Delivering the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027: One Year On

This event will look at the progress made since the publication of the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027 one year on and examine the key challenges for the mental health workforce and future actions to improve your service.

Mental illness is a significant public health challenge

The Scottish Government’s strategy set out 40 actions to better integrate, refocus and deliver services. To achieves these ambitions, the Scottish Government announced a £35 million investment over the next five years with the hope this will aid transformative change. However, with some arguing that the strategy is too limited and not backed by sufficient resources, implementation of the actions will prove challenging for all service providers as we seek to better understand how services will be delivered, and by whom.  

Join Holyrood on April 24 as we examine the Mental Health Strategy one year on from publication and identify key challenges and opportunities for the future while also sharing examples of good practice that your organisation can learn from.

Key issues we’ll examine with you

  • How to invest effectively in the mental health workforce: steps towards increasing the number of professionals across services
  • Seek clarity on how your organisation can work in partnership to deliver improvements to mental health services and support
  • Understand the tools for monitoring and measuring mental health services and support across quality indicators of person-centred, safe, effective, efficient, suitable and timely 
  • Examine examples of good practice to improve your service for the future

Confirmed speakers

  • Maureen Watt MSP, Minister for Mental Health, Scottish Government 

  • Toni Giugliano, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, the Mental Health Foundation

  • Dr John Crichton, Chair, Royal College of Psychatrists Scotland

  • Shirley Windsor, Organisational Lead (Public Mental Health), NHS Health Scotland 

  • Mary-Grace Burinski, Development Lead - Inequalities, ASH Scotland

  • Jonathon Wood, National Manager for Scotland, Place2Be

  •  Jim Hume, Convener, National Rural Mental Health Forum - Support in Mind Scotland

Who should attend?

This event will be of benefit to those working in the delivery of mental health services in Scotland, including mental health practitioners, NHS board staff, primary care practitioners, mental health nurses, third sector and independent organisations working within the sector.  

Agenda*

09:30    Registration and Refreshments

10:00    Opening Remarks from Chair

              Dr John Crichton, Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists

10:05    Session 1: Policy and Overview

10:05   Opening Keynote Address

  • An up-to-date briefing on key actions from the ‘Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027 and progress during year one of the strategy
  • Looking ahead to the next five years, how can the increased funding support your organisation to improve service provision?

            Maureen Watt MSP, Minister for Mental Health, Scottish Government 

10:20   Questions to the Minister 

10:30   Providing Support to Vulnerable Groups

  • Understanding current demographics in Scotland and learning how to provide sufficient support for vulnerable groups​

            Toni Giugliano, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, the Mental Health Foundation Scotland ​

10:50   Questions and Discussion

11:00   Roundtable Discussion: Key Opportunities and Challenges.

Delegates will lead the discussion and identify key opportunities and challenges going forward, and the key learning outcomes that they would like to take away from the day.​

11:20   Refreshments and networking

11:50    Session 2:  Public Health and Mental Health

11:50   The IMPACT Project - Providing a practical approach for services to address the links between smoking and mental health 

  • Exploring smoking in the context of promoting physical and mental wellbeing
  • What is the IMPACT project? (Improving Mental and Physical Health Achieving Cessation Targets) and who is the intended audience?
  • An overview of the resources, support and materials which are available for practitioners to access

          Mary-Grace Burinski, Development Lead - Inequalities, ASH Scotland

12:00   Good Mental Health for All: Supporting Public Mental Health in Scotland 

  • Why a public mental health approach is important
  • Supporting Mental Health Improvement and Suicide Prevention
  • Embedding mental health and wellbeing into wider agenda

            Shirley Windsor, Organisational Lead (Public Mental Health)

12:30   National Rural Mental Health Forum

  • The National Rural Mental Health Forum - One Year On

            Jim Hume, Convener, National Rural Mental Health Forum - Support in Mind Scotland

12:50    Questions and Discussion

13:10    Lunch and Networking

13:50    Session 3: The Future of Mental Health Policy in Scotland

This session will cover issues of early intervention, prevention and integration of mental health services going forward; covering topics such as children and young people and how health and social care integration.

13:50  Psychological Therapeutic Early Intervention 

  • The benefits of early intervention in counselling and therapeutic approaches, using a whole school approach

             Jonathon Wood, National Manager for Scotland, Place2B 

14:10   Supporting Mental Health Across the Lifecourse 

  • Importance of transitions 
  • Community support initiatives

14:30   The Future of Mental Health Policy - Where Now?

  • The future of service delivery 
  • Key opportunities and challenges going forward

           Dr John Crichton, Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists

14:50    Questions and Discussion

15:45    Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Venue

NASUWT, 35 Young Street, N. Lane, Edinburgh EH2 4JD | Map

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Discounted rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Full rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For all event enquiries please email enquiries@holyrood.com or call 0131 285 1635

 

 

Dates
24 April 2018

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