Scotland Policy Conferences

Next steps for mental health and wellbeing in Scotland

Thursday, 23rd February 2017

Central Edinburgh

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Timed to follow the publication of the new mental health strategy, expected shortly, this seminar will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for improving mental health services in Scotland.

Delegates will consider key issues relating to the prevention and diagnosis of mental illness as well as the delivery of mental health services, with discussion focusing on early intervention, and access to appropriate treatment and support.

Further planned sessions will consider the next steps for improving children’s mental health, including improving access to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and reducing admissions to adult wards.

The conference will bring together policymakers from the Scottish Government and Parliament with health professionals, representatives of mental health organisations, trade unions, stakeholders in education and training, local government, and healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, academics and commentators, third sector organisations, and user groups.

At this early stage, we are delighted that Maureen Watt MSP, Minister for Mental Health, The Scottish Government and Tam Baillie, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland have agreed to deliver keynote addresses.


Guests of Honour

Maureen Watt MSP

Minister for Mental Health, The Scottish Government

Tam Baillie

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

Supported by

SilverCloud Health

Guests of Honour

Maureen Watt MSP

Minister for Mental Health, The Scottish Government

Tam Baillie

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

Keynote Speaker

Professor Stephen Lawrie

Director of the Scottish Mental Health Research Network and Head of the Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh

Chairs

Anas Sarwar MSP

Health Spokesperson, Scottish Labour Party

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

Health Spokesperson, Scottish Liberal Democrats

Speakers

Mark Fleming

Programme Lead, Mental Health/eHealth, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Elaine Torrance

President, Social Work Scotland

Elizabeth Rimmer

Chief Executive, LawCare

Gordon Johnston

Chair, Bipolar Scotland

Dr Roch Cantwell

Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, Perinatal Mental Health Service, NHS GGC and Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland Perinatal Faculty

Sophie Pilgrim

Director, Kindred Scotland and Member, Scottish Children’s Services Coalition (SCSC)

Dr Alastair Cook

Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland and Medical Director, North Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Dr Boyd Peters

Associate Medical Director (Mental Health), NHS Highland and GP, Grantown on Spey Medical Practice

Billy Watson

Chief Executive, Scottish Association for Mental Health

Dr Derek Richards

Director of Clinical Research & Innovation, SilverCloud Health