Mental Health: Better, Faster and Earlier Help
- 08:30 - 16:45
- Manchester Conference Centre
Toby joined the Foundation in 2002. The Mental Health Foundation is a social research, service development and public affairs charity that does work on issues affecting people living and working with dementia, mental health, and learning disabilities. Toby is responsible for the Foundation’s mental health in later life and dementia programme, as well as leading on its mental capacity work. This has included qualitative and quantitative research involving people with dementia, mental capacity best interests decisions, values in mental health, and service development projects on self help, personalisation, and user involvement and empowerment for people with dementia, mental health problems and learning disabilities. In the past he has also led on policy work at the Foundation and for 18 months was seconded to work at the Ministry of Justice to work on their Mental Capacity Act Implementation Programme. Before joining the Foundation he worked and managed adult mental health services where he was involved in setting up and managing a variety of services for people with severe and enduring mental health problems living in the community. He also has personal experience of mental health issues and dementia.