrad degrees, coping also with the difficulties associated with dyslexia, and having held her current role for 17 years (the last 5 in a supervisory role), as well as now volunteering for a mental health service, it has still had a significant effect on Helen’s mental health over her lifetime.

Who is it for: Anyone who wants to understand more about Asperger’s, particularly with the relation of camouflaging behaviours.  Perfect if you don’t know anything on this topic.  Ideal for anyone who supports, or comes into contact with, students or other members of Society.

What you will gain from attending: Helen will educate all those who attend, based on her experience of giving presentations to psychiatrists, mental health teams, the University Diversity and Equality Forum, a team of mental health volunteers. In February 2020 Helen will deliver her first TEDx talk and, in May, present at the Mental Health & Wellbeing Show in Cardiff. This session will aim to help Society to understand the camouflaging of behaviours in people, particularly women, why they do it and, how they manage to cope in an unforgiving Society.

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Directions

Address

Senate House CSH103
Parkgate Road
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 4BJ
United Kingdom