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.

Meeting the National Access and Waiting Time Standards for Mental Health

9 February 2015, London

Following the Government announcement on national access and waiting time standards for mental health on the 8th October 2014, this conference, chaired by Sean Duggan Chief Executive of the Centre for Mental Health, and with a keynote introduction from NHS England, will focus on how organisations can move forward to meeting the standards across a range of mental health conditions.

Through national updates and case studies the conference will demonstrate how organisations are meeting the initial standard put forward for 2015/16 and preparing for the implementation of the additional future standards.

For further information and to book your place visit or email A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: hcuk20spk when booking.

Psychological Therapies in the NHS 2015

11 & 12 February 2015, London

This is the 8th New Savoy partnership conference on talking therapies. Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, is confirmed to give a keynote speech on the 5-Year Forward View and Talking Therapies.

Day one will look at: A bean counter’s Bill? Will waiting times targets allow managers to take over the asylum? The conference brings together an unrivalled line-up of researchers, politicians, clinical and professional leaders and service user representatives to discuss the challenge and opportunity of this ‘watershed moment’ for NHS talking therapies.

Day two will cover: Joining up is hard to do: how do we integrate mental health and welfare? Bringing together practitioners, commissioners and policy makers at the cutting edge of new thinking and innovative new pilots my fervent hope is that we can offer politicians of all stripes some timely, better solutions than those we have tried to date.

For more information and to book a place, please visit the conference website.

Measuring and Monitoring Quality
in Mental Health

23 March 2015, London

Chaired by Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Centre for Mental Health, this conference focuses on measuring and monitoring quality in mental health including preparing for and learning from the new Care Quality Commission inspections in mental health.

The conference is particularly timely following the announcement of national access and waiting times for mental health. It is essential that the data and quality monitoring information is available at local level to enable organisations to deliver the parity of esteem that has been set down by government.

The conference will start with a focus on developing a shared understanding of quality in partnership with service users and the role service users can play in monitoring quality. The conference will continue to look at the CQC domains of quality services, learning from the CQC inspections to date and understanding how to demonstrate effectiveness in mental health services. The conference will include a national update on quality indicators from the Health and Social Care Information Centre and will demonstrate how you can use quality dashboards at a local level to measure and monitor quality within your service.

For further information and to book your place visit or email A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: hcuk20cfmh when booking.

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.