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Mental Health: Moving Forwards – The Five Year Plan

March 10, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Mental Health: Moving Forwards event, 10 March 2016, Manchester

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A new era for mental health care is on the horizonMental Health: Moving Forwards – The Five Year Plan will explore how the new national strategy for mental health services can drive action so that people across all ages can get the right help at the right time.

For the first time NHS England are publishing a five year strategy for mental health services to develop a new culture and new ways of working. Prevention, service quality and integration are at its core. The Five Year Forward View has provided a shared vision about what mental health care should like, now the vision needs to become reality.

The clear strategic themes are centred on prevention, access, quality and integration. These themes will drive system transformation and help to establish a framework with measureable objectives. The Five Year Forward View Mental Health Taskforce recognises that the NHS alone cannot transform mental health services – it is ‘everyone’s business.’ If we are to improve the experience of care both in and out of NHS settings then integration, access and co-production of services will be vital. So how do we do it?

Join us for our third annual Mental Health event in Manchester this March where those leading the five year strategy will offer practical guidance, advice and real examples to help transform and improve mental health care. You will gain a greater understanding of the forward direction, the likely impact on both services and service users, and the actions that can deliver real change.

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“This is a big moment for mental health. We can tackle major challenges which include maximizing personalised, least restrictive home care, improving crisis care, reducing the 20 years premature mortality and improving transition from children’s to adult services.”

Dr Geraldine Strathdee, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for mental health

For the first time a strategic approach to improving mental health outcomes for people of all ages in the health and care system is being published. The FYFV Mental Health Taskforce are setting in motion a series of steps to transform the system, tackling unwarranted inequalities in outcomes and in how people are treated. The taskforce explored the variation in access to and quality of care and support across England; looking at outcomes for people who are and aren’t able to access these services. The strategy aims to develop ways to tackle the prevention of mental health problems, help people have good mental health and ensure they can access evidence-based treatment when they need it.

An approach of co-production importantly underpins the five-year strategy. The vision for services has been developed with involvement from people with lived experience of mental health problems, carers, providers, voluntary organisations and professionals. The result of this engagement has seen three priority areas emerge on prevention, access and quality. Prevention of mental health problems, identifying those as being of particular risk, and tackling stigma was noted a high priority for individuals and organisations. Timely access, improving crisis care and service pathways, and choice to effective, quality treatment and therapies remains a challenge. The third theme focuses on the quality of care and improving the experience of care in NHS settings.

The FYFV Taskforce have said that, collectively, this is “a chance in a generation” to deliver change that is urgent, necessary and achievable. So how do we do it?

Join us at Mental Health: Moving Forwards – The Five Year Plan conference where the key actions that can drive transformation and sustainability in mental health services will be explored. A line-up of expert speakers will explain how current demands can be mitigated, highlighting the new models of working and how these can be applied in practice. Delegates will benefit from networking and knowledge sharing with fellow professionals to drive real change – enhancing care, improving experiences and delivering better outcomes for people of all ages.

Benefits of Attending                 View Programme

  • Gain a greater understanding of the forward direction for mental health services and the impact on services and service users.
  • Hear practical examples of how to successfully lead, manage and implement new models of care in mental health.
  • Learn more about the leading initiatives and the actions that can deliver real change.
  • Explore how mental health services and stakeholders can drive collaborative care and ensure that services become more integrated.
  • Gain a better understanding of how patients can gain greater control of their own care, including the option of shared budgets combining health and social care, access and treatment choice and co-production.
  • Discuss the decisive steps that can be taken to break down the barriers in how care is provided between primary and specialist care, between health and social care services and between physical and mental health.
  • Discover what organisations across the system have done to redesign and reshape services around need.
  • Exploring how parity of esteem can help transform services and help staff to rethink new models of care.
  • Understand how to drive up service quality and implement effective prevention and early intervention strategies.
  • Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest policies, projects and emerging models of care.
  • Take advantage of excellent networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
  • Share you own stories and experiences with the conference and contribute to wider thinking about mental health care.
  • Gain CPD credits.

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Ieso Digital Health

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



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Partnerships in Care

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With hospitals and services around the country, 30 years of experience and highly experienced teams, we help patients, residents and commissioners find the right care pathways, without the need for multiple reassessments.

We provide:

  • Medium secure, low secure, locked and open, recovery focused rehabilitation, and community housing to support patients’ safe and positive reintegration into the community
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Advanced Health & Care

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Advanced has a unique focus on providing innovative mobile IT applications for community based care, supporting tens of thousands of care workers and clinicians with integrated device, software and airtime solutions.

Working with partners in the NHS, local government and the private sector, Advanced is committed to providing IT solutions in support of safe, efficient care delivery with integrated management information for both the commissioner and provider.





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TotalMobile provides healthcare professionals with all the information they need to complete their role via a mobile device. Staff can view their daily schedule, all relevant patient details and case notes from a range of systems and complete required forms. Information then automatically updates clinical systems in real time, removing the need for admin. TotalMobile ensures healthcare professionals have all they need to provide the highest standard of care.





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Facing the Future

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Facing the Future is a partnership project between Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care, funded by the Department of Health, to deliver support groups for people bereaved by suicide across six pilot sites in England: Devon, Coventry, Tyneside, East Sussex, Yorkshire and Essex.

Our support groups are completely free, limited to a maximum of eight people and delivered for six consecutive weeks. Groups are co-facilitated by one Samaritans volunteer and one Cruse volunteer, who provide the specialism in suicide prevention and bereavement. This enables people bereaved by suicide to share their experiences with others who have also lost someone to suicide in a safe and confidential space.

Bereaved people eligible to attend will be over 18, bereaved by suicide, and bereaved for more than three months. People don’t have to live in the area where the support group takes place.



Isabella Goldie, Director of Development & Delivery, Mental Health Foundation

Isabella Goldie is Director of Development & Delivery at the Foundation.

Isabella preferred imageBefore this, Isabella spent eight years as Head of Scotland. During her time at the Foundation, Isabella has developed a range of research and service improvement projects and worked extensively on Scottish mental health policy. She has taken a specific interest in promoting equality and human rights and challenging the inequalities experienced by those encountering mental health problems. Key areas of interest have been the mental health of people in later life and Refugees and asylum seekers and the role of the arts in reducing stigma and discrimination.

She supported the development of VOX, the Scottish mental health service user organisation and continues to support work ensuring that people with experience of mental health problems have a voice in mental health and public policy and service development and to support the development of service user-centred research. Isabella also led on the acquisition of the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health and supported the smooth transition of the staff team from the SDC to the Foundation.

Prior to her appointment, she worked at Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH) in a range of posts including six years as Scotia Clubhouse director. During this period she sat on the faculty board for the International Centre for Clubhouse Development, a role that involved supporting and accrediting Clubhouses around the world.

She has a Master in Public Mental Health from the University of Glasgow and trained and worked as a registered mental health nurse (RMN) for nine years in a number of speciality areas including acute admission wards, later life and adult community services and latterly in the Southern General Psychotherapy Unit.

Isabella is Chair of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF) and has contributed to a number of publications including editing the Public Mental Health Handbook and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Mental Health.

Dr Geraldine Strathdee OBE, National Clinical Director Mental Health, NHS England

photographerGeraldine is NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health and a consultant psychiatrist at Oxleas NHS FT. She co-chairs the National mental health system board, which brings the new system partners together to implement the national mental health strategy. She is the clinical lead for the Mental health intelligence network and the national CCG mental health leadership programme. Her passionate commitment is to the translation of best practice standards into routine clinical practice. Current programmes which seek to do just that include: the national reducing premature mortality CQUIN, introduction of access and waits standards for early intervention psychosis, crisis and IAPT, Crisis Concordat, Primary care mental health development, promotion of positive mental health and resilience and employment. She is privileged to have the expertise and support of many networks of exceptional mental health leaders to help achieve the ambitions for mental health care in England’s Five-year Forward view. Previous roles included National Professional Adviser to Healthcare Commission and CQC, London Strategic health authority mental health lead and she was awarded the prestigious Psychiatrist of the Year in 2012.


Matt Buttery, Chief Executive Officer, Triple P UK

Matt Buttery 2016The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is one of the world’s most effective parenting programmes. It gives parents skills to raise confident, healthy children, build stronger family relationships, manage misbehaviour and prevent problems.

With responsibilities for the dissemination of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® across the UK and Europe, Matt Buttery is a passionate advocate of parenting as a public health issue, and using evidence-based practice to help families and communities develop strong, healthy relationships and resilience.

Matt has held has held various senior roles in the voluntary, statutory and private sectors. He has influenced and implemented health and social care policy across government and held senior positions in charities and in the governance of non-departmental arm’s length bodies.

Matt has four children and has fostered for over 10 years.

Dr Lesley Stevens, Medical Director, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

lesely stevens-1Lesley is the Medical Director in Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and a Consultant Psychiatrist in community and inpatient adult mental health services locally for 15 years. She is a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellow. Southern Health is part of the South Hampshire multispecialty community provider vanguard, and we are working with partners to develop new models of care for local communities.





Tony Rich, VP Global Programs and Segments Healthcare, Unify

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Professor Kevin A. Fenton MD, PhD, FFPH, National Director for Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

Kevin FentonProfessor Kevin Fenton, MD, PhD, FFPH, is the Public Health England National Director for Health and Wellbeing. In this role he oversees PHE’s national prevention programmes including screening for cancer and other conditions, Health Checks, national health marketing campaigns, public mental health, and a range of wellbeing programmes for infants, youth, adults and older adults. The Health and Wellbeing Directorate also leads PHE’s Health Equity portfolio with a range of programmes and activities focused on addressing the social determinants of health, and promoting settings-based approaches to health improvement.

Professor Fenton was previously the director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a position he held for seven years from November 2005. He also served as chief of CDC’s National Syphilis Elimination Effort and has worked in research, epidemiology, and the prevention of HIV and other STDs since 1995. Previously he was the director of the HIV and STI Department at the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency.

At CDC, Dr. Fenton led a number of critical efforts to address the U.S. HIV epidemic, including the release of revised HIV screening recommendations to make HIV testing a routine part of medical care for all Americans, and the implementation of a new surveillance system to provide more precise estimates of new HIV infections in the United States. Under Dr. Fenton’s leadership, CDC expanded its efforts to engage, mobilize, and partner with at-risk communities to address health disparities, and CDC launched Act Against AIDS, the first national HIV/AIDS public health communications campaign in 20 years. He championed the need for more integrated and comprehensive approaches to HIV, hepatitis, STD and TB prevention through the launch of major NCHHSTP initiatives including Program Collaboration and Service Integration, and Prevention through Healthcare. He strengthened and expanded the Center’s commitment to addressing Health Equity by focusing on the social and structural determinants of health.

He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom; and a visiting professor in Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London. He also serves as a member or on the boards of a number of charitable organizations, government committees, and peer-reviewed journals related to HIV and STD prevention and sexual health research. Dr. Fenton has received numerous awards, including a Telly Award for the Discovery Health CME program on “Comorbidities of HIV/AIDS”; the Leader to Leader Award; the Thurlow Tibbs Award; the Community Health Advocate Award; and the Gerald A. Ludd Lifetime Achievement Award for Dedication and Commitment in HIV/AIDS Prevention, among others.

He attended medical school in Jamaica, obtained his master’s in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University College London. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles and policy reports. He is a speaker in great demand and speaks Spanish and French.

Dr Quazi Haque, Executive Medical Director, Partnerships in Care MBBS, DFP, FRCPsych, FIoD, LLM

Quazi grey jacket retouched 15Dr Quazi Haque is Executive Medical Director of Partnerships in Care 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.




Kate Tilbury, Clinical Supervisor, Ieso Digital Health

Kate TilburyKate is an accredited CBT therapist with a background of providing therapy, supervision and managerial roles in various National Health Service (NHS) trusts across the United Kingdom. Kate also works for the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, supervising trainee Psychotherapists. Kate is responsible for the global therapist training and supervision programs at Ieso Digital Health.





Dr Helen Lowey, Consultant in Public Health, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Helen LoweyDr Helen Lowey is a Consultant in Public Health at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council working for both the Council and NHS for over ten years and before then in academia. She has is an Honorary Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. Helen has recently worked for Public Health England National Team on the Violence Prevention agenda, incorporating a public health approach to domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation and, youth and gang violence by working with a range of key partners.

Helen has undertaken substantive work in area of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs), where she implemented the first known UK population ACE survey in Blackburn with Darwen. She has published a growing number of academic papers and a number of public health applied reports as well as developing local policy and strategy. She has been invited to present at numerous national and international conferences. She has developed international working with the University of Albany, New York State, USA.

Helen holds a wide public health portfolio, including child poverty, inequalities and system leadership and more recently, leading the wider prevention agenda within adult social care for the Borough. Helen has a strong academic background to violence prevention, alcohol misuse and cancer inequalities and across the wider public health agenda. She has a PhD in the Epidemiology of Cancer and Management in Older People, a Masters’ in Public Health and, is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.

You can follow Helen Lowey on Twitter: @helenlowey

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.





Councillor Paulette Hamilton, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care; Mental Health Champion, Birmingham City Council

Cllr Paulette HamiltonCouncillor Paulette Hamilton has been a Labour councillor in Handsworth Wood, since June 2004; and took up the position of Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care in May this year. Paulette’s interest in politics developed following her active involvement in a number of health projects at a local, regional and national level. Paulette has been the City’s Mental Health Champion since 2012; a role which Paulette holds dearly; she is passionate about raising awareness of Mental Health. It is an area of health that is so often overlooked but one which affects us all, and has a huge impact on the lives of those it affects their family and carers. Outside the Council, Paulette has held a number of nursing roles before going on to work at the Royal College of Nursing as a Professional Development Advisor.

Paulette is a Peace Ambassador for the Peace Federation getting involved with peace work in the UK and aboard. Paulette is Chair of a number of Boards including City’s Health and Wellbeing Board; Mental Health Systems Strategy Board; a member of 300 Voices Board, Police and Crime Commissioners Victim Commission Board; Handsworth Association of School Board Member Trustee and a School Governor at Yenton School (Chair of Finance and Staffing Committee). Paulette is committed to making a difference and motivating and inspiring others to achieve, and regularly speaks at events around the city and nationally.

As Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care; Paulette is determined that she will use this role to be an ambassador for change; to make a difference and improve the outcomes for some of the City’s most vulnerable citizens and their families and carers. Paulette is keen to focus in the forthcoming year on working with our citizens, and our health partners to create a more joined up health and social care service.

Jacqui Dyer, vice chair of England’s mental health Taskforce

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Jacqui Dyer was educated at London universities, where she completed post graduate research in decision-making within children’s’ social care services. Currently an independent health and social care consultant with a background in adult mental health commissioning as well as community and family social work. Jacqui has worked with a wide range of vulnerable care groups and has a strong passion in grass roots community empowerment. As an experienced counsellor, trainer, personal and professional development coach and group facilitator, Jacqui brings many dimensions to her insights. As a mental service user and carer for the past few decades Jacqui’s experiential knowledge of mental health services is extensive. Currently she is a senior management board lived experience advisor for the DH national mental health ‘Time To Change’ anti-stigma and discrimination campaign. Additionally Jacqui is an appointed member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Mental Health chaired by the Minister for Care and Support, which oversees the implementation of the national mental health strategy and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Equalities in Mental Health. Currently Jacqui is vice chair of England’s mental health Taskforce which recently launched its final report. Jacqui is also an elected Lambeth Labour Councillor where she is also a vice chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Damian Hart, Principal Development Manager, Merseyside Youth Association; YoungMinds

Damian is currently working for both Merseyside Youth Association and for YoungMinds in the capacity of a trainer and a consultant, working across a number of areas such as Parent Particaption in CAMHS, BOND with an emphasis on Looked After Children and Young Offenders.

He has significant experience within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in various and diverse roles such as: Liverpool PCT (CAMHS), Commissioner and Principal Mental Health Development Manager of Merseyside Youth Association Ltd where he still works developing a Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Promotion Service. A central part of Damian’s work has been the writing and delivery of training courses in relation to Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Damian is the principal author of ‘Mad, Bad or Misunderstood?’ and more recently a Conference titled ‘Equality Throughout CAMHS’ and a ‘CAMHS Masterclass’ which provides a comprehensive overview of CAMHS and information as to how to make a successful CAMHS referral. He develops relevant training courses on a variety of issues in relation to children and young people’s mental health and he has been the script writer of various films and animations such as:

Clarke Carlisle, The Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis

Clarke-Carlisle-1-608x408Clarke is a radio and television presenter and former professional footballer. He has authored two documentaries, Football’s Suicide Secret and the critically acclaimed documentary “Is Football Racist?” for the BBC; his first book about his career A Footballer’s Life was published by Simon & Schuster.

Widely regarded as one of the most eloquent professional footballers, the former PFA Chairman, Clarke was the first current professional footballer to appear on the BBC’s Question Time.

Clarke retired at the end of the 2012-2013 season after making over 500 appearances at senior level. He experienced the very highs of professional sport. He won promotion with both Blackpool and Burnley, and represented his country. However, in 2001 Clarke suffered a posterior cruciate ligament injury which sidelined him for a year, nearly ending his career and he has fought a well documented battle with depression and suicide. He recently established the The Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis.

Clarke is an ambassador for the mental health charity Mind and the Premier League Kick It Out Campaign which promotes inclusion and equality in football.

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If you would like assistance registering your place please contact Karl Povey on 0161 376 9007 and we will be happy to assist.

Discounts for 3 or more delegates are available.

Professionals from across the public, private and third sectors. Job titles include:


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Chairs of NHS Trust Board
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Directors / Heads of Nursing
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Directors / Heads of Children’s Social Services
Directors / Heads of Finance
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Disability Advisors
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General Practitioners and Practice Managers
Heads of Commissioning
Heads of Service
Heads of Strategy
Heads of Supported Employment
Health and Wellbeing Boards and Managers
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