Edinburgh, United Kingdom, June 29, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Capita’s Improving Mental Health in Scotland Conference provides you with a crucial opportunity to gain insight into the key themes and proposals outlined in the new Mental Health Strategy 2012-2015.
Timed to coincide with the release of the strategy, this event will focus on the direction of travel for the next 4 years. Expert speakers will provide crucial advice and guidance from best practice examples of the work to improve mental health services.
Key session will cover implementing early intervention and prevention work, delivering person-centred care, developing improved community mental health services and driving forward the anti-stigma agenda.
Attend this event to develop a strategic approach to promoting mental wellbeing in your community and ensure a culture of continuous improvement of mental health service provision.
Expert Speakers Include:
Chair: Frances Simpson, Chief Executive, Support in Mind
Linda Irvine, Strategic Programme Manager for Mental Health and Wellbeing, NHS Lothian
Andreana Adamson, Chief Executive, The State Hospitals Board for Scotland and Chief Executive, The Forensic Network
Alison White, Acting Head of Service, Midlothian Council
Dr David Gerber, Clinical Director, Gartnavel Royal Hospital
Simon Bradstreet, Director, Scottish Recovery Network
Linda Brown, Housing Support Services Manager, Health in Mind
Benefits of Attending
Benefit from an overview by NHS Health Scotland on their work in driving mental health improvement.
Understand the importance of early recognition in improving outcomes for patients to make cost savings to the NHS, local authorities and other services.
Examine the balance between community and inpatient provision and the role of crisis services as a first contact for those in distress.
Ensure service users are placed at the centre of care and treatment and are involved in decisions about service design and planning.
Hear best practice work on improving the mental health of offenders and interventions for reducing reoffending.
Identify strategies for embedding peer support in your provision as part of a recovery based approach within mental health services.
Learn how to effectively eliminate stigma and tackle discrimination to improve public attitudes towards people with mental illness
For more information, visit the website: http://www.capitaconferences.co.uk/public-sector-conferences/health-social-care/full-conference/article/improving-mental-health-in-scotland.html?code=SMMK
Contact – Catherine.Kennedy@capita.co.uk / 020 7202 0557