News and Presentations for todays Psychological Therapies in the NHS
Mark Easton Home Affairs Correspondent BBC
Mark is BBC News Home Editor, broadcasting regularly on television, radio and online. His first book ‘Britain etc.’ was published in 2012 and a paperback edition produced in 2013. His blog, ‘Mark Easton’s UK’, was a finalist at the prestigious Online Journalism Awards presented in San Francisco. He has also won a number of awards for his television documentaries and news reports including the Royal Statistical Society award for statistical excellence in 2009 and 2010. Mark’s role is to provide expert analysis and broad perspective on the issues and stories affecting modern Britain, chronicling the impact of rapid demographic, technological, economic and global change. Before taking up his current post, Mark was Home and Social Affairs Editor at Channel 4 Television and Political Editor at Channel 5 television.
Claire Tyler Member All Party Parliamentary Group for Mental Health
Claire was nominated as a Liberal Democrat Peer in November 2010 and from February 2011 has sat in the House of Lords as Baroness Tyler of Enfield. She served as the Chair of Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service from March 2012 to March 2018. Between 2007 and 2012 Claire was the Chief Executive Officer of Relate, the UK’s leading relationship support agency and in this capacity she chaired the ‘Kids in the Middle’ coalition, a group of national charities and agony aunts campaigning for better services for separating parents and their children. She currently chairs the “Make Every Adult Matter” coalition of charities helping adults with multiple needs and serves on the board of Social Work England.
Dr Paul Lelliott Deputy Chief Inspector and Mental Health Lead Care Quality Commission
"I was appointed deputy chief inspector of Hospitals in January 2014. My role is to lead on mental health at the Care Quality Commission (CQC). I am responsible for the development and delivery of the programme of inspections of NHS and independent sector providers of mental health and substance misuse services in England. I am also responsible for ensuring that the CQC meets its responsibilities to monitor the use of the Mental Health Act in England. I have more than 20 years’ clinical experience as a consultant psychiatrist. Also, between 1995 and 2011, I established and led the quality improvement programmes managed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I have been involved in work to develop and implement national health policy in the English National Health Service for more than 20 years and have authored than 180 academic publications."
Tom Pollard Former Policy and Campaigns Manager Mind, and former Senior Mental Health Policy Adviser Department for Work and Pensions
Tom has worked in mental health policy for over ten years. Starting out in Parliament as a researcher for an MP who chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health, he then moved to Mind where he held a number of roles in Policy and Campaigns, eventually becoming manager of the Social Inclusion and Rights team. During his time at Mind he worked on a range of issues, including debt, access to justice and employment, but had a particular focus on benefits and back-to-work support. Through this work, he was asked by the Department for Work and Pensions to come in on secondment to advise on mental health across a range of relevant policy issues. After 18 months at the DWP, Tom decided to gain some front-line experience and is now training as a Mental Health Social Worker. However, he remains involved in policy discussions around mental health and welfare reform and has recently published a paper with Demos about his time at DWP.
Also of Interest
The Mental Health Act Review: Towards A Rights-Based Mental Health Act
Monday 13 May, London
A Practical Guide to Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in Mental Health
Monday 10 June, London
Reducing and Improving the Use of Restrictive Interventions & Practice
Friday 14 June, London
Clinical Audit for Improvement in Mental Health
Friday 14 June, London
Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives
Thursday 11 July, Manchester
22 March 2019