Better mental health for all: a system-wide approach to prevention and promotion

06 June - 06 June The King's Fund

Programme

  • 06 June

Registrations opens, exhibition, refreshments and networking

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Session one: Getting serious about prevention

10:00 AM 11:30 AM

IG Isabella Goldie

Dominic Harrison

Rt Hon Norman Lamb

LM Lily Makurah

Chris Naylor

Cllr Celia Phipps

Rebecca Verlander

Melita Walker

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

11:15 AM 11:45 AM

Breakout A: Developing a local strategy for prevention and promotion

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Andy Bell

SF Susan Forster

SR Sean Russell

Breakout B: Using digital technologies

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

JB Josefien Breedvelt

Rohan Gunatillake

PK Peter Kohn

LM Lily Makurah

Breakout C: Reaching out to young people

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Nathan Dennis

Antonis Kousoulis

Catherine Roche

Breakout D: Harnessing community assets through social prescribing

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Andy Bell

SE Sally Evans

SF Shirley Fuller

Helen Gilburt

MR Mike Roscoe

HR Heather Rowell

Mark Swift

Lunch, exhibition and networking

12:45 PM 01:45 PM

Breakout A, B, C and D are repeated

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

02:45 PM 03:05 PM

Closing plenary: Place-based approaches to prevention and promotion

03:05 PM 04:30 PM

DB Dr Gary Belkin

Andy Bell

CD Cllr Jacqui Dyer

Paul Farmer

Closing of conference

04:30 PM 04:30 PM

Partners

Exhibitors

Speakers

Attendees

DB

Dr Gary Belkin

Executive Deputy Commissioner
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Dr. Belkin is the Executive Deputy Commissioner of Mental Hygiene in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Division of Mental Hygiene has driven the framework and implementation for an NYC wide approach to innovate for mental health called ThriveNYC, which is changing the conversation about mental health as a public health priority. He manages policy, planning, services development, and implementation for prevention, promotion and treatment efforts across NYC. Before his current role he was the Medical Director for Behavioral Health in the Health and Hospitals Corporation of the City of New York, which operates 11 public hospitals in New York City. Dr. Belkin has also served as Chief of Psychiatry (Interim) at Bellevue Hospital and has led d policy development in urban health settings, with an interest in advancing innovative approaches to public mental health. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, he was the founding Director of the NYU Program in Global Mental Health.

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Andy Bell

Deputy Chief Executive
Centre for Mental Health
Andy Bell has been with the Centre since 2002. Previously working for the King's Fund, he began as Director of Communications, becoming Deputy Chief Executive in 2009.
He is a member of the Mental Health Policy Group and was chair of the Mental Health Alliance between 2006 and 2008. Andy has carried out research on the implementation of national mental health policies and on local mental health needs assessments. He writes a regular blog on mental health policy for the Huffington Post.

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Josefien Breedvelt

Research Manager
The Mental Health Foundation

06 June

Tom Cahill

Chief Executive Officer
Hertfordshire University NHS Trust
As the Chief Executive, Tom is the accounting officer for the Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust and carries full responsibility for the Trust's strategic direction, performance, planning, business management and development. He also leads the Executive Team.
Tom has overseen several major transformation programmes that have seen the development of new models of care, new facilities and the Trust culture. Under his leadership, HPFT has been rated as ‘good’ by the CQC.
Tom began his NHS career as a mental health nurse in 1987 and between 1998 and 2001 held senior posts with several trusts before being appointed to Director level roles with North Essex Mental Health Partnership Trust.
He moved to HPFT in 2005 as Executive Director of Nursing and Practice Governance. He became Deputy Chief Executive in late 2007 and then Chief Executive in April 2009.
Tom is a member on the NHS Providers Board.
Tom has been recognised for his leadership and has been named in the HSJ Top 12 Chief Executives in 2018 and CEO of the Year 2018.

Nathan Dennis

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
First Class Legacy
Specialist thought leader and Consultant in behaviour change.
Helping companies to think differently about how they engage diverse, young people & communities.I do this by utilising a values based approach and theory of change that ensures that both clients & their services users win & get the results they require, by inspiring, empowering and training staff teams on how to improve their engagement & diversity awareness. I do this by creating a fun & innovative learning environment that inspires learning & encourages, fresh new ideas creating solutions to problems. My strategic thinking and entrepreneurial leadership helps me to navigate through any problem to help others produce solutions. This has had a real impact and produced fantastic results across a wide range of industries, some of which include the Criminal justice system, Health, Education, Arts, Housing & Construction.
I work by a set of values that are central to everything I do. At the core of me is the love for my Wife, Children & wanting to leave a First Class Legacy for generations to come by having access to better opportunities & services in life.

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Cllr Jacqui Dyer

Vice-Chair
England's Mental Health Task Force

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Sally Evans

Local Area Coordinator, Public Health
Isle of Wight Council

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Paul Farmer

Chief Executive Officer
Mind
Paul Farmer has been Chief Executive of Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales since May 2006.

He is Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), the leading voice of the UK’s charity and social enterprise sector. Paul is also a trustee at Lloyds Bank Foundation which invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives.

Paul was Chair of the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce which brought together health and care leaders and experts to create the current mental health Five Year Forward View for the NHS in England. He co-authored ‘Thriving at Work’ for the government, setting out how to transform mental health in work places.

Paul has an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of East London, is an Honorary Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford, and The Royal College of Psychiatrists, and was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours 2016.

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Susan Forster

Director of Public Health
St. Helen's Council
Sue is Director of Public Health for St Helens Council leading on Public Health and Wellbeing which includes Public Health and Wellbeing, Integrated Children’s Commissioning, Arts and Culture, the Youth Service and the Music Service.
Sue has been working in Public Health since 1993 and has developed a special interest in Suicide Prevention.She has personally been affected by suicide and knows that whilst the numbers are small in comparison to other causes of death the personal impact is wide ranging and therefore has a significant cost to society.
Since becoming Director of Public Health in 2016 Sue has taken the lead for Suicide Prevention across Cheshire and Mersey leading on the system wide approach to Suicide Prevention.Sue is passionate about social justice and inequalities and feels Suicide is an area where often the most vulnerable in society have not got a voice and so as a leader she will stand up and challenge the narrative that suicide in inevitable.
In her role as local Director Sue has also make links between Arts and Culture and Mental Health and Wellbeing, working with local schools on art and culture as positive mental health and wellbeing, commissioning Creative Alternatives for Arts on Prescription Programme and her most recent example is working with the Heart of Glass, which have national portfolio status from the Arts Council to develop the ‘Suicide Chronicles’ which will use art and culture to raise awareness and challenge stigma linked with suicide.
‘My ultimate aim is that before I retire I will know that I have made a difference to the suicide levels in our local area and that we have shared the good practice with others so that less people in our society are impacted by someone taking their life.’

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Shirley Fuller

Service user

06 June

Helen Gilburt

Policy Fellow
The King's Fund
Helen joined the policy team in 2013. She has expertise in health service research and a particular interest in mental health and service user and carer involvement. During this period she has led on a number of projects covering service transformation and pressures in the mental health system, and on the role of individuals including supporting self-management, involvement of patients and carers across the health system, and an evaluation of local Healthwatch.

Previously she worked at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, where she remains a visiting researcher. This research has included a national study of residential alternatives to psychiatric hospital admission, implementation of recovery-orientated care in the community, and a trial of assertive outreach treatment for people with alcohol dependence.

Helen holds a PhD in zoology from the University of Birmingham.

Read Helens' reports and blogs.


06 June

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Isabella Goldie

Director of Development and Delivery
Mental Health Foundation
Isabella Goldie has 35 years' experience in mental health including 10 years as a registered mental health nurse specialising in acute inpatient settings, crisis and psychotherapy. Her time working in the voluntary sector has including setting up and managing a wide range of community mental health programmes including as Director of Operations for Glasgow Association for Mental Health and 6 years as the Director of Scotia Clubhouse where she also held a role in supporting the International Centre for Clubhouse Development as a faculty member in NYC. She joined the Mental Health Foundation in 2004 as Head of Scotland and is now Director of Development and Delivery for the UK. She leads a wide a range of mental health programmes which focus on mental health across the life course, inequalities and community resilience all aimed towards prevention. She has worked across a range of international initiatives and is one of the two lead managing partners in the See Me anti stigma campaign in Scotland. Isabella has a Master in Public Health and has a particular interest in promoting the application of a socio-ecological perspective within mental health improvement. For the past 4 years she has promoted the need to focus on prevention in a mental health context and produced key publications bringing together the evidence base to support this.

06 June

Rohan Gunatillake

Creative and Executive Lead
Mindfulness Everywhere
Rohan is best known as the creator of buddhify, the most popular meditation app made in the UK. Through his company Mindfulness Everywhere, he creates products and experiences which combine authentic meditation practice with design and design. In the past Rohan has produced large-scale innovation programmes for the likes of Nesta, Creative Scotland and the Edinburgh Festivals, and has created experimental mindfulness products for a major US-based cancer hospital and the Scottish Government. Rohan is based in Glasgow and is a trustee of the British Council.

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Dominic Harrison

Director of Public Health
Blackburn with Darwen
Dominic Harrison is the Director of Public Health for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, a member of the Blackburn with Darwen CCG Board and a Visiting Professor at the University of Central Lancashire.
His has previously worked as Deputy Regional Director of Public Health for the Department of Health in the Government Office Northwest; also for NICE and the Health Development Agency as Associate Director for the North West Region.
Dominic has worked on a number of public health system reviews in Central and Eastern Europe for the World Health Organisation and was recently a member of the Marmot European Review team who published ‘WHO (2013) The Review of Soccial Determinants and the Health Divide in the WHO European Region’. He has written on public health issues for the Guardian, the Local Government Chronicle and the BMJ. His principal professional interests are related to health governance, life expectancy , health and the eonomy and the health outcome implications of poverty,inequality, social justice and sustainable development

You can follow Dominic Harrison on Twitter : @BWDDPH

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Peter Kohn

Director
Office of London Clinical Commissioning Groups

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Antonis Kousoulis

Assistant Director, Development Programmes
The Mental Health Foundation
Dr Antonis Kousoulis joined the Mental Health Foundation in February 2016, as the Deputy Director of Development Programmes, from the Department of Health where he was Head of Development at CPRD, its data research centre. At the Foundation, as part of the Leadership Team, he oversees the development, testing and delivery at scale of new evidence-based solutions for public mental health across the life course. Antonis is a clinician with an academic background in public health and his experience includes time in industry and academia, including collaborations with the Harvard School of Public Health and University College London. He has published, peer reviewed and presented extensively, held editorial appointments for multiple publications including The Lancet, and maintains visiting teaching appointments at Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

06 June

Rt Hon Norman Lamb

Member of Parliament
House of Commons
Norman Lamb has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001. After serving as a minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, he was appointed Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health in September 2012 and served in this position until the end of the Coalition Government in May 2015. As Health Minister, Norman worked to reform the care system and led the drive to integrate health and social care, with a greater focus on preventing ill health. He also challenged the NHS to ensure that mental health was treated with the same priority as physical health, including the introduction of access and waiting standards in mental health for the first time. He was the Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson between 2015 and 2017, and was elected Chair of the Science & Technology Select Committee in July 2017.

06 June

LM

Lily Makurah

Deputy National Lead, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Public Health England

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Chris Naylor

Senior Fellow,Policy
The King's Fund
Chris conducts research and policy analysis and acts as a spokesperson for The King’s Fund on a range of topics. He is also an executive coach and works with leaders in the health system to support change at the local level. He contributes to The King’s Fund’s work on integrated care and health system reform, and has particular interests in mental health and community engagement.

Chris joined The King's Fund in 2007. He previously worked in research teams at the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and the Institute of Psychiatry, and has a Masters in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has also worked at the Public Health Foundation of India in Delhi.

Read Chris' reports and blogs.

06 June

Cllr Celia Phipps

Councillor
Bristol City Council
Celia was born in Cheltenham and has lived in Bristol for nearly 40 years. Having obtained a Degree at Plymouth, she worked for Help the Aged before training as a nurse and Health Visitor. Latterly she became a Community Nurse Manager before retiring from the NHS in 2015.During this period, she completed a Masters in Public Health and took a keen interest in early intervention and prevention, particularly to improve the health and social needs of the older population.
In 2015 she was elected as a Labour Councillor in Bristol and has recently taken the role of Mental Health Champion, as part of the Mental Health Challenge for Local Authorities.She is also a Social Prescriber, working within GP practices as part of a local neighbourhood initiative to reduce social isolation and improve the connections with local activities.

06 June

Catherine Roche

Chief Executive Officer
Place2Be
Catherine Roche has been Chief Executive at Place2Be since January 2014. She was Chief Operating Officer from 2003, instrumental in delivering organisational growth, before becoming Deputy CEO in 2013.

Originally a secondary and adult education teacher, Catherine first became involved with Place2Be in 1996, giving pro bono advice and support while a strategic planning and organisational development specialist with KPMG Consulting. She worked with a wide range of private and public sector clients across Europe and the US with KPMG's UK operation and later as part of the US based Change Solutions team.

Catherine holds an MBA, magna cum laude, from Boston University, a BA (Hons) in English and French and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education, both from University College Cork.

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Mike Roscoe

Assistant Director of Operations
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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HR

Heather Rowell

Local Area Coordination Programme Manager, Public Health
Isle of Wight Council

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Sean Russell

Director of Implementation
West Midlands Mental Health Commission

06 June

Mark Swift

Chief Executive Officer
Wellbeing Enterprises
Mark is a leading social entrepreneur with 15 years experience working in the health and care sector. His specialism is in co-designing and co-delivering community-centred health approaches to improve patient outcomes and reduce demand on public services; saving lives and money. He is a passionate advocate of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and the role it could play transforming health and care services. Mark was awarded the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) award in 2015 for work integrating community-centred approaches with GP practices. In 2016 he was selected as one of the 50 New Radicals 'changing the UK for the better' by Nesta and the Observer newspaper and in the same year Wellbeing Enterprises CIC went on to become the UK Social Enterprise (SEUK) award winner in the health and social care category. In 2017 Mark was selected for the highly coveted Ashoka Fellowship for contributions to healthcare innovation.

06 June

Rebecca Verlander

Former CAMHS service user and founder of the Mad Women Podcast
Rebecca Verlander is a blogger and podcaster who at 21 founded The Mad Women Podcast with her friend and fellow blogger Ruth Lyons (of 1000 Ways to Be Fearless). The Mad Women Podcast was the first of its kind made by young adults with lived experience of anxiety and intrusive thoughts to share their experiences and start a conversation with others about what it is like to live with these debilitating and misunderstood mental illnesses. The Mad Women Podcast has episodes ranging from sleep to social media and body image to Harry Potter and has now been listened to in over 40 countries around the world. Two years on, Rebecca runs and co-hosts the podcast in her spare time, is the North Region Lead for Children and Young People’s Mental Health & Perinatal Mental Health at NHS England and continues to talk openly about living with mental ill health.
To read about and hear from Rebecca check out the below:
The Mad Women Podcast
  • @becca_verlander      

06 June

Melita Walker

Mental Health Lead
Institute of Health Visiting
Melita is a Pioneer Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) and currently iHV Mental Health Lead. Melita has worked in a variety of roles in mental health and public health and her experience of working with people with a mental illness and the links this has with early life experience, health inequalities and the intergenerational transmission of poor mental health inspires a passion for championing the importance of perinatal and infant mental health (PIMH).
As iHV Mental Health Lead, Melita sits on a number of national committees including; the National Health Service Clinical Reference Group for Perinatal Mental Health (PMH), Health Education England PMH Expert Advisory Group; the RCGP PMH Clinical Champion steering group and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance Operational Group. Melita leads the iHV PIMH Champions project. This project has now trained 577 health visitors in PMH, 298 health visitors in infant mental health and over 500 Multi-agency Champions in the combined PIMH training

06 June

MA

Manisha Ahya

Madal Advisor
Like minded
LA

Lisa Alderson

Project Support Officer, Mental Health
NHS England
CA

Carl Aldom

Community Sales Consultant
Thornbury Nursing Services
LA

Lucy Appleby

Senior Public Health Practitioner
London Borough of Hackney
DA

Darshini Arunasalam

Orion Health
GA

Gavin Atkins

Head of Community Services
Mind
MA

Mark Axcell

Chief Executive
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health
CB

Charlotte Bailey

Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
RB

Ruth Bamford

Funding Manager
Big Lottery Fund
HB

Helen Barnes

Marketing CYP and Business Development Lead
Mayden
RB

Rachel Belcher

Locality Lead
Lincolnshire County Council
GB

Gary Belkin

Executive Deputy Commissioner of Mental Hygiene
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
AB

Andy Bell

Deputy Chief Executive
Centre For Mental Health
VB

Victoria Bell

Head of Development
Teamwork Trust
DB

Daniel Belostecinic

Consultant
NEL Healthcare Consulting
LB

Laura Bergonzini

Senior Engagement Manager
Transformation Nous
CB

Cheryl Berry

Partnership Co-ordinator
Healthwatch West Sussex
DB

Dr Kim Bevan

Director of Development
The Retreat York
CB

Chandraa Bhattacharya

Mental Health Manager
Public Health England
KB

Karen Birch

Business Development Partner
Home Group
KB

Karen Black

Operations Director
Off The Record Bristol
ZB

Zoe Blake

Chief Executive Officer
XenZone
KB

Kate Bosanquet

Research Fellow
University of York
JB

Josefien Breedvelt

Research Manager
Mental Health Foundation
GB

Gayle Bridgman

Programme Manager - Adult Mental Health
NHS England
KB

Katy Brooks

Senior Marketing Manager
Orion Health
TB

Tim Butcher

Chief Executive Officer
Stepping Stone Trust
FB

Fran Butler

Programme Lead Mental Health
Oxford AHSN
TC

Tom Cahill

Chief Executive
Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust
EC

Emily Cain

Contracts Manager
NEL Commissioing Support Unit
SC

Sam Carney

Senior Policy and Campaigns Adviser
Parkinson's UK
GC

Grace Chapman

Care Navigator
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
AC

Alethea Cope

The Centre for Mental Health
DC

Dr Nathan Cope

Director Digital Health
Otsuka
DC

Dr Peter Coventry

Senior Lecturer
University of York
DC

Dr David Cox

Clinical Fellow
NHS Health Education England, National Team
JC

Jess Croll-Knight

Programme Coordinator
Diabetes UK
RC

Rebecca Croucher

Research Delivery Manager
CRN Wessex
DD

Dr Hazel Dalton

Research Leader
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
SD

Stephanie Davies

Senior Coroner’s Officer
Cheshire Coroners Office
DD

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy

Director of Public Health
Haringey Council
ND

Nathan Dennis

Director
First Class Legacy
MD

Mark Deveney

Senior Community Connector
South Norfolk Council
VD

Vanessa Devlin

Associate Director
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust
LD

Lynne Dickson

Quality Improvement Lead
NHS England
MD

Miranda Dixon

Innovation Manager
Cancer Research UK
MD

Marie Duffy

Mental Health Activist
Unwind Your Mind
CD

Cllr Jacqui Dyer

Councillor
Lambeth Council
JE

Jane Eastwood

Service Manager
Step One
SE

Shabana Edinboro

Programme Officer
Lincolnshire County council
SE

Sally Evans

Local Area Coordinator, Public Health
PF

Paul Farmer CBE

Chief Executive
Mind
TF

Tina Favier

Lead for Prevention & Communities
NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG
SF

Sue Forster

Director of Public Health
St Helens Council
VF

Victoria Fussey

Advisor
Behavioural Insights Tesam
ZF

Zeireen Fuzurally

MSc Student
Queen Mary University London
KG

Katherine Gale

Mental Health Programme Assistant
Wessex Academic Health Science Network Ltd
KG

Kerrie Gallagher

Communities Manager
South Norfolk Council
HG

Helen Garnham

National Programme Manager – PMH
Public Health England
DG

Dr Helen Gilburt

Fellow
The King's Fund
SG

Suzie Gittus

Senior Programme and Relationship
Sport England
IG

Isabella Goldie

Director of Development and Delivery
Chair, Director of Development and Delivery
EG

Emma Goldsmith

Health Programme Manager
Rugby League Cares
AG

Andy Graham

Public Health Consultant
Gateshead Council
KG

Kathryn Grayling

Clinical Fellow
NHS YAS and NHS Health Education England
PG

Peter Green

Chartered Psychologist
i-act for mental health
LG

Lucy Gunatillake

RG

Rohan Gunatillake

Director
Mindfulness Everywhere
AH

Austin Hardie

Executive Director of Operations
Shaw Trust
DH

Dominic Harrison

Director of Public Health
Blackburn with darwen Borough Council
MH

Michelle Harrison

Specialist Editor
Bupa
DH

David Higenbottam

Research Delivery Manager
CRN Wessex
SH

Stuart Hill

Mental Health Foundation
SH

Stephanie Holt-Castle

Head of Countryside, Leisure & Sport
Kent County Council
LH

Liam Hughes

OD and Improvement Facilitator
Local Government Association
SI

Sangeetha Ilanko

National Management Trainee
Brent Council
PJ

Paul Jarvis-Beesley

Head of Health
StreetGames
JJ

Jennifer John

Policy Support Manager
Public Health England
LJ

Luke Jones

Strategic and Clinical Lead, PCMHSS
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
ZJ

Zara Jones

Project Manager
Sussex Community Development Association
SK

Sabrina Kamayah

Mental Health Policy Officer
Care Quality Commission
JK

John Kapp

Director
SECTCo
TK

Tizzy Keller

Strategy Officer
City of London Corporation
FK

Fiona Keyte

Social Prescribing Manager
Red Zebra Community Solutions
FK

Fatima Khasimi

Chaplain
Barts Health NHS Trust
SK

Sumi Kim

Postgraduate Student
University of Birmingham
KK

Karyn Kirkpatrick

Chief Executive
KeyRing
DK

Dr Nicole Klynman

Consultant in Public Health
Hackney and the City of London
DK

Dr Antonis Kousoulis

Deputy Director
Mental Health Foundation
NL

Norman Lamb

Chair, Science and Technology Committee
House of Commons
SL

Suzie Lane

Public Health Outcome Manager
Gloucestershire County Council
JL

Jane Leech

Public Health Development Manager
Public Health Portsmouth
DL

Daniel Lescure

Senior Policy and Programme Officer (Health)
Greater London Authority
SL

Susan Lewis

Community Learning Manager
Worcestershire County Council
KL

Kate Linsky

Programme Lead - Mental Health
The National Development Team for Inclusion
DL

Dr Isabel Lobo

Senior Strategic Analyst
Macmillan Cancer Support
LM

Lily Makurah

National Lead
National Lead, Public Mental Health and Wellbeing
CM

Cllr Rabi Martins

Councillor
Watford Borough Council
NM

Nik Master

Camden Carers
DM

Dr Tahreema Matin

Clinical Fellow
NHS Health Education England , National Team
AM

Amy McCullough

Public Health Consultant
Portsmouth City Council
DM

Dave McDonald

Operations Manager
The Growth Company
DM

Dr Mike McHugh

Consultant
Leicestershire County Council
DM

Dr Olive McKeown

SL
London Metropolitan University
RM

Rachel McKeown

Director of AHPs
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
WM

Wendy Micklewright

Member
Hearing Voices Network
EM

Eleonora Mincheva

Lived Experience Practitioner
Oxleas Foundation Trust
AM

Aisha Minhas

STP MH Transformation Programme Lead
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
RM

Rodney Morton

Deputy Chief Nursing Officer
Department of Health, Northern Ireland
CM

Courtenay Mosley

Community Sport & Health Intern
Hertsmere Borough Council
CN

Chris Naylor

Senior Fellow
The King's Fund
DN

Dr Ciaran Newell

Consultant Nurse Eating Disorders
Dorset HealthCare University NHS FT
DN

Darren Notman

Employment Services Manager
Step One
SN

Sandra Nwokeoha

Research and Innovation Associate
CRN Wessex
CO

Chris O'Connor

Divisional Director
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
LO

Leah O'Donovan

Mental Health Programme Manager
South West London Health and Care Partnership
SO

Susan O'Leary

Head of Operations, Mind Cymru
Mind (Cymru)
GO

Gill O'Neill

Consultant in Public Health
Durham County Council
DO

Dr Caoimhe O'Sullivan

Public Health Registrar
Public Health Dorset
KO

Kate Ohagen

Programme Support Officer, PH & Healthy Places
Public Health England
EO

Emilia Ozgo

Student
UCL
LP

Lisa Parle

Senior Operations Manager
mcch
ZP

Zainab Parsons

Care Navigator
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
HP

Hinal Patel

Events Operations and Partnerships Manager
The King's Fund
PP

Prof David Perkins

Director
Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health
SP

Sarah Perrin

Prevention and Wellbeing Service Manager
London Borough of Barnet
MP

Mini Petraki

Consultant
NEL Healthcare Consulting
CP

Cllr Celia Phipps

Councillor
Bristol City Council
CP

Claire Prendergast

Business and Innovation Manager
Step One
MR

Mandip Randhawa

Consutalnt
The King's Fund
RR

Rita Ranmal

PMH Manager - Premature Mortality
Public Health England
FR

Fiona Reddick

Operational Manager
Family Action
SR

Stuart Reid

Community Programmes Manager
Mind
TR

Thomas Renhard

Representation & Accountability Officer
Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN)
GR

Gillian Richards

Carer
Carer
VR

Vanessa Robinson

Wellbeing Service's Manager
Community Living Well Service
CR

Claire Robson

PH Delivery Manager, CYP&F
Public Health England
CR

Catherine Roche

Chief Executive
Place2Be
DR

David Rogers

Chair
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
MR

Mike Roscoe

Assistant Director of Operations
North West Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust
SR

Shilpa Ross

Senior Researcher
The King's Fund
HR

Heather Rowell

Local Area Coordination Programme Manager, Public Health
MR

Mark Rowland

Director, Communications and Fundraising
Mental Health Foundation
SR

Sean Russell

Superintendent, Director
West Midlands Police, West Midlands Combined Authority
ES

Ella Sadler

Coordinator
Wellbeing Exeter
JS

Jamie Scudamore

Head of Networks
Mind
CS

Christian Sestier

Solution Consultant
Sinequa
MS

Manju Shahul-Hameed

Cabinet Member, Economy and Jobs
Croydon Council
LS

Lynda Anne Sherlock

Student
Liverpool Hope University
NS

Nina Shore

Assistant Director
NEL Healthcare Consulting
RS

Rick Singh

National Market Access Manager
Janssen
JS

Jenny Singleton

Head of Quality
NHS City and Hackney CCG
RS

Riikka Sivula

Business Manager
Thornbury Nursing Services
DS

Dr Mia Skelly

Clinical Fellow
NHS Health Education England, National Team
SS

Shelley Southon

Head of Service Community Mental Health
Shaw Trust
KS

Kathryn Sperring

Locality Lead
Lincolnshire County Council
JS

Jude Stanfield

National Adviser: PHM health, community & assets
Public Health England
CS

Charlotte Stanton

Policy Manager
Hertsmere Borough Council
SS

Susan Sutherland

Project Manager
Bus Stop Club
MS

Mark Swift

Chief Executive Officer
Wellbeing Enterprises CIC
HT

Hannah Theodorou

Associate Medical Director
Londonwide LMCs
LT

Lucy Thorpe

Policy Manager
Mental Health Foundation
JT

Jason Tong

Change Manager
Healthy London Partnership
AU

Ann Unitt

Principal Public Health Specialist
Public Health Wales
EV

Emily Van De Venter

Associate Director Public Health
NHS South Warwickshire CCG
RV

Rebecca Verlander

CYP and Perinatal Lead, NHSE North
NHS England
MW

Melita Walker

Mental Health Lead
Institute of Health Visiting
TW

Tina Walker

Chair of Trustees
4Transform
JW

Jenny Walsh

Operations Manager
Red Zebra Community Solutions
MW

Matt Walwyn

University Lecturer
Blackpool and Fylde College
NW

Nick Webb

Senior Lead - Mental Health
Innovation Unit
MW

Martin R White

Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager
Public Health England
KW

Kristina Wilton

Healthcare Strategy Manager
Janssen
AW

Aneta Wodyczko

Business Support Officer
Public Health England
DW

Dr Charlotte Woodhead

Research Associate
UCL

Centre for Mental Mealth

Centre for Mental Health is a charity with over 30 years’ experience in providing life changing research, economic analysis and policy influence in mental health. Over the last decade, our work has expanded to include physical health, wellbeing, inequality and multiple disadvantage across the life course.

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is the leading UK charity working in mental health. We use research and practical projects to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.

Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) was set up on 1 April 2013 as an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health. Our mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities through working with national and local government, the NHS, industry and the voluntary and community sector

i-act

i-act (for positive mental health and wellbeing) is the UK’s leading evidence-based programme for promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. i-act is a pro-active approach which explores how we may improve wellbeing to build resilience and it provides a first-response approach to supporting someone in need. i-act have a course for managers (exploring management tools, best practice and legislation) and another course for employees/frontline workers (looking after your own workplace wellbeing and supporting colleagues/service users). The evidence-based i-act courses are systematically reviewed every three years. Once trained participants become registered i-act managers/practitioners and receive a copy of 156/168-paged course manual, toolkit and resource pack; which includes over 50 practical tools, over 90 organisations to refer-on/signpost to and cites over 225 pieces of evidence-based research. i-act managers/practitioners also receive access to the i-act managers/practitioner’s online resources and a certificate of registration which is valid for three years.

Thornbury nursing services

Nothing should compromise quality nursing care. That’s why Thornbury Nursing Services is always on hand to bring exceptional mental health and offender care health professionals to NHS, community, public and private organisations, often at extreme short notice. For over 30 years, Thornbury has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading nursing agencies. We work with the very best nurses who are able to support our clients at the shortest of notice, when no one else can. Contact us on 0333 003 7696 or email mentalhealth@tnsltd.com or visit tnsmentalhealth.com

Be Mindful

Be Mindful is an online course produced and run by the Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with Wellmind Media.

The course delivers all the elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in an online format and is used by individuals, IAPT services and employers. Over 20,000 people have taken the course since it went live in 2011. Be Mindful is listed on the NHS Apps Library, having been assessed and satisfying rigorous NHS quality standards for clinical effectiveness, safety, usability and accessibility. It's also recognized by the Mindfulness Centre of Oxford University and the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.

The effectiveness of Be Mindful has been the subject of many highly significant research studies. In one study by Oxford University, published in BMJ Open, the reported average outcomes for completers of the course show participants enjoying reductions of 58% in anxiety, 57% in depression and 40% in stress.

The King's Fund

The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learns, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.

For more information visit:
www.kingsfund.org.uk/about-us

Registrations opens, exhibition, refreshments and networking

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Orangery, ground floor

Grab your badge, some refreshments and visit the exhibition stands before the start of the first session at 10.00am

Session one: Getting serious about prevention

10:00 AM 11:30 AM Burdett theatre, ground floor

10.00am
Welcome and introduction

Chris Naylor
, Senior Fellow, Health Policy, The King’s Fund
Read Chris' reports and blogs.

10.05am
Prevention at scale: lessons from Thrive West Midlands

Rt Hon Norman Lamb
, Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk

10.20am
Delivering the Prevention Concordat for Mental Health

Lily Makurah, National Lead: Mental Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

10.35am
Questions and discussion

10.40am
Panel discussion: Working collaboratively to improve population-level mental health

Isabella Goldie, Chair, Director of Development and Delivery, The Mental Health Foundation

Cllr Celia Phipps, Labour Councillor for Bedminster, Bristol City Council

Dominic Harrison, Director of Public Health, Blackburn with Darwen

Rebecca Verlander, Former CAMHS service user and founder of the Mad Women Podcast

Melita Walker, Mental Health Lead, Institute of Health Visiting

11.00am
Questions and discussion
A service user will join this session.

Speakers

Lily Makurah slides.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

11:15 AM 11:45 AM Orangery, ground floor

Take the time to decide which of the 4 breakout parallel sessions you would like to attend after this tea break.

Please note these sessions are repeated after lunch.
Session 2

Breakout A: Developing a local strategy for prevention and promotion

11:45 AM 12:45 PM Garden room, ground floor

11.45am
Welcome and introduction

Andy Bell
, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

11.50am
Thrive West Midlands: how the delivery of an action plan prevents mental health needs from escalating and improves the lives of real people
  • Hear how the appointment of Superintendent Sean Russell to deliver the mental health action plan for the West Midlands Commission resulted in true service integration and the prevention of mental health crises in the general population. 
  • Learn about how an integrated prevention plan signed by 120 bodies – including local authorities, schools, NHS trusts, police and ambulance services – helps vulnerable people stay in employment, avoid problem escalation and achieve a better quality of life.

Sean Russell, Implementation Director, West Midlands Mental Health Commission

12.10pm:
The 'No More Strategy': achieving zero suicide across Cheshire and Merseyside
  • Learn how the 2.5 million population across Cheshire and Merseyside pledged to challenge the idea that occurrences of suicide in a community are inevitable. 

Susan Forster, Director of Public Health, St Helen's Council

12.30pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Sean Russells slides.pdf Download Link
Susan Forster slides.pdf Download Link
Session 2

Breakout B: Using digital technologies

11:45 AM 12:45 PM Maynard B, lower ground floor

11.45am
Welcome and introduction

Lily Makurah, National Lead: Public Mental Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

11.50am
E-mental health in practice: the challenges of implementing digital mental health programmes
  • Hear what the current evidence base for prevention and status of digital mental health in primary care practice settings fighting depression, including recommended next steps

Josefien Breedvelt, Research Manager, The Mental Health Foundation

12.00pm
'Good thinking' digital mental wellbeing service in London
  • Find out how digital interventions commissioned by the NHS provide preventive and personalised plans for self-care and self-help for stressed-out Londoners, available 24/7 in a clinically safe but non-intrusive way. 
  • Hear how the use of technology relieved pressure on local services, saving money, while providing wellbeing at scale.

Peter Kohn, Director, Office of London Clinical Commissioning Groups

12.15pm
Mindfulness everywhere, the success story and challenges of non-clinical apps in preventing mental health problems in a public health context
  • A critique of non-clinical apps and their future in preventing mental health problems: what they do well, what they don't and how they can potentially change the world of mental health.

Rohan Gunatillake, Director, Mindfulness Everywhere

12.30pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Josefien Breedvelt slides.pdf Download Link
Peter Kohn slides.pdf Download Link
RohaGunatillake-KingsFund.pdf Download Link
Session 2

Breakout C: Reaching out to young people

11:45 AM 12:45 PM Burdett theatre, ground floor

11.45am
Welcome and introduction

Antonis Kousoulis
, Assistant Director for Innovation and Development Programmes, The Mental Health Foundation

11.50am
'The whole-school approach': joint working between the NHS, voluntary sectors and schools

  • Positive childhood experience is a critical part of preventing mental illness and promoting positive mental health in the population. 
  • Hear how the NHS, Place2Be and schools work together to deliver the whole schools approach.

Catherine Roche, Chief Executive Officer, Place2Be

12.05pm
'The Up My Street' programme in Birmingham: working with young men from the African Caribbean community to improve resilience

  • Learn how the three Birmingham-based projects commissioned by Mind improve young black men's resilience by reaching out with a range of relatable male role models and creating culturally informed safe spaces. Prevention in mental health helps to bridge the gap between the individual and the wider community securing a successful transition to adult life.

Nathan Dennis, Director, First Class Legacy

12.20pm
Questions and discussion with young people

Speakers

Catherine Roche slides.pdf Download Link
Session 2

Breakout D: Harnessing community assets through social prescribing

11:45 AM 12:45 PM Maynard A, lower ground floor

11.45am
Welcome and introduction

Helen Gilburt
, Policy Fellow, The King's Fund
Read Helens' reports and blogs.

11.50am
Working with communities through a strength-based approach to improve individual and community wellbeing

•Hear how through focusing on the strengths, gifts and skills of individuals and communities, the challenges of mental health, isolation and loneliness are being overcome.

•Learn about the work of Local Area Coordinators, supporting people to be in control, accessing the right service at the right time, and how being the local first point of contact in the community is reducing dependency on traditional services.

Heather Rowell, Local Area Coordination Programme Manager, Public Health, Isle of Wight Council

Sally Evans, Local Area Coordinator, Public Health, Isle of Wight Council

Shirley Fuller, service user joining us to share her lived experience


12.10pm
Wellbeing Enterprises: delivering people-powered primary care to improve the mental health and wellbeing of local populations
  • Hear how to better respond to patients' social needs which are often a key factor leading them to primary and secondary care services. The approach of Wellbeing Enterprises is focused around social prescribing, community navigation and social action, ensuring patients' social needs are met, building self-efficacy and social connectedness.

Mark Swift, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Wellbeing Enterprises CIC

Mike Roscoe, Assistant Director of Operations, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

12.30pm
Questions and discussion

Speakers

Heather Rowell slides.pdf Download Link
Mark_Swift-Mike_Roscoe-slides.pdf Download Link

Lunch, exhibition and networking

12:45 PM 01:45 PM Orangery, ground floor

Enjoy lunch and networking in the orangery!

Breakout A, B, C and D are repeated

01:45 PM 02:45 PM

Breakout sessions are repeated

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

02:45 PM 03:05 PM Orangery, ground floor

Time for some networking and refreshments.

Closing plenary: Place-based approaches to prevention and promotion

03:05 PM 04:30 PM Burdett theatre, ground floor

3.05pm
Welcome back
Chris Naylor, Senior Fellow, Health Policy, The King's Fund

3.10pm
Keynote address: Lessons from the US

Thrive NYC: strengthening community-based organisations as part of city-wide action to improve mental health

Dr Gary Belkin, Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Gary will be joining us via Skype

3.30pm
The role of prevention in achieving the Mental health five year forward view plan

Paul Farmer CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Mind, in conversation with Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

3.55pm

Reaching marginalised communities: lessons from community approaches to tackle inequalities


Cllr Jacqui Dyer, Vice-Chair, England's Mental Health Taskforce

4.15pm
Questions and discussion

4.30pm
Close of conference

Speakers

Closing of conference

04:30 PM 04:30 PM

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