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The Health Foundation Newsletter – Nov 2017


Breaking boundaries: redesigning pathways and services to improve care

Redesigning services across traditional care boundaries is not easy. Making change in complex environments with differing professional viewpoints and varying organisational priorities while getting on with the day job of delivering high quality health care is a huge task. We dip into some of the work going on to redesign care and ask what works to bring about change.

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Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Promoting Integration and Early Intervention 2016

Thursday 8th December 2016, Manchester Conference Centre.

Confirmed speakers include: 

Jane Case, Northern Hub Manager, YoungMinds (confirmed)
Keynote Address
Dr Vijay Parkash, CAMHS and developmental services clinical director, West London Mental Health NHS Trust (invited)
Lorraine Khan, Associate Director, Children and Young People, Centre for Mental Health (confirmed)
Matt Buttery, Chief Executive Officer, Triple P UK (confirmed)
Matthew Boazman, Chief Officer for Strategy, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
Harry Golby, Head of Service Improvement, NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (confirmed)
Dr Lesley French, Clinical Director & Head of Psychology, Children and Young People’s Services, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
Dr Irene Sclare, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Project lead, DISCOVER workshop programmes, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
Wendy Meredith, Greater Manchester’s Director of Population Health Transformation (confirmed)

For more information click on the link http://bit.ly/2e3HJ1q

West Kent & Medway Singing for Mental Health: research project report event

When: Wednesday 9th December 2015, 12.00noon-1.30pm
Where: Kent County Council, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ (view on map)

Since the end of 2014, The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health has been running a research project to explore the potential impact on participants’ mental health and wellbeing of regular group singing.

Working in partnership with Kent County Council, four groups were established across West Kent and Medway (in Chatham, Dartford, Maidstone and Sevenoaks), which met to sing weekly, led by skilled facilitators.

You are invited to attend the formal launch of the research report findings at which members of the groups will perform and a film of the project will be shown for the first time.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Further details can be found on the event flyer.

Please contact sharon.manship@canterbury.ac.uk by 18 November 2015 if you wish to attend.