Better Together – A Collective Conversation Transforming Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Better Together conference on 13 March. These pages will be updated with speaker presentations, videos and results from the Q/A very soon!
9.30am Opening address Glenn Douglas, Chief Executive of Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and Helen Greatorex, Chief Executive of Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT)
9.40am Perinatal, mother and baby care. Speaker: Zoe Gibson, mum of two and Mother and Infant Mental Health (MIMHS) service user and Karen Dorey-Rees, KMPT Assistant Director, Specialist Care Group
10am Children and young people's mental health. Speaker: Dr Ben Smith, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Joined for questions by: Brid Johnson, Integrated Care Director, Kent and Medway and Essex, North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT).
10.40am Crisis and liaison psychiatry. Speaker: Dr Fareedoon Ahmed Consultant Psychiatrist, KMPT.
11.15am Social isolation. Scheduled speaker Anu Singh, Director of Adult Social Care and Health, Kent County Council (KCC) was unable to attend. Thank you to Jess Mookherjee who was able to talk about this very important topic on the day.
11.45am Kent and Medway talking therapies. Speaker: Rose Melvin from Insight Healthcare.
12.05 Local care. Speakers: Dr David Chesover, Clinical Lead for Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and vice Chair West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Chair and Clinical Lead for Kent and Armed Forces Network, Clinical Lead for west, North Kent and Medway mental health STP work stream.
Cathy Bellman, Kent and Medway STP Local Care Lead.
1.20pm A national perspective. Speakers: Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director for NHS England
Professor Tim Kendall, Mental Health National Clinical Director for NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Download the presentation. To watch this session, please use this link which will open another page to view the film on YouTube. This film also contains the question and answer session for both speakers.
2.20pm Preparing for an increasingly older generation. Speaker: Richard Brown.
2.55pm Workshop led by Professor Catherine Kinane
3.30pm Suicide prevention. Speakers: Tim Woodhouse, Senior Commissioning Manager, KCC and Director of 'Release the Pressure'
Dr Ian Marsh, Senior Lecturer School of Allied Health Professions, Canterbury Christ Church University
Jonny Benjamin MBE, Mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger.
Download the presentation. You can also view videos from Jonny via his channel on YouTube. To watch this conference session, please use this link which will open another page to view the film on YouTube.
4.40pm Being mentally well and staying well. Speaker: Jess Mookherjee, Consultant in Public Health, KCC.
4.50pm Summary and closing address. Glenn Douglas, Chief Executive of Kent and Medway STP and Helen Greatorex, Chief Executive, KMPT.