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Developing mental health provision in Scotland - funding, improving adult and CAMHS care, suicide prevention, and support for frontline NHS staff

Morning, Tuesday, 25th January 2022


This conference will be a timely opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the priorities for mental health provision in Scotland moving forward.


It follows the publication of The COVID Recovery Strategy: For a fairer future and the Mental Health Recovery and Renewal Fund, and takes place in anticipation of a full progress review of the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027 next year as well as the new suicide prevention strategy due to be published next September.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from Rose Fitzpatrick, Chair, National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG); and Ruth Glassborow, Director of Improvement, Healthcare Improvement Scotland.


Delegates will consider priorities for delivering safe and effective mental health provision, looking at what is needed in terms of suicide prevention and the vision for child mental health services moving forward. The seminar will also consider priorities for the sector’s recovery from the pandemic and support for front line staff.


Sessions in the agenda include:

  • priorities for delivering safe and effective mental health provision
  • recovering from the pandemic and improving sector resilience for the future
  • supporting frontline staff and employee wellbeing
  • suicide prevention in Scotland
  • child mental health services and developing greater awareness
  • next steps for implementing the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from The Scottish Government; the DHSC; and the OSR - as well as parliamentary pass-holders from The Scottish Parliament.



Keynote Speakers

Ruth Glassborow

Director of Improvement, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Rose Fitzpatrick

Chair, National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG)

Keynote Speakers

Rose Fitzpatrick

Chair, National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG)

Ruth Glassborow

Director of Improvement, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Chairs

Emma Harper MSP

Member, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Carol Mochan MSP

Deputy Party Spokesperson, Mental Wellbeing

Speakers

Chris Wright

Digital Mental Health National Advisor, Digital Health and Care Scotland

Martin McKay

Representative, UNISON Scottish Health Committee; and Registered Mental Health Nurse

Tom Power

Director of People and Culture, NHS Grampian

Professor Colin Espie

Professor of Sleep Medicine, University of Oxford; and Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Glasgow

Jacqueline Cassidy

Director for Scotland, Place2Be

Carole Campbell

Principal Educational Psychologist, South Ayrshire Council

Colin Poolman

Interim Director, Royal College of Nursing

Dr Jude Halford

Scottish Lead, Clinician Mental Health, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland