Policy Forum for Wales

Improving mental health in Wales - prevention and access, funding decisions, and raising service quality for key service user groups

Morning, Wednesday, 29th January 2020

Jury’s Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3UD

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will consider priorities and next steps for improving mental health and wellbeing provision in Wales.


Areas for discussion

Delegates will assess progress and next steps in key policy areas, including:


Speakers

There will be keynote addresses from:

  • Andrea Gray, Mental Health Development Lead for Wales, Public Health Wales;
  • Alun Thomas, Chief Executive, Hafal;
  • Professor Keith Lloyd, Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales; Chair, Welsh Psychiatric Society and Professor, Clinical Psychiatry, Swansea University;
  • Helen Whyley, Director, RCN Wales; and
  • Tim Wright, Service Development Senior Officer, Mind.

Further confirmed speakers include: Casey-Jane Bishop, Welsh Youth Parliament; Jan Coles, Powys County Council; Suzanne Griffiths, National Adoption Service for Wales; Ewan Hilton, Platfform; Allison Hulmes, British Association of Social Workers Cymru; Michaela Morris, Public Health Wales and Early Intervention in Psychosis and David Richards, Gwent Police.


The agenda

  • The delivery plan - collaboration, key outcomes, and effective joint working between local authorities and health boards;
  • Serious mental illness and vulnerable groups in Wales - priorities for support;
  • Perinatal mental health services - developing care pathways and inpatient provision;
  • Children and young people - intervention and prevention, access to care, and the transition between child and adult services;
  • Partnerships - Mental health services and the third and public sector - addressing key challenges for quality, funding, signposting, and improving multiagency response; and
  • Investment in services and developing a sustainable workforce - recruitment, retention, planning, and staff wellbeing.

The context for discussion

The conference takes place in the context of issues emerging from recent policy consultations, including:


Keynote Speakers

Andrea Gray

Mental Health Development Lead for Wales, Public Health Wales

Alun Thomas

Chief Executive, Hafal

Keynote Speakers

Alun Thomas

Chief Executive, Hafal

Professor Keith Lloyd

Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales; Chair, Welsh Psychiatric Society and Professor, Clinical Psychiatry, Swansea University

Andrea Gray

Mental Health Development Lead for Wales, Public Health Wales

Helen Whyley

Director, RCN Wales

Chair

Owain Clarke

Health Correspondent, BBC Wales

Speakers

Casey-Jane Bishop

Member, Barnardo's Cymru, Welsh Youth Parliament

David Richards

Mental Health Triage Team Manager, Gwent Police

Ewan Hilton

Chief Executive, Platfform

Suzanne Griffiths

Director, National Adoption Service for Wales

Jan Coles

Head of Children's Services, Powys County Council

Allison Hulmes

National Director, Wales, British Association of Social Workers Cymru

Michaela Morris

Mental Health Service Improvement Manager, Public Health Wales and Chair, National Steering Group, Early Intervention in Psychosis

Tim Wright

Service Development Senior Officer, Mind

Jane Jenkins

Headteacher, Moorland Primary School