Policy Forum for Northern Ireland

Improving mental health provision in Northern Ireland: prevention, treatment and developments in care

January 2017


With the Department for Health’s review of the Bamford Review of Mental Health and Learning Disability still ongoing - and with the Minister for Health identifying mental health as a key priority and pledging to be a ‘mental health champion’ - this timely seminar assessed mental health provision in Northern Ireland.


Delegates had the opportunity to consider the Department’s ongoing evaluation of the Bamford Review, including how reform would be implemented and what effect it may have on service users and the Health Service.


There was also an opportunity to discuss how to best utilise the resources allocated for the prevention and treatment of mental health problems; bring out new thinking in relation to methods of care and treatment; and consider issues surrounding the growing problem of poor mental health in young people and mental health issues for older people.


Attendees included key policymakers as well as stakeholders from Health and Social Care services for mental health, advocacy and patient groups, mental health charities and community care organisations, local authorities, academics and commentators, and others with an interest in the important issues being discussed.



Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Policy Forum for Northern Ireland seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates