Event: BiReCon 2012: Bisexuality and mental health – Call for Papers (March)

The deadline on submission of proposals for papers at this conference has been extended to 31st March 2012

Background

Research suggests that bisexual people are more likely to experience
depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidality than lesbian, gay or
heterosexual people. Biphobia and bisexual invisibility can mean that if bi people seek help from health professionals and therapists they are not always well supported.

However it is also clear that many bisexual people experience benefits to their mental wellbeing from being bi, such as a sense of independence, self-awareness and authenticity and an ability to develop identities and relationships without restrictions. This conference aims to explore both mental health problems and mental wellbeing for bisexual people.

Submissions

If you would like to present your research at BiReCon, please provide a 250 word abstract and a brief biography, by 31st March 2012 to birecon2012@biuk.org

Workshops

If you are interested in facilitating a workshop at BiReCon, which can include data gathering for current projects or research, then please email birecon2012@biuk.org with a brief description of your workshop by 31st March 2012

BiUK and BiReCon are community organisations so unfortunately there are no funds for presenters or travel expenses. However, BiReCon provides an excellent opportunity to network with others working in the field, to share good practice, and there will be spaces available to conduct research which fits within the ethos of the event.

Attendees, please watch http://www.biuk.org and http://www.bicon2012.org.uk for
registration details.

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