On 20th February, our health in justice team hosted its first Mental Health Conference alongside partner organisations – Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust; Oxford Health; Inclusion; MPFT; and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust.
Taking place at The King’s Fund in London, the event explored the overarching theme of intersectionality in mental health – while considering its relevance within the health in justice setting.
Guided by a series of special guests, they explored how a patient’s characteristics can influence the perception and treatment of mental health concerns – and how this can impact long-term outcomes for some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
Our expert speakers included:
- Paula Harriot, Head of Prisoner Engagement, Prison Reform Trust
Title: What is the actual value of lived experience?
- Karen Carberry, Executive Director, Trustee of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
Title: Anti-Racist Practices in Mental Health in Justice
- Dr. Lucy Baldwin, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Durham University
Title: Motherhood trauma in the justice setting
- Dr. Rob Baskind, Consultant Psychiatrist and ADHD specialist.
Title: ADHD in the justice setting.
- Dr. Jude Deacon, Director of Forensic Mental Health and Thames Valley Prisons, Oxford Health NHS Foundations Trust.
Title: Integrated systems
- Dr. Tania Rodriques, National Head of Psychological Therapies at Practice Plus Group
Title: “The connection and warm relationship saved me” – Why trauma informed care in Mental Health in Justice?
Complementing this expert insight, the day included a range of workshops to shine a light on wellness practices – including yoga, mindfulness, and creative drawing.
The event was captured by graphic facilitator, Tom Bailey, who created a range of visual resources communicating some of the main points from the day.
Thank you to all of our partners, speakers and workshop hosts, as well as all of the attendees whose presence and unique contributions helped to make the occasion such a success. Here at Practice Plus Group we look forward to putting into practice the learnings from what was an incredibly collaborative event.
For those who couldn’t attend, but are interested to learn more, you can catch up on much of the action from the day using #MHinJustice on Twitter or LinkedIn. Alternatively, take a look at recent episodes of MHTV – a weekly programme featuring different guests talking about mental health related topics – which features complementary content shared in the lead up to the conference. You can find more information, here.
Gain further insight into Practice Plus Group’s Health in Justice offering, here.