Morning, Thursday, 14th May 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will examine developments in policy on improving mental health and wellbeing provision in Ireland.
It will be an opportunity to discuss the refresh of the A Vision for Change, Ireland’s policy framework for the delivery of mental health services, is timed to follow its expected publication.
There will be a keynote address from a senior speaker from the Department of Health on government priorities for mental health and the implementation of the A Vision for Change refresh.
- Dr Kevin Cullen, Co-Founder, Work Research Centre - on the future of eMental Health in Ireland, including the work done as a part of the eMen project;
- Patricia Hayden, Principal, St Joseph’s Secondary School - on whole school approaches to guidance and Student Support Teams;
- Michael McLoughlin, Youth Work Ireland - on the organisation’s work to help prevent mental health issues among children and adolescents; and
- Kate Mitchell, Senior Policy and Research Officer, Mental Health Reform - on the priorities for the prevention of mental health problems.
- Next steps for mental health policy in Ireland - implementing the refreshed Vision for Change framework;
- Improving prevention, intervention, and access to mental health services;
- Priorities for mental health workforce - training, recruitment and retention, and developing an appropriate skill mix;
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - improving early support, prevention and collaboration to deliver high quality services; and
- Improving standards in the delivery of mental health services.