To coincide with the upcoming publication of our report on early action and mental health and our recent submission to the National Infrastructure Commission, the Early Action Task Force, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, are hosting this Insights event to make the argument for society to act earlier on mental health. By acting before mental illness occurs and stepping in quickly when problems arise, we can ensure people are ready to both deal with setbacks and seize opportunities for flourishing lives.
We believe this can only be achieved by going beyond the health sector and into our schools, homes, workplaces, prisons, and communities; focusing on this 'social infrastructure' enables us to promote better mental health earlier.
Please join us for a discussion with practitioners and policymakers on how we can make early action on mental health a reality. We will be discussing:
- How can we reduce people in need when mental health services are in crisis?
- What is the importance of mental health to your work?
- What is being done to address mental health in your sector?
- How can we fund early action for mental health?
- And more...
Chaired by Big Lottery Fund Chief Executive Dawn Austwick and featuring presentations from:
Dan Mobbs, Chief Executive of Mancroft Advice Project (MAP)
Dan Mobbs has been CEO at MAP for the past six years, overseeing its significant shift towards early action on mental health.
Frank Lowe, Haringey Thinking Space Project Leader
A psychoanalytic psychotherapist and Head of Social Work at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, Frank Lowe designed and delivered the pioneering Haringey Thinking Space as a response to the riots in Haringey in the summer of 2011.
Refreshments will be served from 9.30am, with the event beginning at 10am.