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TALK AND DISCUSSION GROUP includes post trauma effect of the Japanese 2011 earthquake

Tue Jun 26th 2012, 5:15–7:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR

Yuriko Suzuki

Graham Thornicroft

Sandra Lawman

1) Dealing with Post Traumatic Stress after the Great East Earthquake/Tsunami/Fukushima Disasters

2) Stigma and Discrimination of the Mentally Ill in the UK and Japan: an update

Japan was hit by a natural catastrophe not seen since the Great Hanshin Earthquake which devastated people’s lives. The ferocity of the natural disaster has left its victims without relatives, husbands, wives, parents, pets,all their personal possessions built up over their entire lives, and the wiping out of their communities. In the event that such a catastrophe could occur in the UK it is important to share experiences and the effects of the post traumatic stress suffered by the victims. Dr. Yuriko Suzuki, a well known psychiatrist specialising in dealing with the after affects of catastrophes is an expert in this field and has travelled from Japan to share her experiences of treating and dealing with the victims’ post traumatic shock. This talk is not only educational and supportive but will assist in building bridges between the UK and Japan. Prof. Thornicroft a colleague of Dr. Suzuki and an eminent psychiatrist will speak about how such victims of post traumatic stress can be misunderstood and how society and communities can offer support. We welcome all those who are interested in Japan, wish to understand these important issues and who would like to offer support to those victims of the Japanese Great East Earthquake.

This free and educational discussion is for people concerned about catastrophes that hit Japan with the Great East Earthquake.

For further details contact:-

Prof. Ruth Taplin:  Tel: (020) 8429 2839

Dr Yuriko Suzuki graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University and Graduate School. After working at a private psychiatric hospital, she obtained her MPH from UCLA. Following her return to Japan, she joined the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry and conducted research on assertive community treatment programs before being made section chief of Disaster Mental Health, Department of Adult Mental Health. In 2009, she participated in the training on disaster mental health by WHO and the World Psychiatric Association and was involved with the creation of the Japanese version of the IASC guidelines. She currently advises mental health programs in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. Dr Suzuki can be contacted by email at

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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