Supported by our event partner Home Group
On Thursday 17 March, one of the most influential mental health conferences of the year goes online, featuring our sector’s most prominent speakers, covering mental health’s most pressing topics.
All Mental Health Network and NHS Confederation members receive a complimentary place to the conference.
09:30-9:40: Introduction and Welcome
Chair, Mental Health Network
Integrated Care Systems are touted as the answer to the health and care system’s prayers. Better integrated services have the potential to improve the coordination of care between physical and mental health, and drive prevention and early intervention in systems. How can we make sure that as ICSs become statutory, they work for mental health and the people that use services?
In this session we will hear learnings from health systems that have been integrated for some time, discuss what successful integration means at neighbourhood, place and system level and what, in reality, it means for patients.
Chair: Matthew Taylor, CEO, NHS Confederation
Marsha McAdam, Expert-by-Experience and MHN Board Service-User representative
Oscar Donnelly, Director of Mental Health and Disability Services, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland
Hazel Taylor, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Director, Sunderland Washington PCNMillie Banerjee CBE, Chair, South West London ICS
Keynote address and Q&A with Claire Murdoch CBE, National Director for Mental Health, NHS England
The impact of the pandemic on the mental health workforce cannot be understated, and pressures on mental health services continue to grow. As we move out of the pandemic, it is time to take stock on how Covid-19 has affected the workforce.
This session will look at how we can learn from the pandemic and retain positive changes, during a time of huge upheaval for the system.
Chair: Catherine Roche, Chief Executive, Place2Be
Emma Wadey, Deputy Director Mental Health Nursing, NHS England
Dr Thiyagesh, Medical Director, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Anthony Horan, Community Mental Health Coordinator (Peer Support), The Cellar Trust
Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England
How we support people with learning disabilities has increasingly become a priority for systems. The Mental Health Act reforms propose that people with learning disabilities and autism should not be admitted to hospital unless there is also an underlying mental health need, and a duty on local commissioners to increase appropriate community provision may be implemented.
This session will give an update from a national perspective, highlight what good means from a person with lived experience’s perspective, showcase good practice and discuss what the sector needs to do to meet the challenges.
Chair: Tom Cahill, National Director for Learning Disability and Autism, NHS England
Pat Charlesworth, Chair, Christine-Koulla Burke, Director, Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Mel Shad, Director of Business and Development, Choice Support
Ifti Majid, Chief Executive, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustDavid Willmott, Director of Nursing, Cygnet Healthcare
The pandemic has not impacted everyone the same. People from BAME background, who faced higher rates of health inequalities pre-pandemic were significantly more likely to die from the virus; they were more heavily impacted by the negative economic effects and were more likely to have experienced mental health problems during the pandemic.
This session will look at what role can small VCSE organisations play; How we can implement evidence-based interventions that will reduce the inequalities in mental health that people from racialised communities face; and how existing commitments to improve this have fared.
Chair: Victor Adebowale, Chair, NHS Confederation
Raf Hamaizia, Expert-by-Experience Lead, Cygnet Healthcare
Rosalyn Mloyi, Head of Multicultural Network, Cygnet
Dr Habib Naqvi MBE, Director, Health & Race Observatory
Rose Ssali, Chief Executive, Support & Action for Women’s Network
Mental health and learning disabilities/autism services are in the process of being transformed, but we know there is still a long way to go, as the level of unmet need remains high. The Long-Term Plan commitments will end in 2023/24 so it is vital that we have a clear view of what is needed next.
This session will reflect on where the mental health sector is now and where we want it to be in 10 years’ time.
Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health
Rachael Byrne, Executive Director, Home Group
Dr Itai Matumbike, Executive Medical Director, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Even before the pandemic, children and young people’s mental was a priority area for the NHS. The Long-Term Plan requires all ICS areas to have a comprehensive 0-25 support offer in place by 2023/24. Recent evaluations of progress in this area suggest the sector has a long way to go.
This session will look at why it is so important to ensure that CYP can easily access mental health support and how some organisations have expanded their support offer to 0–25-year-olds.
Chair: Sir Norman Lamb, Chair, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan, Associate National Clinical Director for Children and Young People’s Mental Health, NHS England
Zaynab Sohawon, Expert by Experience, Forward Thinking Birmingham
Paul Patterson PHD, Digital Engagement & Public Health Lead, Forward Thinking Birmingham
Elaine Kirawn, Director of Nursing - Mental Health Services , Clinical Lead - West Midlands CAMHS Provider Collaborative, Forward Thinking Birmingham, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHSFT
Dr Phil Moore, Chair, NHS Confederation’s ICS Mental Health Group
Gillian Keegan, Minister of State for Care and Mental Health, will set out her priorities for mental health
16:25-16:30 Chair’s summary and close
Chair, Mental Health Network