The Future of Mental Health Services Conference


Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be:

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

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


Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health (invited)


Bringing Together Physical and Mental Health to Add a New Dimension to Integrated Care
  • Addressing the high rates of mental health conditions among people with long-term physical health problems: the 10 areas where integration is needed most
  • Increasing the support for wider psychological aspects of physical health and illness
  • Developing integrated service models to support a ‘whole person’ approach to physical and mental health
  • Using indicators and toolkits to measure outcomes
  • Examples of good practice and current developments and trends in integrated service models

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation (CONFIRMED)


Raising Standards in a Mental Health Trust: Going from ‘Requires Improvement’ to Good or Outstanding
  • Analysing the initial CQC inspection report and identifying areas for improvement
  • Changing the culture in the trust to being open, transparent, reporting things and learning from mistakes
  • Delivering better outcomes and better quality at a lower cost
  • Promoting patient involvement to develop services
  • Identifying the next steps on the improvement journey

Andy Trotter, Chairman, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)




The Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health Programme: Facilitating Local and National Action for Prevention of Mental Health Problems
  • Making prevention a priority for mental health
  • Using joined up approach across the NHS, social care, public health and voluntary and community services partners
  • Helping local areas to put in place effective prevention planning arrangements
  • Key areas to be addressed:
    – Assessing needs and assets
    – Building partnerships
    – Delivering commitments
    – Defining success
    – Leading for prevention
  • Utilising the resources that have been published to enable change

Sarah Hughes, Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Promoting Staff Wellbeing to Prevent and Manage Sickness and Stress in the Workplace
  • Following the key recommendations of the Thriving at Work review on mental health in the workplace
  • Producing and enforcing a mental health at work plan
  • Routinely monitoring employee mental health and wellbeing using a staff wellbeing survey and responding to results
  • Raising awareness of support accessible to members of staff
  • Examples of practical initiatives to promote staff wellbeing

Dr Shaun Davis, Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability, Royal Mail (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services
  • Early intervention: opportunities and obstacles to address in dealing with mental health problems as early as possible
  • Improving access to children’s and young people’s mental health services
  • Timely delivery: providing swifter referrals to services
  • Local transformation plans: how schools, colleges and community organisations can work together with health and social care to provide the best possible services
  • Setting up mental health support teams within schools

Carol-Ann Murray, Senior Mental Health Commissioner, NHS Southwark CCG (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon Keynote: Developing a Mental Health Workforce with the Right Skills and Capacity
  • Stepping forward to 2020/21: The Five Year Forward Plan vision for the mental health workforce
  • Effective workforce planning to deliver the right capacity and skills for service expansion
  • Developing a longer term integrated health and care workforce strategy
  • Putting training in place to develop a highly skilled and flexible workforce
  • Addressing staff shortfalls and lack of funding

Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Director of Nursing, Deputy Director of Education & Quality, Health Education England (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Funding and Financial Planning for Mental Health
  • The Mental Health Investment Standard: a positive move towards parity of esteem?
  • The role of the Sustainability and Transformation Fund in increasing mental health budgets
  • Developing sustainable mental health finance plans
  • Identifying opportunities for productivity improvements and efficiency savings
  • Making the case for investment in mental health services

Tom Cahill, Chief Executive, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)


Special Keynote Presentation: Measuring Progress against the CQC Quality Ratings
  • Key findings from the CQC report on the state of care in mental health services 2014 to 2017 and lessons to be learned from them
  • Measuring, monitoring and meeting the CQC standards
  • Examples of good and outstanding performance

Karen Bennett-Wilson, Head of Inspection (MH, LD, SM), Care Quality Commission (CQC) (CONFIRMED)

Nicola Vick, Provider Analytics Manager, Care Quality Commission (CQC) (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Keynote Presentation: Delivering the Five Year Forward View For Mental Health: Where Are We Now?
  • Achieving a step change in service provision: improving care and increasing provision across all key areas for service improvement
  • Embedding mental health at the heart of STPs and new care models
  • Delivered in partnership with other local organisations including local government, housing, education, employment and the voluntary sector
  • Providing targeted and affordable national funding supplemented by investment from local CCGs
  • Delivering the objectives for delivery by 2020/21 and beyond: progress so far

Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director, NHS England (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: The role of Local Government in Improving Mental Health in the Community
  • Focussing policy and resources on prevention and early intervention
  • The Mental Health Challenge: boosting leadership in local councils by appointing a member champion for mental health
  • Adopting a whole system approach through ongoing collaboration between and referrals across all local authority departments
  • Enabling every day resilience and mental wellbeing
  • Using digital technology to reach out to communities

Councillor Teresa Heritage, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member Children, Young People and Families, Hertfordshire County Council (CONFIRMED)

Questions and Answers Session
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be:

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

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


Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the Mental Health Sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 


Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

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


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