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NHS Talking Therapies: Improving Access and Outcomes

Wed, 2 Oct 2024

TheStudio, Birmingham, OR Virtual, Online

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Psychological therapies have long been at the forefront of NHS mental health services and this conference serves to showcase a variety of services and professionals leading the industry with high-quality care. Join us as we discuss the current guidance, learn from case studies and evaluate the latest national developments from experts across the country.

“Talking therapies can be hugely beneficial for people with a range of mental health problems and we welcome any move to make sure that more people can easily access this type of treatment. However, it is crucial that people with mental health problems always have the option of face-to-face treatment, as we know many people, particularly those living in poverty, are excluded from being able to access digital treatment options.”

Gemma Byrne, Mind, July 2023

“Although the expansion of NHS Talking Therapies has largely been a success, there needs to be a wider range of psychological therapies available, with more consideration of how to close the gap for people from black and minority ethnic groups. This will ensure people are not unnecessarily excluded from better mental health and a better quality of life.”

Doctors’ experiences on the frontline of a failing mental healthcare system, British Medical Association, January 2024

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues working to improve outcomes and access to NHS psychological therapies

  • Reflect on national developments including the NHS England guidance for implementing psychological therapies for severe mental health problems

  • Understand how we can ensure access to NHS psychological therapies

  • Update your knowledge on national developments including rebrand of IAPT to NHS Talking Therapies

  • Understand how you can support people with severe mental health problems gain access to psychological therapies

  • Developing your skills in adapting care for neurodivergent people

  • Ensuring people without digital access can still access psychological therapies

  • Understand and ensure equality in accessing psychological therapies

  • Learn from the implementation of 4-week waiting time standards

  • Recognise and monitor how NICE guidance is being applied

  • Identify key strategies for supporting underserved people from BAME backgrounds with gaining access to psychological therapies

  • Understand how to evaluate and assess your services

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Mr Stephen Skinner

Clinical Lead
IAPT Services
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Morad Margoum

Clinical Lead
Step 2 Wellbeing
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Antonia Dittner

Senior Clinical Psychologist
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Zoe Reed

Freedom to speak up Guardian, Director of Developing Organisation and Community / Guardian
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue


TheStudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

thestudio is located about 50 yards up Cannon Street (from New Street) on the right or 50 yards down from House of Fraser on the left.<


There are three railway stations within walking distance of thestudio: Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. New Street Station is just three minute walk from thestudio.


There are several car parks within walking distance of thestudio. We recommend either NCP High Street, or NCP Londonderry House both around five minutes walk away. The postcode for satnav is B4 7LN and B4 7LX. The Mailbox car park is also only a 10 minute walk.

Venue Map

Fee Options

NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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