Morning, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019
Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will be a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for mental health services in England, looking at prevention, specialised services and service user engagement.
- Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director, NHS England and Chief Executive, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust;
- Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation; and
- Lily Makurah, National Lead, Public Mental Health, Public Health England.
The agenda in summary
- The future of mental health services in England;
- Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan for mental health services;
- Supporting service user engagement in the development of mental health services;
- Next steps for children and young people’s mental health: early intervention, integration of services and involving children and young people in their care;
- Reducing suicides across England and implementing the Reducing Restrictive Practice programme;
- Progress on the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health;
- Key issues for urgent and emergency care for mental health;
- Priorities for delivering specialised mental health services;
- Meeting the mental health needs of LGBT+ patient groups;
- Delivering local mental health care and tackling inequalities;
- Improving patient experience of specialist perinatal mental health services; and
- Developing the mental health workforce: recruitment, retention and staff mental wellbeing.
Case studies and priorities for specialised mental health services
- Maria Bavetta, Champion Network Manager, Maternal Mental Health Alliance and Co-Founder, Maternal OCD will discuss the priorities for improving perinatal mental health services, as the NHS commits to widening access to mental health support for new and expectant mothers and fathers or partners.
- Dr Joanna Semlyen, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of East Anglia will examine access to appropriate mental health support for LGBT+ people, with discussion also expected on tackling inequalities in care for further marginalised groups.
- Carly Lynch, Mental Health Lead, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust will evaluate the progress of mental health nurses responding alongside paramedics to mental health crises in London.
- Dr Jennifer Kilcoyne, Clinical Director and Deputy Chief Clinical Information Officer, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust will consider the progress of the Reducing Restrictive Practice programme at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.
The NHS Long Term Plan and emergency support
Delegates will assess the priorities for moving forward with the NHS Long Term Plan by working with service users, NHS service providers, local authorities and the voluntary sector - as well as the allocation of the funding increase of at least £2.3bn a year by 2023/24.
We expect discussion on the planned expansion of access to services - including emergency mental health support - looking at training, allocating resources and reducing variation. It comes as NHS England rolls out 24/7 community-based mental health crisis response for adults in England by 2020/21.
Children and young people
The seminar will also be an opportunity to examine the next steps for children and young people’s mental health - looking at prevention and early intervention, cross-sector collaboration and supporting the involvement of children and young people in their care.
It follows the announcement that every new teacher will be trained to spot the signs of mental health issues - and as new Mental Health Support Teams working in schools and colleges are set to be rolled out to between one-fifth and a quarter of the country by the end of 2023.
It will be an opportunity to discuss the CQC’s interim report into restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for children and young people with a mental health problem, which found that a high number of children had been in segregation for long periods of time and many staff lacked necessary skills and training - with the full report due to set out recommendations to the Department of Health and Social Care and the wider system in March 2020.
Attendees will also consider the future challenges for the mental health workforce, such as tackling workforce shortages and improving the mental wellbeing of staff.
It follows the publication of the interim NHS People Plan, which sets out ambitions to develop a strategy to support the AHP and psychological professions workforce - as well as Health Education England’s Mental Wellbeing Report, which found that shifts in behaviour and culture are needed across the whole of the NHS in order to improve the mental wellbeing of staff.
The agenda includes discussion on the progress of preventing mental health problems and improving mental wellbeing across England. It follows the launch of the Prevention is better than cure vision, which is expected to be followed by the publication of a green paper later this year and is set to shift care into the community and focus on offering earlier support.
Planned sessions will also examine the priorities for preventing suicides across England, following the cross-government suicide prevention workplan, which supports NHS England’s commitment to make suicide prevention a priority over the next decade.
Improving service user engagement
The seminar will also look at how to further support service user engagement in the development of mental health services and the implementation of new policy initiatives.