Key Points
  • Exploring national and local actions to improve the quality and delivery of mental health provision
  • Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health to reduce isolation, distress, and trauma
  • Adopting a joint-up approach to delivering mental health services both city and county-wide
  • Developing person-centred mental health provision to support service users long-term
  • Digitising mental health provision to increase accessibility of mental health services
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Professor Dame Carol Black CBE, Government Advisor & Chair, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Alastair Cook Principal Medical Officer of Mental Health, Scotland Government
  • Graeme Henderson, Director of Delivery and Strategic Development, Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)
  • Jeff Shaw, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Manager, North Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Alison Blackett, Consultant Psychologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
  • Frances Simpson, Chief Executive, Support in Mind Scotland
  • Stephen Finlayson, Head of Innovation and Improvement, Penumbra
  • Louise Christie, Acting Director, Scottish Recovery Network
  • Dan Proverbs, Founder, Brothers in Arms Scotland
  • Jason Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Men’s Sheds Association

Approximately 1 in 3 people are estimated to be affected by mental illness within Scotland. Addressing poor mental health continues to be a major public health challenge that has been further exacerbated by the wide-reaching impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Holyrood Insight’s Adult Mental Health Scotland Digital Conference will feature contributions from government officials, health services, employers and third sector organisations on how we can collectively improve the quality, accessibility and delivery of mental health provision in Scotland.

Explore how national partners are implementing Scotland’s Mental Health Strategy and the Scottish Suicide Prevention Action Plan. You will also learn how regional delivery partners are supporting mental health locally through collaboration, enabling a comprehensive coverage of community-based mental health provision county and city-wide.

Join us to explore how increased loneliness and isolation has impacted on mental health. Penumbra will share current barriers and solutions employed to reconnect older people, young professionals, individuals with disabilities and rural communities with mental health services.

You will also hear from the Scottish Recovery Network on how to support long term mental health recovery. Learn how to develop alternative mental health provision that is de-medicalised, person-centred, and informed by lived experiences of service users.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:10
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Professor Dame Carol Black DBE Expert Adviser on Health and Work, Public Health England and NHS Improvement

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09:10 - 09:55
Keynote Panel Discussion: National Responses to Delivering Mental Health Provision in Scotland

 
  • Reviewing the various impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on individual mental health and mental health services in Scotland
  • Discussing updates to Scotland’s Mental Health Strategy and national priorities
  • Reviewing progress made on the Scottish Government Suicide Prevention Action Plan and current national efforts to reduce suicide rates and increase suicide prevention provision
  • Exploring recent innovative models of mental health service delivery during lockdown periods, including mental health assessment centres and digital delivery
  • Discussing national research and provision developed around issues of distress, trauma, isolation and loss in relation to mental health

Speakers

Graeme Henderson Director of Delivery and Strategic Development, Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

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Alastair Cook Principal Medical Officer, Mental Health in Scottish Government

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Frances Simpson Chief Executive Officer, Support in Mind Scotland

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09:55 - 10:25
Integrated Mental Health Provision: Delivering Mental Health Provision at a Regional Level

 
  • Exploring the challenges and solutions to supporting inpatients and outpatients during the pandemic
  • Sharing best practice in to commissioning and funding community-based and regional mental health provision
  • Exploring the use of digital mental health provision to meet demand and supplement support through lockdown measures
10:15 – 10:25 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Dr Alison Blackett Consultant Psychologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)

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10:25 - 10:55
Case Study: Delivering Joint-Up Community-Based Mental Health Services

 
  • Exploring the role of multi-agency collaboration in delivering effective mental health provision
  • Supporting mental health through a joint-up approach to deliver comprehensive coverage of mental health provision city and county-wide which connects additional services such as employability, debt advice, domestic abuse, and drug/alcohol abuse
  • Delivering early intervention and preventative mental health initiatives to maximise impact and available resources
  • Aligning organisations under the same agenda to collaboratively remove accessibility barriers to mental health services, overcome challenges, and deliver solutions
  • Delivering targeted support for young adults transitioning between child and adult services to limit exclusion from mental health services into adulthood
10:45 – 10:55 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Jeff Shaw Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Manager, North Aberdeenshire HSCP

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10:55 - 11:10
Break

 

11:10 - 11:40
Mitigating the Impacts of Isolation on Mental Health

 
  • Exploring the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on mental health, loneliness, and isolation
  • Discussing barriers and solutions to reconnecting older people, young professionals, individuals disabilities and rural communities with wider society
  • Converting community spaces into online spaces to mitigate the impacts of isolation on mental health
  • Exploring the benefits and limitations of digitalised provision to mitigate gaps and exclusion from mental health services
11:30 – 11:40 Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Stephen Finlayson Head of Innovation and Improvement, Penumbra

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11:40 - 12:10
Case Study: Re-balancing the Mental Health System – Supporting Mental Health Recovery

 
  • Re-designing our mental health system to ensure people can access the support they need, when and where they need it
  • Utilising lived experience to develop and deliver person centred mental health provision
  • Investing in physical and remote peer support to facilitate meaningful connections and support long term mental health recovery
12:00 – 12:10 Questions and Discussions

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Louise Christie Acting Director, Scottish Recovery Network

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12:10 - 12:50
Panel Discussion: Supporting Men’s Mental Health in Scotland

 
  • Reviewing the disproportionate impact of mental health in males
  • Discussing how organisations can effectively reduce stigmatisation and discrimination around men’s mental health
  • Considering suicide is the leading cause of death of men under 45, explore challenges and potential solutions to supporting mental health in men

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Jason Schroeder Executive Officer, Scottish Men’s Sheds Association

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Dan Proverbs Founder, Brothers in Arms Scotland

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12:50 - 13:00
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

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Professor Dame Carol Black DBE Expert Adviser on Health and Work, Public Health England and NHS Improvement

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End

Speakers

Professor Dame Carol Black DBE Expert Adviser on Health and Work, Public Health England and NHS Improvement

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Dr Alison Blackett Consultant Psychologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)

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Louise Christie Acting Director, Scottish Recovery Network

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Alastair Cook Principal Medical Officer, Mental Health in Scottish Government

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Stephen Finlayson Head of Innovation and Improvement, Penumbra

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Graeme Henderson Director of Delivery and Strategic Development, Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

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Dan Proverbs Founder, Brothers in Arms Scotland

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Jason Schroeder Executive Officer, Scottish Men’s Sheds Association

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Jeff Shaw Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Manager, North Aberdeenshire HSCP

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Frances Simpson Chief Executive Officer, Support in Mind Scotland

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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