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Taking Stock is an annual national conference jointly promoted by the Approved Mental Health Professionals Association (North West and North Wales) and the University of Manchester (the School of Law and the Applied Mental Health programme).

More information for the event can be found at the AMHPA website.

We are awaiting final confirmation from a couple of the anticipated speakers and we already have definite confirmation from the following presenters:

Our keynote speaker this year is Sir William Charles the Vice President of the Court of Protection, whose detailed and thoughtfully considered judgements will be especially familiar to those following the complex interface issues between the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and also the debate regarding the role of the Tribunal service in relation to the implicit powers of deprivation of liberty in community settings.

We're also pleased have Michael Brown OBE with us - the author of the ever-informative Mental Health Cop blog, who will be sharing with us his insights into the amendments to the explicit powers held by the Police under the Mental Health Act.

Professor Suzy Braye OBE is Emeritus Professor of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Sussex. Professor Braye has written and researched extensively in the field of social work with adults and adult safeguarding and will be presenting on the topic of self-neglect and autonomy.

We will be joined again this year by the popular Jake Mills as the compere for the event. Jake has recently launched the online Hub of Hope - an information service for people seeking help with emotional distess - that he talked about at last year's event. Jake remains involved with Chasing the Stigma - the campaigning charity aimed at to challenge the stigma associated with mental illness and emotional distress.

Mair Elliott has presented at numerous conferences and written online about her experience of having multiple mental health diagnoses and will be sharing her personal insight into both the conditions and the experience of using mental health services as a young adult.

Dr. Leah Quinlaven, a psychologist and academic at the University of Manchester will be presenting on the reliability of risk scales following incidents of self-harm.

There will be a plenary discussion at the end of the day, inviting the audience and a panel of speakers to develop the themes of the event, overseen by practising barrister and legal academic Neil Allen.

The conference brings together many leading legal, policy and mental health practitioners and commentators, whose work has shaped the law and practice in this field. It provides an opportunity for discussion and debate, and will be of especial relevance to those who are affected by the legislation, be they service users, advocates, health and social care practitioners, lawyers, researchers, independent sector service providers and policy activists.

Please note: There is an option this year to pay by invoice via Eventbrite booking. The option for 'Pay By Invoice' is given as an alternative to 'Pay By Card' - please contact us via the email address below if you have any problems with booking.

For queries contact the organisers via email: takingstock2017@gmail.com


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