CEP 21st Birthday Lecture - Mental Health: The New Frontier for the Welfare State
Richard Layard (CEP)
Tuesday 06 March 2012 18:30 - 20:00
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ
About this event
CEP founder Richard Layard will close this series of lectures with a discussion on the economic and social costs of mental illness.
CEP 21st Birthday Lecture Series
Mental Health: The New Frontier for the Welfare State
Speaker: Professor Lord Richard Layard, Director of Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE
Date: Tuesday 6 March 2012
Time: 6.30 - 8.00pm
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entrance is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Overview: Mental illness is the greatest hidden problem in our society. Tackling it would do more than anything else to raise our national wellbeing. Mental health is crucial for our quality of life and it also has huge effects on our ability to learn, to work and to be a good parent. There are many excellent ways of promoting mental health and treating mental illness, but they are not properly available in any country. So mental health is the new frontier for the Welfare State.
About the Speaker: Richard Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at LSE and is the head of the Centre for Economic Performance’s Programme on Well-Being.
For information on future lectures in this series, please visit the CEP 21st Birthday Lecture Series webpage
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This event will take place in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ.The building is labelled on the map.