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Mental Health: Moving Forwards – The Five Year Plan

  • Thursday, 10 March 2016
  • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 16:30
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  • Overview

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.

  • Confirmed Speakers

  • Event Programme


Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chair’s Opening Address

  • Isabella Goldie, Director of Development & Delivery, Mental Health Foundation (confirmed)
"Mental health over the next 5 years: Priorities and programmes"

This session will cover:

– The changing national understanding about mental health in the past 3 years

– The Prime Ministers Life chances strategy and the Mental health Taskforce

– International and national insights from Devolutions, vanguards, local transformations

– The challenges and opportunities for implementation going forward

– Leaders fit for the future: Are we ready?

  • Matt Buttery, Chief Executive Officer, Triple P UK (confirmed)
"Prevention and early intervention"

Early identification and prevention strategies can help to stop the spiral into high cost of repeat crisis care and avoidable detention. How can mental health services and stakeholders drive collaborative care and prevent the burden of crisis care on services and patients? 

  • Dr Lesley Stevens, Medical Director, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
"NHS 5YFV Vanguard: Southern Health NHS FT"

Chosen as an NHS Five Year Forward View vanguard Dr Stevens will outline the work being done to improve mental health services at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Tony Rich, VP Global Programs and Segments Healthcare, Unify (confirmed)
"Where communication matters: How communications and care are converging to deliver better outcomes"

2008/2009 saw the biggest impact on healthcare globally as the ripples of the global recession began to make their mark and hit Healthcare providers in the form of Budget cuts and Austerity was a new word. Meanwhile the technology and communications industry was being attacked by Consumerisation. Globally both industries had to embark on transformation programs that even today have to embrace partnerships outside their traditional comfort areas to survive and grow. We will look at what some of those innovative partnerships resulting in better patient centric services and met the Austerity challenge both in UK and other global markets and where we see the future for this convergence within mental health services.


Question and Answer Session


Coffee in the Networking Area

"New models of care: Prevention and early intervention"
  • Kate Tilbury, Clinical Supervisor, Ieso Digital Health (confirmed)
"IECBT: Using technology to enhance quality of care"

The history of technology and CBT is a short one. The literature focusses primarily on computerized self-help and guided self-help, providing us with evidence that time spent with a therapist leads to better outcomes. IECBT is online, therapist delivered CBT using synchronous written communication. For the first time ever we are able to have access to transcripts of every therapy appointment, enabling us to understand therapist behaviour and fidelity to the CBT model. Ieso Digital Health are using this data to deliver high quality care by supporting therapists to become even more effective.


Adverse childhood experiences and the life course

  • Dr Helen Lowey, Consultant in Public Health, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (confirmed)

Question and Answer Session


Lunch in the Networking Area


Lunch in the Networking Area


Chair’s Afternoon Address


New Models of Care: Collaboration

  • Dr Quazi Haque, Executive Medical Director, Elysium Healthcare (confirmed)
"Working with the Independent Sector to deliver transformation"

There is an opportunity to positively embrace getting back to defining what we need, where and when. New models should remember key principles such as effective needs assessment and ensuring services are viable. This requires whole system planning and workable financial flows to develop effective pathways which can better manage current capacity and unplanned need. Dr Haque will consider how provider networks are currently working flexibly to provide solutions within this context.


New Models of Care: Integration

  • Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health (confirmed)
"Priorities for mental health support: The importance of employment and housing for people using mental health services and the need to integrate mental and physical health care"

Question and Answer Session


Afternoon coffee break


Panel Discussion

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

Damian Hart, Principal Development Manager, Merseyside Youth Association

Cllr Jacqui Dyer, Lambeth Council; Vice-Chair of Mental Health Taskforce

Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

"The State of Mental Health: What is working and what can be improved?"

On the one hand there have been impressive progress in mental health services in recent years through initiatives such as co-production, psychiatric liaison and the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. On the other hand recent data from NHS England shows that there were 8,139 serious incidents recorded by the 58 mental health trusts in England in 2014-15, an increase of more than a third over a two-year period. So what is the true state of mental health services and what actions can have the biggest impacts to improve care? 


Closing Keynote Address

  • Clarke Carlisle, Founder, The Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis (confirmed)
"Now and Then"

Discussing what the struggles for good mental health really look like and setting up the Clarke Carlisle Foundation to help dual-diagnosis sufferers. 


Question and Answer Session


Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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