This is a joint webinar hosted by NHSCC’s Mental Health Commissioners’ Network and the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network as part of the NHS Reset campaign.
Hear Claire Murdoch, NHS England’s national mental health director, and Prof Louis Appleby, who leads the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England, on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and what we need to do to support people.
We anticipate an increase in mental health problems and possibly suicides as a result of the pandemic; due to factors associated with it such as isolation, stress, bereavements, increase in alcohol use and trauma. The challenge for systems will be to estimate what the likely demand will be and commission and provide appropriate services to support these needs.
You will hear from Claire Murdoch, who will give an update on the national modelling work, the funding and what we need to focus on. Prof Louis Appleby will talk about what the data says about suicides during the pandemic and what we need to do to prevent suicides.
There will be an opportunity to put your questions to the speakers and share any good practice that you are involved in.
Who should attend?
- Mental health commissioners
- NHS trust chairs
- NHS trust chief executives
- Medical directors
- Nursing directors
- Leaders from the independent and third sectors
NHS Reset is an NHS Confederation campaign to contribute to the public debate on what the health and care system should look like in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- recognise both the sacrifice and achievements of the health and care sector’s response to COVID-19, including the major innovations that have been delivered at pace
- rebuild local service provision to meet the physical, mental and social needs of communities affected by severe economic and social disruption
- reset our ambitions for what the health and care system of the future should look like, including its relationship with the public and public services.
Find out more.