Community Mental Health Services Congress

Community Mental Health Services Congress
5 CPD Hours Early bird: £179+VAT
Birmingham City Football Club
Tue 23 Apr 2024 08:45-17:00

Join your peers for this innovative interactive networking conference offering valuable insights into the development and implementation of integrated models of primary and community mental health care within the NHS. Packed full of engaging learning, national perspectives and peer-to-peer sharing, this unique day will leave you fully prepared to navigate the next stages of community mental healthcare development.

*** Early Bird Discount *** 

£179 + VAT for one NHS or Public Sector place when booked before Friday 1st March 2024

With thanks to our industry partners:


Networking and planning: how to provide integrated, personalised, place-based coordinated care

Take one day out to discover how innovative Community Mental Health Services around the country are increasing access and bridging gaps in mental health care to boost recovery and improve outcomes for people living with severe mental illness (SMI). Meet and network with fellow colleagues, service providers and the wider community health network and focus on:

  • Innovative approaches to transform mental health to meet the needs of your population
  • How to collaborate with wider services to realise the potential for national change
  • Invesitage the Relational and Emotional Strengthening Pathway to manage complex and emotional needs
  • Investigate how the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) integrates with wider teams
  • Understand the wider network of support provisions provided through CMH services 
  • Boost your clinical skills when supporting clients with complex and emotional needs 
  • Join an evidenced-based workshop to improve your approaches to psychosis 
  • Strategies to co-ordinate effectively with your PCN to enable patient centred support

Plus insight from our industry partners

SBK Healthcare would like to thank Limbic and Silver Cloud for sponsoring this unique forum.

Opportunities to sponsor:

NHS Talking Therapies National Networking Forums enable providers of Talking Therapy technology and treatments to support healthcare professionals. If you would like to sponsor this forum please email Sarah Kemm or call Sarah on 01732 897788 to find out about all the engagement and branding opportunities available in the full sponsorship package.

8:45
Registration, refreshments and networking
9:30
Chair’s opening remarks
Stephen Skinner, Service Development Lead, Adult Mental Health Community Division, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Effective transformation
9:45
Enabling Community Mental Health (CMH) Transformation to meet the needs of the population
  • Navigating the vision for national Community Mental Health transformation
  • Enabling a mental health workforce for a growing nation psychological service
  • Aligning NHS Talking Therapies services with plans for the Community Transformation
Dr Alison Brabban, Clinical Lead for Community Transformation, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust and National Clinical Advisor to AMH Programme, NHS England/Improvement
10:15
Developing the Relational and Emotional Strengthening Pathway
  • Person centred care versus ‘set menu’ pathways and understanding a tiered system
  • Illustrating the CEN pathway and how to avoid single points of failure
  • Evaluating approaches and seeking alternative interventions for people with Complex Emotional Needs
Dr Mark Sampson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Psychological Lead for Community Enhanced Rehabitation Team (CERT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
10:45
Questions and answers with your speakers
Industry collaborators
10:55
Sponsored presentations and dedicated questions and answer time
Featuring Limbic
11:05
Networking break
Reducing the treatment gap
11:25
Case study: Working towards the 4-week waiting standard for CMH services
  • Exploring our journey so far: how transformation was made a reality
  • Understanding policy intentions to improve access and meet demand
  • Where are we now? Strategies to achieve waiting list aspirations in our service
Nick Harwood, Associate Director of Operations, Adult Mental Health Community Division, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
11:55
Questions and answers with your speakers
12:05
Roundtable discussion: How can we grow evidence for digital innovation in secondary care?
  • How do you use digital tools in your service? What feedback have you received from service users?
  • How can we ensure psychological safety whilst using digital tools?
In groups, based on your table, this is a great opportunity share your experiences and investigate the challenges.
12:25
Roundtable discussion feedback: How can we grow evidence for digital innovation in secondary care?
12:35
Lunchtime networking break
Community Mental Health (CMH) Transformation
1:45
Integrated working in action: Inclusion Thurrock - Psychological Therapy Service (PTS)
  • Reducing the treatment gap between NHS TT and secondary care psychology services
  • Transforming local patient safety through increased mental health treatment access and efficacy
  • Providing new and integrated models of primary and secondary mental health support to improve recovery
Dr Richard Pione, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Dr Charlotte Irving-Curran, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Inclusion Thurrock part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
2:15
Questions and answers: Enabling Community Mental Health (CMH) Transformation
Dr Richard Pione, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Dr Charlotte Irving-Curran, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Inclusion Thurrock part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
2:25
Roundtable discussion: How can we enable collaborative practice in community mental health care
  • How can we improve collabroation with primary care networks?
  • What improvements has your service made to deliver patient centred care?
2:45
Roundtable discussion feedback: How can we enable collaborative practice in community mental health care
2:55
Networking break
Connecting with Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
3:15
Integrating the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) scheme within CMH services
  • Understanding the IPS model for secondary mental health care
  • Accessing the IPS service, exploring the role of the Employment Specialist
  • Joint working with Community Health Services to support people with severe mental illness
Tina Latimir-Jones, Workforce and Engagement Manager, IPS Grow
3:45
Questions and answers with your speakers
3:55
Chairs closing remarks, followed by drinks and canapes with Limbic
5:00
Close of day

Stephen Skinner

Service Development Lead, Adult Mental Health Community Division
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Dr Alison Brabban

Clinical Lead for Community Transformation
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
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Nick Harwood

Associate Director of Operations, Adult Mental Health Community Division
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Dr Richard Pione

Principal Clinical Psychologist
Inclusion Thurrock part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Dr Charlotte Irving-Curran

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist
Inclusion Thurrock part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Tina Latimir-Jones

Workforce and Engagement Manager
IPS Grow
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Dr Mark Sampson

Consultant Clinical Psychologist Psychological Lead for Community Enhanced Rehabitation Team (CERT)
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Join your peers for a dedicated day of learning and networking

Join our first dedicated national community mental health service conference! This interactive networking conference will provide practical insight into how the NHS is developing and delivering integrated models of primary and community mental health care. Build new connections with other Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT), Clinical Leads, Service Managers and NHS Talking Therapies teams to understand how to achieve mental health transformation. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Community Mental Health Practitioners and Community Mental Health Nurses
  • Clinical Psychologists and Primary Care Mental Health Teams
  • Talking Therapies Service Leads

Educational forums for mental health in the NHS

With over 15 years of educational forums for the NHS mental health, delivered in person and online, read how NHS professionals have previously described face-to-face Talking Therapies events:

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‘Very informative day. I’ve learnt lots about how other services operate and how to implement some of these ideas within my own service’
- Eastern Cheshire Talking Therapies, Talking Therapies Best Practice Forum, London, September 2023
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'I found the content useful and has given me a great deal of information I can share with my team’
- Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, London, September 2023
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‘Networking was an important part of the day and I was able to engage with many colleagues nationwide’
- Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Talking Therapies Best Practice Forum, London, September 2023
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‘It was very relevant to our service objectives. I gained some information about the national picture and enjoyed the content of the workshops; they were very informative and well led’
- Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Talking Therapies Best Practice Forum, London, April 2023
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‘It was helpful to learn from other services as to how they are managing challenges but also to hear that this is recognised nationally'
- Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, Talking Therapies Best Practice Forum, Manchester, April 2023
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‘Very informative and inspiring’
- Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Talking Therapies Best Practice Forum, Manchester, April 2023
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‘Highly recommended for both content and organisation’
- Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust’ IAPT Best Practice Forum, Birmingham, June 2022
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‘Helpful opportunity to get together with peers, consider roles and opportunities for growth!’
- Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, IAPT Best Practice Forum, Birmingham, June 2022
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‘Fabulous day with a nice balance of speakers, activities and networking breaks - well structured’
- Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, IAPT Best Practice Forum, Birmingham, June 2022

Pricing structure

  • £179 + VAT NHS or Public Sector Early Bird price when booked before Friday 1st March 2024
  • £209 + VAT for one NHS or Public Sector place when booked after Friday 1st March 2024

Commercial companies are invited to attend and sponsor this day. Please contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 for further details.

Venue Details

Venue name: Birmingham City Football Club

Address: St Andrews Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham B9 4RL

Tel: 0121 772 0101

Email: conferences@bcfc.com

Birmingham City Football Club is located in the heart of the city and is easily accessible from all major road routes and motorway networks. The venue offers over 200+ complimentary car parking spaces and have a wide variety of different amenities in close proximity.

Nearest train stations:

Birmingham New Street - 1.3 miles

Birmingham Moor Street - 1.9 miles

Bus routes: Line 56, 57, 60, 96, & 97 (from the city centre)

Nearest motorways: M6, M5, M40, M42

Directions: Click here to plan your journey using Google Maps

Accommodation suggestions: You can book your bedroom directly with the hotel using the above contact details (SBK Healthcare does not facilitate accommodation bookings). The venue is centrally located and there are a number of alternative places to stay. Availability for alternative accommodation can be identified by searching online, for example www.trivago.co.uk and inputting the address and date of your visit.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  •  Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  •  Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  •  Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  •  Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email bookings@sbk-healthcare.co.uk.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Conference changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

Certificate of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every attendee, as a record of continuing professional training and development.

Privacy notices

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Confirmed exhibitors and sponsors at Community Mental Health Services Congress

Adding their unique perspectives, we are pleased to welcome our industry partners...


Limbic is the first UKCA-marked clinical assessment support tool for IAPT. Across 21 services, Limbic consistently frees up staff time, reduces costs, and improves patient experience and accessibility. Find out more from our founder, Dr Ross Harper on ross@limbic.ai.


A leading provider of evidence-based digital mental and behavioural healthcare solutions. Supporting 80% of NHS Talking Therapies Services, with up to 70% clinical recovery rates.

Why sponsor at an NNF event

We believe in knowing our customers and working with them in tandem to create strategic and well-conceived solutions that provide all the necessary sales and marketing levers to achieve their objectives and deliver the required level of engagement across the event. It is widely accepted that sponsorship provides a great means of broadening your competitive edge by improving your company’s image, prestige and credibility. Aside from enhancing visibility and image it provides a level playing field.

Get involved...

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact:

Sarah Kemm

Contact: 01732 897788

Email: sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact:
Sarah Kemm
Contact: 01732 897788
Email: sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk