Modernising Mental Health: Delivering Better Mental Health Outcomes


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

Ruth Kettle, Chief Executive, Community Links (invited)


Morning Keynote: Analysing The Social And Economic Impact Of Mental Health On The UK
  • Outlining the widespread costs of mental ill-health, including a 34% rise in detentions under the Mental Health Act since 2005 and the £105.2bn annual economic cost of mental illness
  • Exploring the links between social issues and mental health, such as homelessness, loneliness and crime, highlighting that 45% of homeless people have been diagnosed with a mental health issue
  • Detailing the Government’s plans to reform mental health service provision, from increasing the NHS mental health budget, to creating the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat, and driving greater mental health awareness
  • Prioritising innovation and collaboration in the transformation of mental health services through equipping providers with the tools and knowledge required to succeed

Jonathan Marron, Director General, Community and Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care (invited)


Special Keynote: The NHS Long Term Plan: Moving Towards Parity Of Esteem In Mental And Physical Health
  • Reflecting on improvements to mental health services delivery in light of the 2016 Five Year Forward View, highlighting that 120,000 more people per year received specialist mental health treatment since its implementation
  • Outlining vanguard integration programmes such as Multiplicity Community Providers (MCPs) and Primary and Acute Care Systems (PACs) as an opportunity to integrate mental health into primary care and devise innovative systems to increase engagement with mental health services
  • Detailing the proposed increased funding for mental health provision introduced as part of the 2019 NHS Long Term Plan, which includes a £2.3 billion ringfenced investment fund by 2024
  • Exploring goals set out in the NHS Long Term Plan to promote parity of esteem between mental and physical health, which include greater integration of mental health services, effective treatment of long-term mental illness, and prioritising perinatal mental health
  • Building on the 2016 Five Year Forward View with increased drive towards integrated mental health services, identifying mental health as a clinical priority, and focusing on digital access to healthcare

Matt Tagney, Programme Director for the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England  (invited)




Key Supporter Session
Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Integrating Mental Health Into Primary Care Services Through Collaboration
  • Detailing the creation of the Multiplicity Community Providers (MCP) framework and selection of 14 MCP vanguard mental health providers including West Cheshire Way MCP, modelling integration of mental health into Primary Care Services
  • Demonstrating the benefit of integrated community health teams providing co-ordinated health and social support to patients with complex mental health needs
  • Developing an integrated approach to mental and physical health through multidisciplinary team meetings and the assignment of a mental health nurse to each locality, allowing rapid access to mental health support
  • Creating a ‘wellbeing coordinator’ role within the integrated team to connect patients with social and community support, enabling supported discharge from mental health services to appropriate community and charity resources
  • Collaborating with local authorities and charities, such as Age UK, to combat issues such as social isolation, to prevent the development of mental health issues such as depression, and support recovery

Dr Andy McAlavey, Medical Director, West Cheshire CCG (invited)


Case Study: Technology And Mental Health Provision: Effective Care Through Global Digital Exemplars (GDE)
  • Recognising pressure placed on front-line staff by cumbersome paper-based observation forms and ideating solutions
  • Transforming treatment on mental health wards in Birmingham and Solihull through GDE, developing a bespoke application to allow mental health nurses to digitally record their observations
  • Reducing paperwork and hand-written notes and signatures, enabling staff to carry out essential clinical recording in a consistent and timely manner
  • Providing real-time information and an observation history to mental health professionals, capturing 3.7 million electronic observations since December 2017, enabling more accurate treatment of patients
  • Ensuring consistent care through built-in status alerts, which prompts customisable time-sensitive observations ranging from five minute to one-hour intervals, enabling flexible treatment as care plans fluctuate

Dr James Reed, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (invited)


Case Study: Perinatal Care And Mental Health: Creating A Flexible Community Service
  • Prioritising perinatal mental health as a means of promoting the bond between parents and children, ultimately reducing the likelihood and impact of mental health issues in children
  • Highlighting that up to 20% of women experience mental health issues in the perinatal period, yet in 2018 only 51% of CCGs offer perinatal mental health services which meet national guidelines
  • Creating a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, social workers and occupational to run antenatal clinics in hospitals and children’s centres around the county as well as individual assessments in a convenient location for women to encourage uptake of services
  • Providing specialist training for multi-agency professionals to help ensure women at risk of or who are experiencing perinatal mental health problems can be identified earlier
  • Offering preconception counselling for women with a history of serious mental illness, advising on managing risks and treatment to minimise potential to relapse during the perinatal period

Erzsebet Pek, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, Hertfordshire Community Perinatal Team (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon Keynote: Effective Commissioning To Successfully Implement The NHS Long Term Plan
  • Reviewing the current commissioning guidelines in relation to mental health, and explaining the benefits and practicalities of devolution of specialist services to local authorities
  • Outlining how devolution and integration of commissioning services will take place and advising on effectively transitioning to a local commissioning model
  • Detailing Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC), its ‘five key shifts’ in patients’ experience of care, and its benefits for those with high levels of unplanned care due to mental illness
  • Balancing the benefits of collaborative procurement with providing integrated services when putting contracts out to tender
  • Highlighting the Mental Health Commissioners Network as an opportunity for mental health commissioners to receive peer support and share best practice to deliver optimal mental health care

Sara Bainbridge, Head of Policy and Delivery, NHS Clinical Commissioners (invited)


Special Keynote: Successfully Supporting Population Mental Health Through Local Government
  • Outlining the responsibilities of local authorities towards those with mental health issues under the Care Act, Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act as well as the appointment of Approved Mental Health Professionals
  • Highlighting the importance of local authorities in supporting population mental health through social care services, housing and public health as well as shaping mental health awareness within their communities
  • Encouraging councils to appoint a ‘Mental Health Champion’ to ensure mental health is incorporated into policies, foster local partnerships to support those with mental health problems, and receive information, advice and support from partner charities
  • Identifying the voluntary and community sector as key partners in providing mental health support services and targeting specific vulnerable groups such as LGBT and veterans
  • Promoting partnership and information sharing with the NHS to ensure support and fulfilling lives for those who have undergone treatment for mental health issues

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman, LGA Community Wellbeing Board and Leader, Oxfordshire County Council (invited)


Case Study: Utilising Innovative Technology To Treat The Physical Health Of Patients With Serious Mental Illnesses
  • Explaining that patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs for Serious Mental Illnesses (SMI) are at an increased risk of developing life-limiting conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, with a life expectancy on average 15–20 years lower than the general population
  • Developing the Leicestershire Physical Health Register to electronically track physical health checks on patients with SMI, triggering three-monthly and annual monitoring reminders to instigate blood and ECG checks
  • Implementing interventions for targeted groups, such as smokers and overweight patients, to offer specific advice and follow-ups, connecting pharmacists and GPs to ensure collaborative monitoring of physical and mental health
  • Highlighting that in 2015, 97% of patients admitted to Leicestershire Partnership Trust’s mental health wards with SMI were screened and where necessary received appropriate interventions

Dolly Sud, Consultant Psychiatrist, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (CONFIMRED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Talking Shop: Providing An Innovative Alternative Mental Health Service
  • Recognising the need for an accessible mental health service in a central location to provide Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT) services, speeding up access to low intensity treatments, reducing pressure on GPs
  • Establishing a warm and friendly ‘Talking Shop’ on the high street, where people can self-refer themselves for talking therapies and consultations, get advice, and attend appointments referred by their GP
  • Connecting IAPT with community services through hosting support groups and signposting to other appropriate community services within the same building, increasing patients’ chances for successful recovery
  • Promoting the benefits of this approach on patients’ willingness to access mental health treatment, proven by an increase in the rate of self-referrals from 0.3% in 2007 to 23% in 2015
  • Demonstrating that Talking Shop focusses on prevention, community and education, helping to prevent serious mental health crises through early intervention and ease of access

Anthony Fitzgerald, Director of Strategy & Delivery, Doncaster CCG (invited)


Case Study: Collaborating With Communities To Increase Access To Low-Intensity Services
  • Overcoming challenges faced by Sandwell PCT (now Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG) which included poor access to low-intensity community mental health services and heavy use of secondary care mental health services
  • Detailing the collaborative primary care model for mental health and wellbeing, co-locating and integrating services to deliver a more effective service, emphasising flexibility and inclusion of other agencies where appropriate
  • Implementing a stepped approach to mental health services in Sandwell, using graduating levels of care to ensure the consistent flow of service users between the steps resulting in no waiting lists
  • Including a range of stakeholders, community leaders and health professionals in delivering low-intensity services focussed on prevention, such as supporting probation services with addiction services and family therapy
  • Demonstrating improvement in early outcomes with prevention-based services, with 4,000 people completing prevention, wellbeing and health improvement programmes in 2012, saving around £800,000 in prevention costs

Lesley Writtle, Chief Executive, NHS Black Country Partnership (invited)


Case Study: Housing: Supporting Those With Mental Health Conditions Through Floating Support
  • Recognising the need for vulnerable individuals with long-term mental health conditions to access support in their daily lives in order to enable them to maintain their tenancies
  • Developing a ‘floating support’ programme across Birmingham to assist people within their homes for up to 6 months through partnership with Mind, assisting with tasks such as making medical appointments and budgeting
  • Enabling vulnerable individuals to access support at home 7 days a week from 9am – 9pm, helping to mitigate the need for high-cost care and interventions such as admission to A&E and engagement of probation services
  • Highlighting the success of the support programme, enabling 97% of service users to maintain their tenancies, 90% to maintain their health and wellbeing, and 81% to get help with budgeting and managing their finances
  • Promoting floating support as an alternative to assisted living and stabilising tenants, reducing homelessness and antisocial behaviour among those with mental illness

Louise Platt, Executive Director of Care and Business Partnerships, Friendship and Care Housing (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change

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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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