Plymouth Mental Health Network, a unique group of individuals and organisations, dedicated to improving mental health services across Plymouth, is hosting its fifth annual conference on Wednesday, March 20.
The conference, aimed at promoting positive partnership working between service users, carers, private, public and third sector organisations, hopes to attract delegates from Plymouth and across the South West.
Sharon Claridge, chair of Plymouth Mental Health Network, told the PRSD: “While the Chancellor of the Exchequer attempts to address the economic challenges of country, mental health service providers constantly face the challenges of meeting service user expectations which, in this current economic climate is becoming more difficult as access to funding streams is becoming more difficult.
“Effective partnership working and innovative practices are crucial. The forthcoming conference will be an opportunity for delegates to share their experiences and knowledge to create partnership working practices that are not only responsive to need, but also ensure a quality of life for people with mental health issues, their carers and families.”
The event will be facilitated by Professor Steve Onyett, an expert in leadership and teamwork, with a sound background in mental health issues.
Keynote speakers for the day include Steve Woollett, chief executive of South West Forum; Nick Pennell, director of Plymouth and District Mind and Gary Wallace, a public health specialist.
The conference takes place at the Holiday Inn, Armada Way between 9.30am and 4.30pm.
Anyone interested in attending the event should contact the conference coordinator on 01752 512283 or email email@example.com