|08:30||Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area|
|09:25||Chair’s Opening Address
Professor Paul French, Joint Chief Investigator, PRODIGY Study, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (invited)
|Session 1: Early Intervention|
Speaker TBC (invited)
|09:50||Lily Makurah, Deputy National Lead Mental Health & Wellbeing, Public Health England (confirmed)
“Promoting Good Mental Wellbeing and Resilience”
The promotion of good mental wellbeing and resilience is a journey that touches on a range of services. The first step is to encourage a healthy pregnancy and a nurturing childhood by supporting families to adopt and maintain behaviours that will lead to positive mental health and wellbeing. Public Health England has recently developed an interactive tool to help local commissioners and providers to plan their approach to perinatal and infant mental health in their area.
|10:10||Lorraine Khan, Associate Director, Children and Young People, Centre for Mental Health (confirmed)
“Missed Opportunities: A Review of Recent Evidence into Children and Young People’s Mental Health”
By taking early action with children, young people and parents who may be at greater risk.
Providing a comprehensive overview of mental health from ages 0-25, the “Missed Opportunities” report highlights that there is an average delay of a decade in children receiving help. This decade of delay sees their problems multiply and get progressively worse, eventually escalating into a crisis.
|10:50||Question and Answer Session|
|11:00||Coffee in the Networking Area|
|12:05||Matthew Boazman, Chief Officer for Strategy, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
“Forward Thinking Birmingham – Revolutionising Mental Health Care for 0-25s. ”
Five-year partnership programme to improve mental health for under-25s across Birmingham with new services and facilities based around prevention, choice and personalised care
|12:45||Question and Answer Session|
|13:00||Lunch in the Networking Area|
|Session 2: Integration|
|14:00||Harry Golby, Head of Service Improvement, NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (confirmed)
“Promoting Resilience and Prevention of Mental Health Problems in Schools”
Evidence shows that interventions taking a whole school approach to wellbeing have a positive impact in relation to both physical health and mental wellbeing outcomes. From the government’s promise to invest £1.4bn to transform mental health support for children and young people in England, a £3m pilot scheme was included destined to trial “single points of contact for schools to ensure support is joined up and quickly available when needed”.
|14:40||Dr Lesley French, Clinical Director & Head of Psychology, Children and Young People’s Services, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
“Supporting Children and Young People with Physical Health Needs and their Families”
Mental and physical health are intertwined. Having a mental health problem increases the risk of physical ill health as well as children with physical health problems also need their mental wellbeing and health supported.
|15:20||Question and Answer Session|
|15:30||Coffee in the Networking Area|
|15:45||Dr Irene Sclare, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Project lead, DISCOVER workshop programmes, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
“Support for emotional and mental health problems at Schools”
DISCOVER is a new, evidence-based mental health programme, that is run in schools, to help students who are highly stressed, and to build their resilience and confidence. Designed in consultation with young people, DISCOVER is an award-winning, non-stigmatising approach for a wide range of student emotional and stress-related problems.
|16:05||Wendy Meredith, Greater Manchester’s Director of Population Health Transformation (confirmed)
“Tackling Complex Social Care Needs”
Whilst safeguarding is an obvious example of where social care and psychological services need to work together, there are many examples of where they could work together, such as parenting support and children in need. In Manchester, CCGs, Local Authorities and NHS providers are working together to prepare for the devolution of health and social care funding from April 2016 with the expectation of better-integrated health and social care services.
|16:25||Question and Answer Session|
|16:30||Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close|