A conference for practitioners and those with an interest in Mental Health from the voluntary and statutory sector. The day will feature exciting guest speakers, dynamic workshops, a networking marketplace and a challenging Q&A panel. Lunch and refreshments included.

Brathay Trust and Sheffield Mind are pleased to announce our first joint conference exploring adult and children's Mental Health Services in the Sheffield region.

Guest Speakers

Dr Trevor Gedeon, Chimp Management -  Dr Gedeon has worked in the community, in psychiatric hospitals, in secure hospitals and in prisons. He works with a variety of patients who often have complex backgrounds and a mixture of complex problems. He is a forensic psychiatrist who is passionate about working with people to help them reach their goals so that they can function at their best.  A talented and engaging public speaker, Dr Gedeon will give his take on Mental Illness, his experiences of Rampton and the concept of Chimp Management.

Paul Blomfield MP, MP Sheffield Central.  Paul actively campaigns for parity of esteem between physical and mental health and challenged Ministers on this issue in 2015, tabling Parliamentary Questions. In a debate in Parliament he raised Sheffield young people’s concerns about the state of provision of mental health ser-vices and their fears over the impact of cuts. Paul is passionate about improving mental health services in Sheffield.  He will discuss Mental Health provision in a local context.

Dave Henry, trustee and former Chair of MIND UK will discuss Bevan, Brexit and Beyond!  What exactly is happening with this £350 million being put back into the NHS?

Workshops will be bookable on the day.

Workshop A

Hosted by writer and consultant Liz Kettle, author of the sensational Broken Biscuits.  According to Time to Change 2014 report 'Making a drama out of a crisis', mental health depictions are becoming more authentic and prompting people to seek support.

Is Mental Health finally out of the closet?  Or is it simply the source of sensational storylines for programme makers.  Liz's workshop will examine this issue with the aid of clips from popular TV shows and discuss the authenticity and helpfulness of these depictions for people with mental illness and on society's perceptions as a whole.

Workshop B

This will be hosted by Dr Lucy Maynard, Head of Research for Brathay Trust.  Lucy will examine the concept of new and innovative partnerships within the sector at a time of great change.  How do we as statutory or voluntary organisations work together to contribute the national agenda for Mental Health and Wellbeing.  How does this look and how do we really work together in true partnership to provide the best services for children and adults in the region.

Q&A Panel

Hosted by former chairman of MIND Dave Henry.  Featuring a panel of professionals, councillors, specialists and service users.  Get your questions ready!

Secure your place today and book here.

Tickets are priced at £60 per person and include lunch and refreshments throughout the day.