Mental Health: Moving Forwards – The Five Year Plan

10 March 2016 Manchester Conference Centre, 78 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NJ

Mental Health: Moving Forwards – The Five Year Plan will explore how the new national strategy for mental health services can drive action so that people across all ages can get the right help at the right time.

For the first time, NHS England is publishing a five year strategy for mental health services to develop a new culture and new ways of working. Prevention, service quality and integration are at its core. The Five Year Forward View has provided a shared vision about what mental health care should like, now the vision needs to become reality.

The clear strategic themes are centred on prevention, access, quality and integration. These themes will drive system transformation and help to establish a framework with measurable objectives. The Five Year Forward View Mental Health Taskforce recognises that the NHS alone cannot transform mental health services – it is ‘everyone’s business’. If we are to improve the experience of care both in and out of NHS settings then integration, access and co-production of services will be vital. 

At this event, those leading the five year strategy will offer practical guidance, advice and real examples to help transform and improve mental health care. You will gain a greater understanding of the forward direction, the likely impact on both services and service users, and the actions that can deliver real change.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England
  • Cllr Jacqui Dyer, Lambeth Council; Vice-Chair of Mental Health Taskforce
  • Lynn King, Supporting Recovery & Wellbeing Lead, Allied Health Professions Lead, Mersey Care NHS Trust
  • Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England
  • Isabella Goldie, Director of Development & Delivery, Mental Health Foundation
  • Dr Lesley Stevens, Director of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Southern and Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cllr Paulette Hamilton, Mental Health Champion, Birmingham City Council

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