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.

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.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

27 March 2015, London

Our National Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Conference provides vital insights at a pivotal time for the IAPT programme. As we reach the March 2015 deadline for access and recovery targets, this conference unites leading experts and practitioners to review the challenges and successes of the programme.

Gain actionable strategies into the expansion of IAPT to new areas including severe mental illness (SMI), learn how services are successfully meeting recovery and access targets, and developing their workforces and adopting new technologies to increase access to therapy.

Key topics covered include:

  • Innovating the commissioning of IAPT services and examining payment by results and any qualified provider (AQP) and the practical implications for IAPT service delivery
  • Workforce development including innovating and developing the career path of the psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP)
  • Utilising technology to increase access to IAPT services including the use of webinar to deliver group therapy
  • Exploring the success of the SMI IAPT programmes: what lessons can be employed in future expansion programmes

Andy Bell, our Deputy Chief Executive, is chairing this conference.

For further information please visit or contact Ben Aslet on / 0207 960 7711.

National Multiple Needs Summit

22 April 2015, London

People facing multiple needs experience homelessness, substance misuse, mental health problems and contact with the criminal justice system.

Across the country a growing network of service providers, commissioners and policy makers are working together across sectors to find new ways to support these individuals.

Join this vibrant network on 22 April 2015 as it gathers in London for the National Multiple Needs Summit. Tickets are just £50; book your space now to avoid disappointment:

This event has been jointly organised by Big Lottery Fund, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, John Ellerman Foundation, LankellyChase Foundation and Making Every Adult Matter, a coalition of Clinks, DrugScope, Homeless Link and Mind.

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.