The pandemic, and subsequent economic challenges, are predicted to have a huge and long-lasting effect on the mental health of the nation.

With an increase in demand and acuity, how can the sector address the impact of covid-19 whilst also taking steps forward on national aims as set out in the long term plan? What needs to be done to ensure that those who need support with common and severe mental illness are able to access it?

The HSJ Mental Health Virtual Forum will provide the opportunity to explore these questions, and assess the extent of the impact of coronavirus on national and local mental health work, as well as providing a platform to discuss and prepare for upcoming strategic challenges. We will look at learning from the work done to date, and how to achieve what needs to be done next.    


Why attend?

  • Engage fully with current issues in mental health -  you will have the opportunity to explore thorny and seemingly immovable challenges through panel sessions and small interactive discussion groups 
  • Get the latest updates - you will hear the latest on relevant topics from high profile, national mental health speakers 
  • Learn lessons from others - you will hear from a range of people and organisations on how they implemented change and you can translate their learning into your own setting 
  • Look to the future - you will hear about new and developing work that will impact how you do things in the future 

Who should attend?

  • Senior representatives from Primary Care Networks, STPs/ICSs and Strategic Clinical Networks, including commissioners, clinical directors, clinical leads, programme directors, specialists in mental health, integrated care provider leads, finance leads, change management leads  
  • Senior representatives from community, primary and secondary care, including lead Mental Health Providers and Provider Collaboratives:  chief executives, chief operating officers, directors of nursing, medical directors, directors/deputy directors, chief clinical information officers, estates, consultant psychiatrists, clinical psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, mental health act administrators, IAPTs teams  
  • Senior representatives from ALBs and DHSC, including Public Health England, the CQC and NHS England and Improvement 
  • Local authority representatives, including council commissioners, public health

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