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Together for Mental Health 2019
Improving mental health and wellbeing in Wales
16th of October 2019
Radisson Blu, Cardiff

Together for Mental Health 2019

08:15-09:00 Registration & Networking
09:00-10:20 1st Morning Plenary – Improving mental Health and well-being for all
09:00 Keynote Address
Ken Skates (confirmed)
Minister for Economy and Transport, Welsh Government
09:20 Chair`s Opening Address
Sara Moseley (confirmed)
Director, Mind Cymru
09:30 Promoting mental well-being and preventing mental health problems
Dr Gill Richardson (confirmed)
Assistant Director of Policy Research and International Division, Public Health Wales
09:45 Human Factors and Human Rights : Recognising the role of human factors in the delivery of rights-based mental health services
Dr Andrew Hider (confirmed)
Clinical Director and Consultant Forensic Psychologist, Ludlow Street Healthcare

The use of human factors research plays a significant role in service delivery and process design in physical healthcare but has received little attention in the area of psychological and behavioural healthcare.

This paper argues that known human factors influence staff’s ability to engage with and apply the principles of values and rights based mental health care.

Failure to acknowledge these can be instrumental in causing service delivery failure, staff – service user conflict and low service user and staff satisfaction . This in turn can have a significant impact on patient safety.

A greater awareness of human factors as intrinsic barriers to delivery, along with the use of the human factors literature in service development and design, may support system improvement.

10:05-10:20 Morning Q&A Panel Debate 1
10:20-11:00 Coffee & Networking
11:00-12:05 2nd Morning Plenary – Mental Health Services in Wales
11:00 A Framework for Mental Health Nurses in Wales
Hazel Powell (confirmed)
Nursing Officer for Mental Health & Learning Disability, Welsh Government
  • Background to development of the Wales Framework for Mental Health Nursing which lays out aspirations for MHN in Wales to
  • Continue to be at the forefront of driving improvements in practice
  • Delivery high quality, evidence informed and compassionate care
  • Work in collaboration with people using mental health services and their families to improve their experiences of care
11:15 Reflections on the quality of mental health care in Wales
Dr Kate Chamberlain (confirmed)
Chief Executive, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
11:30 Research into gambling-related suicide
Professor Simon Dymond (confirmed)
Professor of Psychology, Swansea University
  • Research has identified a number of risk factors for suicide, including gambling related problems.
  • In this talk, I will present findings from research investigating the relationship between gambling and suicide.
  • Further research is needed to better understand gambling-related suicide.

GambleAware has provided support for the logistics of this session

11:50-12:05 Morning Q&A Panel Debate 2
12:05-12:15 Comfort Break
12:15-13:15 3 x Case Studies
12:15 Case Study 1 – The experience of introducing formal quality improvement processes into inpatient mental health services
Dr Andrea Davies (confirmed)
Clinical Psychologist, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
12:35 Case Study 2 - Short term and long term planning: Providing the right support to people with complex needs and a diagnosis of dementia
Dr Fiona Pipon-Young (confirmed)
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, St Peter’s Hospital, Ludlow Street Healthcare
12:55 Case Study 3 - Innovations in the delivery of psychological therapies for people with mental health needs
Dr Liz Andrew (confirmed)
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Aneurin Bevan Health Board
13:15-14:15 Lunch in the Network Surgery
14:15-15:15 1st Afternoon Plenary - Solutions and Innovations
14:15 Chair`s Introduction to the Afternoon
Sarah Stone (confirmed)
Executive Director, Samaritans Cymru
14:20 The How: Transforming Services for people who could be given a diagnosis of Personality Disorder
Dr Alex Stirzaker (confirmed)
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Clinical lead IAPT SMI South West
14:35 Transition from CAMHS to Adult Services – a local system experience
Sarah Shingler (confirmed)
Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Quality, NHS Walsall CCG
  • What is transition
  • The importance of transition and what getting it right should look like
  • Transition and collaboration
14:50 Quality improvement in Secure and Forensic Mental Health Services
Dr Sarah Markham (confirmed)
Visiting Researcher , King`s College London
  • Trauma Informed Approaches to Secure Mental Health Care
  • Principles of Trauma Informed Care
  • How to Implement Trauma Informed Approaches to Care
15:05-15:15 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate 1
15:15-15:20 Comfort Break
15:20-16:35 2nd Afternoon Plenary
15:20 Reducing mental health stigma and discrimination within the workplace
Lowri Wyn Jones (confirmed)
Programme Manager, Time for Change Wales
  • Overview of the Time to Change Wales Programme and our work with Employers
  • Stigma in the workplace and why we need this campaign
  • Best practice examples from our employers
  • Challenges
15:35 Creating resilient communities – the role of councils in improving mental health and wellbeing
Cllr Huw David (confirmed)
Spokesperson: Health and Social Care, Welsh Local Government Association
  • Highlighting the significant role Councils play in the mental wellbeing of our communities, with council services, from social care to parks to open spaces to education to housing, helping to make up the fabric of mental health support for the people in our communities. 
  • Recognising the value of councils in mental health; councils need to have adequate resources so they can use all their levers, leadership, oversight role and responsibilities to really support our communities to be mentally well.
15:50 Inequality, mental health and suicide risk
Sarah Stone (confirmed)
Executive Director, Samaritans Cymru
16:05-16:20 Afternoon Q&A Panel Debate 2
16:20-16:25 Chairs Closing Remarks
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