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Improving Mental Health Crisis Care

Fri, 27 Sep 2024

Virtual, Online

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“Mental health has slipped down the government’s set of priorities and patients and services are being forgotten. This is a national emergency which is now having serious consequences across the board, not least for those patients in crisis."

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation, October 2023

“We know that too many people experience failures of care when they face a mental health crisis. Too many people are detained by the police and conveyed to A&E departments – and this unacceptably happens disproportionately if you are black. A&E is generally not the best place for someone in crisis. It is often not a calm environment, and it heaps more pressure on both A&E departments and on the police.”

Sir Norman Lamb, Chair, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, 2023

“The country is in the grip of a mental health crisis which shows no sign of easing. The pandemic and cost-of-living crisis have fuelled a rise in cases of anxiety, depression and other serious mental illness which can be life-threatening when left untreated. We’re seeing more and more people arriving to services in need of urgent care and they often require more complex and long-term treatment.”

Dr Lade Smith CBE, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, January 2024

This conference focuses on ensuring best practice in mental health crisis services and delivering effective access to care for people with mental health conditions reaching crisis point. We will hear the latest guidance from experts, learn from case study examples of effective care, and understand what the government response to the Mental Health Bill means for services across the country.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues working to improve outcomes and access to effective mental health crisis care

  • Reflect on the lived experience of mental health crisis

  • Understand how we can ensure access to mental health crisis services

  • Update your knowledge on national developments including the development of new NHS England guidance and an update on the Mental Health Act Reform

  • Understand how you can support people in crisis to access crisis care services with speed and ease

  • Developing your skills in crisis prevention and care planning

  • Ensuring all people experiencing mental health crisis have access to a home treatment service 24/7

  • Understand and ensure equality in accessing crisis services

  • Learn from the implementation of NHS 111 Mental Health Crisis support

  • Recognise and monitor how the Mental Health Act is being applied

  • Support people to develop effective crisis plans

  • Identify key strategies for supporting recovery and preventing relapse

  • Reflect on how you can provide high quality crisis services in the Emergency Department

  • Understand how to evaluate and assess your crisis service

  • 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:

Dr Ian Davidson

Consultant general adult psychiatrist
Cheshire & Wirral Foundation Trust

Mr James Downs

Patient Representative at Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS England, Lived Experience Consultant & Peer Researcher

Mr Tim Spencer-Lane

Mental Health and Capacity Lawyer; and Honorary Lecturer
Kingston University

Ms Alice Newton-Leeming

Founder and Director
Mental Health Learning Ltd

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.

Fee Options

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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