West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network Event: 'Prevention'

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Woodland Grange

Old Milverton Lane

Leamington Spa

CV32 6RN

United Kingdom

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The fourth network event in the WMMHIN 2016/17 programme will address prevention of mental ill-health and distress.

Prevention is a key priority for NHS England and featured heavily in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health which states that one of the eight principles to underpin reform is that prevention and early intervention must be prioritised.

One of the priority actions for the NHS by 2020/21 is to promote good mental health and prevent poor mental health in order to help people lead better lives as equal citizens. The Taskforce were also told by people with lived experience of mental health problems, carers and social care professionals that prevention is a top priority.

The prevention agenda involves good parenting, and school support, supportive communities, decent housing and good work as well as the opportunity to forge satisfying relationships. This spans local as well as national government so the Taskforce set out some recommendations in order to build on the Prime Minister’s commitment to a “mental health revolution”. To read the report and find out more please click here.

This WMMHIN event aims to prompt discussion and actions around the topic of prevention of severe and enduring mental illness, emerging themes from evidence base as well as current and potential pertinent innovations.


We are pleased to announce that we have four excellent speakers confirmed;

Dr Geraldine Strathdee O.B.E. MRPsych. Past National Clinical Director Mental Health, Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Intelligence Network, Consultant Psychiatrist, Visiting Professor, Integrated Mental Health Programme,

Professor Max Birchwood, Professor of Youth Mental Health, Warwick Medical School

Dr Paul Patterson, Digital Engagement & Public Health Lead for Forward Thinking Birmingham

Dr Lola Abudu, Deputy Director for Health and Wellbeing at PHE West Midlands

Following on from the presentations attendees will be invited to participate in interactive workshops on one of a number of the prevention-themed topics. There will also be a further opportunity for networking and refreshments at the end of the event.

Preliminary Agenda

12:00 - 13:00 - Complimentary light lunch, networking and registration

13:00 - 14:30 - Key note speeches x 3

14:30 - 14:50 - Comfort break and refreshments

14:50 - 15:20 - Presentation

15:20 - 15:50 - Workshops

15:50 - 16:10 - Consolidation

16:10- 17:00 - Networking and refreshments


Woodland Grange is an award-winning conference venue in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire set in 16 acres of beautiful grounds, located at the heart of the midlands motorway and rail network.

Getting there

Travelling by car

Woodland grange is easily accessible from the M40, M42, M6 and M69 within a 20 minute drive.

Travelling by rail

Leamington Spa’s mainline rail station a short distance from Woodland Grange, with frequent direct links into London Marylebone.

Local Bus Services

Check and plan your route here.

Food and Drink

A light finger buffet will be served at the start of the event giving attendee's a chance for lunch and networking during registration.

There will also be ample opportunity for refreshments throughout the day. Attendee's can make use of the various lounges around the venue which offer a plentiful supply of complimentary hot and cold refreshments.


Free easily accessible 100MB wi-fi will be available all day to attendee's.


Woodland Grange if fully accessible to all and there is disabled parking on site.

Please note:

Attendees are advised photographs taken during the event may be used for future publicity and promotion. Anyone who does NOT wish to have their photograph taken please inform organisers on or before the day of the event.

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Woodland Grange

Old Milverton Lane

Leamington Spa

CV32 6RN

United Kingdom

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