We are pleased to announce the date of our third Annual General Meeting, which is due to take place on 27th October 2016 in the Chamberlain Room at Blackbourne Hall, Elmswell.
This half day event will include opportunities to hear about our work to improve health and social care services in Suffolk. We have now decided to theme our AGMs and this year’s will be on mental health.This is because it is a priority for us and it is also a key focus of the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board.
We have lined up two notable keynote speakers:
Norman Lamb MP: Norman Lamb has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001. After serving as a minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, he was appointed Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health in September 2012 and served in this position until the end of the Coalition Government in May 2015. As Health Minister, Norman worked to reform the care system and led the drive to integrate health and social care, with a greater focus on preventing ill health. He also challenged the NHS to ensure that mental health was treated with the same priority as physical health, including the introduction of access and waiting standards in mental health for the first time. He is now the Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson.
Natasha Devon MBE: Natasha Devon MBE is a writer, campaigner and pundit. She is co-founder of the Self Esteem Team and the Body Gossip Education Programme, both working in schools to help teenagers, their parents and teachers with mental health and body image challenges. She advises politicians on mental health, education and young people’s rights. In 2016, the Sunday Times and Debrett’s named Natasha one of the 20 most influential people in education.
Attendance is free but, due to venue capacity, registration is on a first come first served basis.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions of our guest speakers but we ask that these are submitted to us in advance so that we can ensure the most informative answers are given on the day. The Q&A session will naturally involve follow up questions asked on the day.
You must also have registered and had your place confirmed. To submit a question, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01449 703949, noting your name, contact details and the speaker to which you would like your question addressed.