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Mental Health: Forward Thinking – Delivering the Strategy

  • Thursday, 15 September 2016
  • America Square Conference Centre, London
  • 08:30 - 16:45
  • Overview

The new strategy for mental health services in England, The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, sets out 59 recommendations that promise to shake up all aspects of mental health care.

The report is a landmark moment for mental health care with clear strategy to help ensure another one million people receive high quality care, when and where they need it by 2020/21. It promises a significant shift towards prevention and transformation of care. Key actions for the NHS include ensuring that people have greater access; services are designed in partnership; inequalities are reduced; care is integrated across physical, mental and social needs; and prevention strategies are prioritised for key moments in life. A further step is also recommended for the NHS to truly produce services which are led by the needs of the individual and not the system.

As the report makes clear mental health problems are widespread with a huge cost to the economy and to people’s lives, delivering good mental health is truly everyone’s business.

“We are saying to the NHS, to government, to industry, to local leaders and to the public that mental health must be a priority for everyone.” Paul Farmer, Chair of the Mental Health Taskforce Strategy.

Join us at Mental Health: Forward Thinking – Delivering the Strategy to learn how the report’s recommendations will be hardwired into how care is commissioned, funded, delivered and inspected across the whole of the NHS and wider public sector.

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08:30

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

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09:25

Chair’s Opening Address

  • Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health (confirmed)
09:30
"The voluntary sector and the Five year Forward View for Mental Health"

The next five to ten years are about building the foundations for the next generation and driving real transformation. Key actions for the NHS include ensuring that people have greater access; services are designed in partnership; inequalities are reduced; care is integrated across physical, mental and social needs; and prevention strategies are prioritised for key moments in life.

09:55
  • Clarke Carlisle, Founder, The Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis (confirmed)
"Then and now: A journey through mental health services"
10:15
  • Dr Adrian James, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Langdon Hospital Devon (confirmed)
"Collaborative suicide prevention strategies"

How do we move more towards co-production and commissioning and focus less on symptom orientated mental health care? Suicide is now the leading cause of death for men aged 15-49 with rates steadily rising. The 5YFV has sets out an ambition to reduce suicide by 10 per cent by 2020/21. What can health professionals do to reverse this trend?

10:35
  • Keith Barry, Group Head of Nursing, Partnerships in Care (confirmed)
"Digital Transformation: New models of care"
10:55

Question and Answer Session

11:15

Coffee in the Networking Area

12:00
"Tackling inequalities at a local and national level"

Mental health problems disproportionately affect people who are unemployed, who are living in poverty and those who already face discrimination. Housing is seen as critical to the prevention of mental health problems and the promotion of recovery – so how do we build more mentally healthly communities and ensure the right levels of protection are in place for people with mental health problems?

12:25
"Future in Mind: Prevention and early intervention"

The 5YFV for Mental Health states that half of all mental health problems have been established by the age of 14, rising to 75 per cent by the age of 24. One in ten children aged 5-16 has a diagnosable problem such as depression, ADHD or conduct disorder. More damning than the statistics is the lack of support for most children and young people, the average waiting time to access routine appointments for psychological therapy was found to be 32 weeks in 2015/16. How do we ensure that early intervention and quick access to good quality care becomes the norm for this priority group?

12:45

New Models of Care: Case Study

"How digital can piece together a fragmented service"

Digital is an innovative solution that can break down the barriers which prevent children and young people from accessing the essential mental health support they need. In a time when they are better connected online through their smart phones, tablets, and computers than ever before, it’s clear that early intervention services should be readily accessible through their connected devices. Elaine Bousfield, Founder and Director of XenZone will share best practice delivery of digital services with Kooth, an online counselling and emotional well-being support service for children and young people.

13:05

Question and Answer Session

13:15

Lunch in the Networking Area

14:15

Chair’s Afternoon Address

14:20
  • Sarah Bateup, Clinical Programme Director, Ieso Digital Health (confirmed)
"Using data to enhance evidence-based interventions: Helping therapists be the best therapists they can be"

The 5YFV for Mental Health recommended that by 2020/21 CCGs should be required to publish a range of benchmarking data to provide transparency about mental health performance and spending. How can CCGs prepare for a revolution in information and clinical outcomes?

14:40
  • Dr Jacqueline Cornish OBE, National Clinical Director Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood, NHS England (confirmed)
"Transition of care: Building the future"

Craig Wood takes a look at how patient transport services are working towards the 5 year forward view for Mental Health, with an integrated service delivery to reduce costs for the NHS and emergency services whilst changing perception of the best way to transport patients and the benefits of delivering a specialist mental health service.

15:00
  • Craig Wood, Head of Care, ERS Medical (confirmed)
"Delivering patients, not problems"

Craig Wood takes a look at how patient transport services are working towards the 5 year forward view for Mental Health, with an integrated service delivery to reduce costs for the NHS and emergency services whilst changing perception of the best way to transport patients and the benefits of delivering a specialist mental health service.

15:20

Question and Answer Session

15:35

Panel Discussion

"Crisis and inpatient care: Improving the quality of care"

The 5YFV report sets out a number of recommendations including tackling inequalities, improving access to talking therapies and crisis care. The aim is to ensure another one million people receive support and help reduce the demand on specialist inpatient wards in hospitals and reduce the distances people travel for treatments. What changes would have the biggest impact on improving people’s lives and what do we want mental health services to look like in five year’s time? The panel will be discussing the challenges and opportunities outlined in the five year plan.

Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

Paul Jenkins OBE, Chief Executive, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Naomi Good, Regional Development and Research Manager, National Survivor User Network

Professor George Tadros, Clinical Director of Urgent Care Pathway, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Dr Esther Cohen-Tovee, Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology

16:45

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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