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  • Health & Social Care

Mental Health: Better, Faster and Earlier Help

  • Wednesday, 04 March 2015
  • Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 16:45
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Mental Health: Better, Faster and Earlier Help will explore how public services can better meet the needs of people experiencing mental health problems, help support recovery and improve outcomes.

Mental health is high on the political and media agenda. High profile battles with mental health problems have dominated headlines and the Deputy Prime Minister has made a commitment to ‘end the discrimination against mental health’. The introduction of access and waiting time targets for people with mental health problems in England is scheduled to start in April 2015 and is seen as the first step of reforming mental health services so they share the same priority as physical health problems.

With one in four affected by mental illness it is the single largest source of burden of disease in the UK. Mental illness is consistently associated with deprivation, low income, unemployment, poor education, poorer physical health and increased health-risk behaviour. As well as the human and social cost there is also an economic one, with wider costs in England estimated to be £105 billion a year.

Join us at our second annual conference that will explore the most effective strategies for improving mental health outcomes and how services can work together to deliver better care.

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  • A greater understanding of the services that offer the best value.
  • How care can be coordinated to deliver better, faster support.
  • What the key cost-effective interventions are that can help to prevent mental illness and promote wellbeing.
  • How to integrate physical and mental healthcare better and manage comorbidities.
  • Learn more about the major social and structural influences on mental health such as education, unemployment, housing, poverty and discrimination.
  • The steps that can be taken to enable people to gain the skills and stability they need for living and working.
  • How to drive recovery-focused organisational change and education as a model for approaching recovery.
  • Learn how new waiting time targets will improve services.
  • Learn about the impact of liaison psychiatry schemes in critical care.
  • How to identify and manage conditions quickly and effectively to help people to recover and reduce the length of stay in hospital.
  • Learn how people in urgent need of mental health care during emergencies have benefited from the street triage scheme.
  • How targeted interventions can improve the lives of more vulnerable groups.
  • How services can offer joined-up care to improve support, recovery and develop early interventions.

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Manchester Conference Centre

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