Centre staff are active beyond the research work they undertake. Here are some of the speaking engagements that they are involved with, as well as events that we are supporting in some other way. Many of the events we run ourselves are smaller and therefore by invitation only, and so don't appear here.

Tackling Long-term conditions: Coordinating care, delivering improvements

29 October 2014, London

To tackle the scale and prevalence of long-term conditions will require service transformation, integration of care and innovative systems. The NHS Mandate set out plans to help people with long-term conditions live healthily and independently.

What progress has been made to ensure that people have the skills to manage their own health, that they have a care plan that is based on their personal needs and that the care they receive is coordinated?

Andy Bell, our Deputy chief Executive, will be speaking at this conference.

For more information, visit the conference website.

NHS Commissioning: Improving Health and Reducing Inequality

6 November 2014, London

The new NHS system has been in place for over a year and all the structures are in place. But how are the new structures coping in designing and delivering services based on need? How is the new partnership with local government working out? And what does the future hold for commissioning in the NHS?

This event will look at how these are working together to improve the health of the nation and will provide attendees with the opportunity to examine and explore the progress that has been made and will also look to the future.

Andy Bell, our Deputy chief Executive, will be speaking at this conference.

For more information, visit the GovKnow website.

Mental Health Works! Conference

6 Nov 2014, Chelmsford

One of our IPS sites, at North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, is holding this conference for employers, service users, commissioners and carers. In it, Dame Carol Black will be speaking about:

  • The business case for good mental health in employment
  • Why it makes sense for employers to look after the mental health of their workforce
  • What employers can do to look after the mental health of their workforce?

To book a place, please email:

Improving Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System

21 November 2014, London

With the Government announcing the results of their review into the use of Section 136 later this year and the commitment of an extra £25 million of funding to join up police and courts with mental health services, this event is ideally timed to update you on the latest changes in the delivery of offender mental health services across the Criminal Justice Sector.

Attend to hear best practice models for dealing with individuals in the CJS with mental health issues and receive expert guidance on essential topics including:

  • Implementing the new Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat
  • Delivering quality care services through joint commissioning and management
  • A review of the operation of Section 136 and Street Triages
  • Working with offenders with personality disorders
  • The role of housing in supporting offenders with mental health issues
  • Effective Liaison and Diversion models

For further information, visit the Capita conferences website.

The Third Annual Mental Health Conference

4th December 2014, London

Mental health is moving up the policy agenda across government; £400m have been invested in improving access to psychological therapies and £16m in tackling mental health stigma and discrimination through the Time to Change campaign.

GovKnow's Third Annual Mental Health Conference will bring together policy makers, drivers, experts, carers and service users to further discuss and debate key issues and evaluate best practice solutions for the future. Key topics for discussion include:

  • Prioritising Mental Health in Public Health
  • Regulating Mental Health Services – Inspecting for Quality
  • Offender Mental Health – A Priority in the Justice System
  • A Supportive Society – Equal Opportunities for Mental Health Service Users
  • Delivering on Dementia
  • Supporting Children and Young People with Mental Health Illnesses
  • The Future of Mental Health Services

Sean Duggan, our Chief Executive, will be chairing this conference.

For more information and to book, visit the GovKnow website at:

Training and development in IPS

Recognising the complexity of implementing an evidence-based practice, we are offering a range of training and development course to help services deliver evidence-based supported employment.

Dates of upcoming courses are here.

Read more in the flyer below.

Download our IPS training and development flyer (283 KB)

Mental Health, Criminal Justice and the Big Society: Everybody's Responsibility

Watch the recent Centre for Mental Health lecture by Sir Keith Pearson and the response by Louis Appleby.