Westminster Health Forum

We are continuing to organise full-scale virtual conferences which retain all the features of physical seminars, including full programmes, presentations with slides, panel discussions and live delegate questions and comments sessions, person-to-person and group networking, and a permanent record provided to all delegates afterwards. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time, so there are plenty of opportunities to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are.
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Priorities for improving mental health

October 2021

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will examine policy priorities for improving mental health in light of proposed reforms to the Mental Health Act and the critical challenges currently being faced around service delivery in the wake of the pandemic.

With the Government preparing a Mental Health Bill following recent consultation on reforming the Mental Health Act, this will be a timely opportunity to discuss optimising funding, the key priorities for improving mental health in England, and the impact of the pandemic on meeting long-term aims for improving mental health outcomes.

Delegates will also look back on how mental health support has been delivered throughout the pandemic and how successes can be adapted and taken forward to inform and improve service provision into the future.

We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from:

  • Dr Dan Dalton, National Specialty Advisor Specialised Commissioning - Mental Health, NHS England and NHS Improvement; and Chief Medical Officer, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jacqui Dyer, Vice Chair of the Mental Health Taskforce, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Professor Judy Laing, Professor of Mental Health Law, Rights and Policy, University of Bristol Law School


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass holders from both Houses of Parliament, and officials from the Department for Education; the Department of Health and Social Care; Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office; the Home Office; and NHS Test and Trace. Also due to attend are representatives from Boehringer Ingelheim; City Health Care Partnership; Counselling in Herts; David Lynch Foundation UK; Elysium Healthcare; Falmouth University; Health Innovation Network; Healthwatch Worcestershire; London Borough of Harrow; NIHR; Our Time; Oxford Academic Health Science Network; Oxford Brookes University; Pact; Rare Autoinflammatory Conditions'​ Community; Social Work England; Somerset NHS Foundation Trust; St Luke's Hospice Basildon and Thurrock; Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council; Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust; The British Psychological Society; The Open University; The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists; Turning Point; University of Hertfordshire; and University of Liverpool.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials are made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles