12 November 2015, 18:00
Embassy of Ukraine in London, 60 Holland Park, W11 3SJ
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In conjunction with the Photo Exhibition “Faces of War: the Human Factor” (14-15 November 2015), a panel discussion will be held in the Embassy of Ukraine in London, on the 12th of November, addressing a wide range of issues and challenges of psychological rehabilitation and reintegration of different groups affected by the conflict in the East of Ukraine. The panel will examine the need for new research into PTSD arising from widespread mobilisation amongst the civilian population of Ukraine and its long-term effects. It is hoped that the meeting will provide the foundations for further collaboration and exchange between the British and Ukrainian specialists in the field of PTSD.
Dr Dennis Ougrin MBBS, MRCPsych, PGDip (Oxon), PhD, a consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, leads a programme onexchange of information between the UK and Ukraine and organises annual conferences on psychiatric services’ development in Ukraine.
Mark Neville, a British artist who works at the intersection of art and documentary. In 2011 Mark spent three months working on the front line in Helmand, Afghanistan, with 16 Air Assault Brigade as an official war artist. The films and photographs he made there featured in a major solo show at The Imperial War Museum London in the Summer of 2014. His war experience has resulted in The Battle Against Stigma Book Project, challenging the stigma of mental health problems in the military.
Andriy Kozinchuk, a specialist in military psychology, is one of the founders of the Psychological Crisis Service Ukraine working alongside the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence; he is also a founder of the Pobratymi project helping veterans to overcome Post Traumatic Stress and integrate into civilian life.
Sergiy Tovstyk, IT specialist and ex-combatant, who lost both arms while defending his country in the East of Ukraine, is the first patient who, with Ukraine Aid’s assistance, received a bebionic prosthetic.
This project is supported by the Embassy of Ukraine to the UK, the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (London Branch), and Ukrainian Medical Association in the UK.
Ukraine Aid is a UK registered charitable organisation(No 9364712) initiated by a group of UK based Ukrainians supporting the victims of the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine www.ukraineaid.co.uk