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Taking Stock 2019

AMHPA and the University of Manchester

Friday, 15 November 2019 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

Taking Stock 2019

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

The following speakers have been confirmed for the event:

Neil Allen Title and content to be confirmed

Having been a stalwart of the event for the last few years, we have invited Neil to deliver the keynote presentation at this year's event. Neil is Senior Lecturer and Clinical Lead of the Legal Advice Centre at the University of Manchester. With particular research interests in mental health and incapacity law, he has published in books and legal journals, teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and lectures psychiatric, social welfare, and legal professionals in mental capacity and mental health matters.

Neil was called to the Bar in 1999 and practises from 39 Essex Chambers, predominantly in the Court of Protection where he is ranked in both the Legal500 and Chambers and Partners Guide to the World's Best Lawyers. He has appeared in cases in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, the most recent of which is N v ACCG [2017] UKSC 22 (Supreme Court, best interests). He is an advisor to various research panels and organisations.

Professor Barbara Taylor The Last Asylum: memories of late 20th century mental health care.

Barbara Taylor is Professor of Humanities at Queen Mary University of London. Her publications include Eve and the New Jerusalem: Socialism and Feminism in the 19th C (1983; 2015), Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination (2003), On Kindness (2009), The Last Asylum (2014). She is currently Principal Investigator on a Wellcome Trust funded project, ‘Pathologies of Solitude, 18th – 21st C’.

Professor Nav Kapur Risk, recession, mental health services and suicide

Nav is Professor of Psychiatry and Population Health at the University of Manchester, UK, and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.  He is Head of Research at the Centre for Mental Health and Safety in the University of Manchester and leads the suicide work programme of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide which collects data on all suicide deaths among people in contact with health services in the UK.  He was Chair of the Guideline Development Group for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) self-harm guidelines (longer term management) and also chaired the Quality Standards for self-harm.  He is currently chairing the NICE guidelines for depression in adults and is topic expert on the NICE guidelines for suicide prevention in the community.  He also chairs the Health Education England/Royal College of Psychiatrists group developing core competencies for clinical staff in the assessment of self-harm and suicidal ideas.  He is a member of the Department of Health’s (England) National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group. He has published extensively on suicide and self-harm with much of his research focussing on how health services might best contribute to suicide prevention.    

Mark Trewin Update on the work of the Office of the Chief Social Worker


Mark Trewin trained as a mental health social worker and an approved social worker under the Mental Health Act. He has worked in Community Mental Health services, Forensic services and Supported Housing. For the last eight years he has been the service manager for mental health services at Bradford Council in Yorkshire, where he has managed an integrated service working in partnership alongside the NHS, police and VCS.
Mark is currently seconded to NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care to work with the Mental Health Act Review, the review of community mental health and on developing the role of the approved mental health professional. He is currently working with the Chief Social Worker for England on her priorities for mental health social work.


Jake Mills Compère and update on the Hub of Hope and Chasing the Stigma campaign


Stand-up comedian, writer and mental health campaigner Jake returns for his third year as compère and to give an update on the campaign he initiated to tackle stigma relating to mental illness and the innovative Hub of Hope which provides information for people experiencing mental health crises nationwide to connect with support.

Chasing the Stigma campaign

Hub of Hope

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 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.

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Do you have questions about Taking Stock 2019? Contact AMHPA and the University of Manchester

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RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music)
Oxford Road
M13 9RD Manchester
United Kingdom

Friday, 15 November 2019 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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