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.

Working Therapeutically in the Criminal Justice System

7th Annual International Conference Counselling in Prisons Network

9 & 10 July 2014, Durham University

This two-day international conference features workshops looking at contemporary issues for therapists working in the CJS such as trauma, bereavement, personality disorder.

Booking is now open online at the Durham University website

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.

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.