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Mental Health: Making the Forward Plans a Reality

September 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

Mental Health: Making the Forward Plans a Reality

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“The infrastructure needed to sustain change has been put in place, and, in many areas, people who use services are beginning to feel the benefits if the new and expanded services on offer. One year on, there is clear momentum behind this programme… the challenge now is to maintain and build on this.” Five Year Forward View For Mental Health: One Year On, February 2017

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health sets out the unarguable agenda for the reform of mental health care. The strategy aims to increase the quality and availability of care and treatment, improve outcomes and well being, and tackle the wider costs of mental ill health to health services and society. Now more than one year on from publication, it is time to deliver the actions required that will make the strategy a reality. Early action and a collective focus will benefit not just people who use services, their families and communities, but benefit the NHS itself and drive a more equal, balanced and sustainable health and care system.

Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK and are estimated to cost the economy £105 billion a year – roughly the cost of the entire NHS. Although there are challenges and competing pressures faced by the NHS and its key partners, there are also opportunities to invest in mental health and deliver a more sustainable health and care system. The target of one million more people receiving the care they need by 2020/21 is well underway with at least 120,000 more people receiving mental health services in the first year of the strategy. Improved access to care is about people seeing and feeling the benefits of change, a maintained focus on delivery, commitment and collaboration will ensure more and more people receive the care when and where they need.

Our conference agenda will share personal experiences of mental health users, provide an invaluable update on the roadmap to improved mental health care, and highlight real examples of service transformation and new approaches to care. Mental Health: Making the Forward Plans a Reality will help delegates deliver transformation in health and care services and ensure that the new opportunities to benefit people with mental health needs are leveraged to their maximum.

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Mental Health March 2017 ManchesterThe planning guidance and blueprint makes it clear that mental health is a must-do for the NHS and providers. Commitment towards the target of one million more people receiving the care they need by 2020/21 can only be met through the sufficient prioritisation of mental health at a local level, plans spell out the actions required of commissioners and providers. Transparency of spending, independent scrutiny of investment and commissioner plans should ensure outcomes are delivered.

Often described as a Cinderella service within the NHS funding and investment still in care remains a challenge. The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has admitted the government had endured a “slightly patchy start” with funding which much of what has previously been announced struggling to reach the frontline. To help tackle this the Mental Health Investment Standard is planned to be met across England as a whole in 2017/18 and 2018/19. A new Mental health Dashboard has been launched to provide unprecedented transparency of performance against key indicators such as spending allocations and outcomes and expectations of local providers.

Improving outcomes for children and young people is a priority for the Five Year Forward View and there is expected to be a significant expansion in access to high-quality treatment in the community so that 70,000 more children and young people are seen each year. There has been £149 million invested in CCGs for children and young people’s mental health in 2016/17 and a further £25 million from NHS England to improve waiting times and reduce backlogs. The aim is that by 2020/21 95% of children and young people will access treatment within four weeks for routine cases and with one week for urgent cases. To tackle the gaps in access to treatment to perinatal mental health services £40 million is available over three years for the growth of evidence-based specialist community teams with at least 750 more women receiving access to specialist care this year.

By 2020/21 it is expected that an extra 600,000 people with common mental health problems will access psychological therapies each year, at the same time new services are being out in place with integrated physical healthcare. 22 new sites started from January 2017 with the aim of delivering a holistic approach to the person’s care and helping to reduce pressure on acute NHS services. The NHS mental health programme is supporting community services for adults in delivering high-quality, evidence-based interventions which improve outcomes, enable recovery and integrate with other local services to better manage demand.

A new national standard for waiting times are seeing people with a suspected first episode of psychosis commence treatment within two weeks. 77% of people detained in low and medium secure services are men and Black British groups are four times more likely to be detained in secure care than White British. A national audit of mental health secure services has seen a model for community forensic services and care pathways. Furthermore the first strategy for improving the mental and physical health of people in the criminal justice system has seen an expansion of liaison and diversion services to cover courts and police custody suites.

Wider determinants of health such as housing, schooling and employment, are key to deliver the transformation needed in mental health services and care. Sustainability and Transformation plans are seen as a key delivery vehicle for improved mental health services and advanced plans provide strong examples of collaboration across health and care systems can benefit people with mental health needs.

Our conference agenda will share personal experiences of mental health users, provide an invaluable update on the roadmap to improved mental health care, and highlight real examples of service transformation and new approaches to care. This conference will detail how we can make the implementation plans a reality and help reach a million more people a year by 2020/21.

Benefits of Attending          View Programme

  • Discover how the plans for high-quality care to reach a million more people by 2020/21 can be made a reality.
  • An invaluable update on the roadmap to improved mental health care, with real examples of service transformation and new approaches to care.
  • Learn how to practically implement key recommendations and priority areas outlined in the implementation plan.
  • Gain a greater understanding of common problems impacting on adult mental health services and new funding available for services, payment levers and areas targeted for investment.
  • Benefit from real life experiences and projects that can help to improve access to high-quality care, deliver more integrated services and earlier interventions.
  • Learn more about the new Mental Health Dashboard and how your organisation can adhere to key performance indicators and transparency targets.
  • Hear how to implement transformation plans to integrate physical and mental health services, new approaches to secure services and access to liaison and diversion services.
  • Learn more on how the Prevention Concordat will support local partners to deliver plans which prevent mental illness and promote good mental health.
  • Practical guidance to achieve the aim of 95% of children and young people having access treatment within four weeks for routine cases and with one week for urgent cases by 2020/21.
  • Discover what local areas need to improve, target and include in Local Transformation Plans.
  • Discussing effective workforce planning to deliver right capacity and skills for service expansion and how to promote staff health and wellbeing.
  • Explore how wider determinants of health such as housing, schooling and employment, are key to delivering transformation in mental health services and care.
  • Update on pilots on perinatal mental health services and treatment and how this can be developed in your local area.
  • Take advantage of knowledge sharing, professional networking and contribute to wider thinking about mental health care.
  • Gain the maximum number of 6 CPD points.

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Elysium Healthcare

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Elysium Healthcare brings together a unique approach to the delivery of care where the patient is embedded in the heart of all aspects of hospital life.

Our aim is to set new standards in the delivery of specialist mental health care through our strategic network of hospitals which provide a complete pathway of care.

Our company brings together established hospitals and community services from across England and Wales that are among the best in the UK. Our clinical programmes are developed using evidenced based care which is founded in research.

Our inclusive way of working has the patient as a true partner in their care. This means that we work towards combined goals. Our close way of working improves motivation, maintains focus, and advances positive outcomes and the end goal of moving down the care pathway.

Ultimately we support patients to live as independently as possible.


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Ieso Digital Health

IESO_LOGO-ORANGE-2015-HRIeso Digital Health, provides evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy online. One-to-one therapy is delivered in real time, with patients meeting a BABCP accredited therapist in a secure online environment, at a time and location that is convenient to them. The use of technology and written communication improves patient choice and offers widespread access to effective, evidence-based mental health therapy, with excellent clinical outcomes. We adhere strictly to clinical and information governance, following the NICE approved patient pathway and recovery metrics.

Ieso Digital Health can work in partnership with existing treatment services and is currently commissioned by 25 NHS CCGs across the UK.



Making Space

Making Space is a national charity and leading provider of adult health and social care services.

We have been helping adults with care and support needs, and their carers, to lead independent and fulfilling lives for more than 30 years.

Our high quality, person-centred services and accommodation support adults of all ages, with a diverse range of needs, including:

Mental health conditions
Learning disabilities
Older people with age-related concerns

We provide services in the heart of local communities, in the comfort of people’s own homes, and specialist care and support services.


Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

Andy BellAndy Bell is Deputy Chief Executive at the Centre for Mental Health, an independent charity working to improve the life chances of people with mental health problems, where he has worked since 2002. Andy is also a trustee of Young Minds, a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.





Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network

Sean Duggan is Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network. Sean is passionate about raising standards of care and treatment of mental health services and improving lives of those who use services and their carers. His focus is on influencing politicians, policy makers and heads of public sector organizations and other key stakeholders to deliver evidence based intervention with a sound economic basis.

Previously, Sean joined the Centre for Mental Health as director of Criminal Justice Programme in 2006, and became Chief Executive in 2011. Immediately before joining the Centre, Sean was Director of Health and Social Care for Criminal Justice at the London Development Centre and offender health consultant for the Department of Health. He trained as a registered mental health nurse in Sussex, where he also held his first NHS Board Director’s post.

Sean is a founder member of the Mental Health Policy Group and has expertise in forensic psychology and criminal justice.


Dr Quazi Haque, Executive Medical Director, Elysium Healthcare MBBS, DFP, FRCPsych, FIoD, LLM

Quazi grey jacket retouched 15Dr Quazi Haque is Executive Medical Director of Elysium Healthcare and Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services. Quazi is also an influential researcher and author with a particular interest in service design, quality systems and digital technologies. Quazi was recently shortlisted as Psychiatrist of the Year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is also Chair of the Service Strategy and Development Section of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, primarily focused on supporting emerging and established mental health services to implement evidence-based practices.




Patrick Neville, Strategic Development Director, Elysium Healthcare

Patrick had worked in mental health for the last 34 years in both provider and senior commissioning roles, predominantly in secure and other specialised services. Patrick is currently Strategic Development Director for Elysium Healthcare. Elysium are partner providers in the Several phase one and two Networks within the New Care Model programme




Frank Bruno MBE, Mental Healthcare Service user and Former Heavyweight Champion of the World

Frank’s life is a storied one. Growing up with five brothers and sisters in a terraced London house, Frank started at age 9 at the local Wandsworth Boys Club. He learned to box seriously while at Oak Hall School in Sussex, an establishment for ‘problem’ children. His amateur career culminated with Frank boxing for Young England and becoming the youngest ever Amateur British Champion at 18 years of age. He became a professional boxer in 1982, starting with 21 consecutive wins by knockout. He was at the height of his career when the world’s eyes were on the ring. He fought Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and beat Oliver McCall for the WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World.

It is perhaps the fight outside of the ring that has been his hardest battle and that is his battle with mental illness. In 2003 Frank was sectioned for the first time and diagnosed as having Bipolar disorder. His well documented illness put Frank in the public eye and he used this media attention to help with the stigma attached to mental health and to help raise the standards of care given to those suffering with mental health issues. Frank supports many charities for mental health both financially and with his time. The British public has been so supportive of Frank during this difficult time for him, and he continues to receive a warm reception wherever he goes.

Stephen Freer, UK Clinical Lead, Ieso Digital Health

Stephen Freer H&S Suit and tie BLUEStephen Freer is the UK Clinical Lead at Ieso Digital Health one of the largest provider of online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in the UK. Having working in the discipline of CBT for nearly a decade the past three and half years have seen him focus on the expanding and innovative area of digitally enabled modes of therapy. His direct experience of commissioning and embedding digital care pathways into IAPT as a Clinical Lead in the South West of England, has led to Stephen’s recent involvement with the National Digital Expert Reference Group. This groups work involves the evaluation and development of guidance for providers and commissioners linked to the growing range of digital platforms, app’s and services that are now being implemented by psychological service across the country.



Chris Hampson, Chief Executive, Look Ahead Care and Support

Chris began his career in local government and has worked for two inner London Local Authority Housing Departments. Chris has over 20 years’ experience working in housing and social care, including research and campaigning on behalf of the National Housing Federation as well as working in new business, policy and communications for two London based Housing Associations.

Chris has previously chaired the National Housing Federation’s Supported Housing Providers Forum and is a member of their National Care and Support Advisory Group. He has recently been appointed as the not for profit representative for the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network.



Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director, NHS England

claire_murdochClaire is the Chief Executive of CNWL NHS Foundation Trust and a registered Nurse. Over the past 30, plus years she has held a series of positions working in community mental health, substance misuse and learning disabilities services. Claire joined CNWL as an Executive Director in 1999. She has a keen interest in social policy and holds a first class honours degree in this area. She is a Director of Imperial College Health Partners and is the current Chair of the Cavendish Square Group.

In June 2016 she was appointed as National Mental Health Director at NHSE and will be working with the NHSE Mental Health Policy and Programme Team to deliver the 5 Year Forward View for Mental Health.


Booking Information

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Job titles include:
Acute and Community Mental Health Services
Allied Health Professionals
Area Managers
Business / Service Development Managers
Care Co-Ordinators
Chief Constables
Chief Executives and Assistant Chief Executives
Clinical Commissioning Group Members
Chairs of NHS Trust Board
Clinical Commissioning Groups
Directors / Heads of Nursing
Directors / Heads of Public Health
Directors / Heads of Adult Social Services
Directors / Heads of Children’s Social Services
Directors / Heads of Finance
Directors / Heads of Housing
Directors / Heads of HR
Disability Advisors
Equality and Diversity / Inclusion Managers
General Practitioners and Practice Managers
Heads of Commissioning
Heads of Service
Heads of Strategy
Heads of Supported Employment
Health and Wellbeing Boards and Managers
Housing Associations
Medical Directors / Officers
Social Workers

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