Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for mental health services in England - prevention, specialised services and service user engagement

August 2019

This conference was an opportunity to discuss the next steps for mental health services in England, looking at prevention, specialised services and service user engagement.

Delegates assessed 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.

The seminar was also 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.

Attendees considered the future challenges for the mental health workforce, such as tackling workforce shortages and improving the mental wellbeing of staff.

The seminar also looked at how to further support service user engagement in the development of mental health services and the implementation of new policy initiatives.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates