In September 2023, The Department for Health & Social Care published a 5-year cross-sector strategy for suicide prevention in the UK. This policy paper outlined detailed guidance and improvement areas for crisis mental health care across the country. As the demand for crisis mental health across the country continues to grow, and with an election looming, it is now more essential than ever to ensure high-quality and efficient care for those in need. In recent times progress has been made on streamlining access to mental health care, such as the implementation of nationwide mental health crisis lines across the UK, but there is still work to be done. Through sharing best practice, practitioners can build upon successful examples and develop strategies to provide high-quality care within their communities.

  •   As of November 2023, 21,737 people were detained subject to the Mental Health Act, according to NHS Digital Mental Health Statistics
  • The demand for crisis mental health services has increased by one-third since before the pandemic and doubled since 2017, according to NHS England
  • Over a quarter of people would not know who to contact out of office hours in the NHS if they had a crisis, the Care Quality Commission demonstrates
  • While the mental health workforce grew by 22% between 2016-17 and 2021-22, the NHS recorded a 44% increase in referrals over the same period, according to the National Audit Office

Join us at The Crisis Mental Health Services 2024 to hear the latest updates, guidance, and recommendations for crisis mental health care across the UK. Engage with a series of best practice case studies on improving discharge pathways from hospitals and creating avenues from crisis care to additional services. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss challenges you have faced in improving local services through partnership working.


Why Attend:
 Hear high-level keynotes on the latest guidance and strategies to improve crisis mental health services nationwide
 Gain practical insights into treating patients with complex needs and coordinating emergency services
 Engage with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss strategies for working in partnership to create joined-up crisis mental health services
 Gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including healthcare, and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Marina O’Brien, Team Manager of Second-Step, Hope Project Suicide Prevention Service (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Expert Insight on What People Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis Require

    Sarah Hughes, Chief Executive, MIND (CONFIRMED)


  • Keynote: Crisis prevention: improving services through collaboration and co-production.

    Juliet Lyon, Independent Chair, Open Mental Health VCSE Alliance. (Confirmed)


  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Comfort Break 

  • Lived Experience: Understanding and Addressing the Challenges Suicidal People Face

    Benjamin May, Founder and Global Lead, The New Normal Charity (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Integrating statutory and VCSE crisis support provision

    Kim Shutler, Chief Executive Officer, The Cellar Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch Break 

  • Keynote: Long-Term Prevention Techniques to Tackle Growing Crisis Mental Health Numbers

    • Identifying key targets for prevention strategies to support the long-term improvement of mental health crisis centres
    • Insight into the ‘Festival of Ideas’ and key recommendations from professionals across the sector
    • Creating alternative pathways to care for those who may not feel comfortable approaching the NHS
    • Incorporating the experiences of those with lived experience into service design and facilitating meaningful co-production

    Andy Bell, Interim CEO, Centre for Mental Health (CONFIRMED)

  • Lived Experience: From Chaos to Clarity: My Decade of Defying Brain Injury

    James Redden (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Breakout Networking: Working in Partnership to Break down Barriers to Crisis Mental Health Services

    This session will provide you the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in delivering crisis mental health services within your communities. Network with senior colleagues whilst sharing your solutions and innovative practices.


  • Lived Experience: Working with Service Users to Develop Follow-up Support After a Mental Health Crisis

    Owen Salem, Operational Support Officer, Youth Fed(CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Agencies coming together to support and protect Children and Young People who experience emotional and mental health crisis or distress.

    Andrea Ibbeson, Deputy Chief Nurse, Doncaster Integrated Care Board (CONFIRMED)


  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in the healthcare sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


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Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

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 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

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