Celebrate another year of achievement Mental Health and Learning Disabilities and Autism Collaborative Programme conference

The annual Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism Collaborative Programme international conference is a chance for us to update colleagues about the progress of the Humber, Coast and Vale programme over the last year.

We’d be delighted if you could join us virtually on Friday, 26th November 2021, 9.30am-1pm via Microsoft Teams.

This year the conference focus’ on: “Looking after our people and growing for the future: developing a trauma informed, resilient workforce.”

The event will see organisations across our partnership celebrate the great work that is happening across our mental health, learning disabilities and autism services and will take a look at this year’s developments and start discussions on future innovative ways of improving the health of people in Humber, Coast and Vale.

Some of the topics covered during the event include…

  • Improvements in mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in Humber, Coast and Vale
  • National updates on mental health, learning disabilities and autism
  • Launch of our strategy, annual report and the youth justice bid
  • Understanding our workforce, focusing on building resilience during a pandemic, caring for our workforce, and looking after our frontline staff.

I will also give an update on our priority areas and successes of 2020-2021, such as:

  • Appointing Kooth, an online counselling platform for children and young people to access emotional wellbeing and mental health support and launching Qwell for Men– a free, anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing service for men aged 18+.
  • Successful bid to NHSE/I to gain funding to support the development of a Keyworker Service, that provides all children and young people with autism and/or learning disabilities admitted to or at risk of admission to a mental health inpatient unit, an allocated keyworker.
  • Being selected as 1 of 10 areas in England to develop a pilot maternal mental health service – which will help an estimated 300 women in the region access specialist mental health support.
  • Over 10,000 people across HCV have received suicide awareness training in the last year
  • Adult Mental Health – Older Peoples Mental Health and Dementia, IAPT, Urgent and Emergency Care
  • Launching the Mental Health Resilience Hub to provide vital mental health and wellbeing support services for front line and care staff affected by the Covid-19 pandemic across the region.

Keynote speakers include, Claire Murdoch CBE, National Mental Health Director, NHSE/I, Tom Cahill, National Learning Disability and Autism Director, NHSE/I Professor Wendy Burn CBE, Consultant Psychiatrist, Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Leeds, and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, Kings College London.

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