Physical Health for People with Psychosis
This free stakeholder event on Tuesday 6th December 2016 (10:00 – 16:30) is hosted by Health Education England’s Mental Health Programme, working across Kent, Surrey & Sussex in collaboration with Public Health England and the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, which has developed the South Region Early Intervention in Psychosis Preparedness Programme.
There is an identified need to improve the physical interventions that are delivered to patients under the care of Early Intervention services. Other mental health services also have a significant role in supporting physical health for those with SMI. This event aims to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practice across the region and contribute to improved long term health outcomes for those with enduring mental health issues.
The event programme has been designed to present a range of innovative approaches to monitoring and measuring physical wellbeing and delivering physical health interventions. We hope that the event will inspire and enable teams to develop effective local practices to deliver better physical health to their caseloads. We are also looking to determine how and where the HEE MH programme can best support workforce training and education. It is hoped that specific funds will be available for physical health innovation projects.
We very much hope that you can attend this event and take some time away from your clinical area to focus on this key area and develop ideas in collaboration with your counterparts and commissioners from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. This will be a useful opportunity for sharing experiences and identifying opportunities for service improvement and mentorship.
Places are limited so please register if you wish to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Registration will be from 09:45 for a 10:00 start.