EAST MIDLANDS MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
4TH SEPTEMBER 2019
UNIVERSITY OF DERBY
Our Mental Health Conference on 4th September 2019 at University of Derby was a huge success. We were pleased all of our key note speakers accepted invitations and delivered the most interesting and engaging talks. After being warmly welcomed by our Founder Cathy Cleary and First Steps ED CEO Kevin Parkinson, 150 delegates had a chance to enjoy the lectures presented by world-leading experts.
After attending the morning sessions, individuals also had a great opportunity to network with other professionals
and get familiar with local organisations supporting mental health of adults and children such as:
Derbyshire Autism Services, Project Sharp (CAMHS Nottingham), Happy Space and others.
Our Conference was also focused on promoting wellbeing and raising awareness of mental health and eating disorders.
Many of delegates joined our new #InspireMentalWealth campaign
During the lunch break our delegates could enjoy thought-provoking works presented by artist Caren Garfen
Some of our feedback comments from this year’s conference:
“I thought it was an excellent study day – learned a lot n enjoyed. Well done First Steps – very professional and great organisation from beginning to end”
“Exceptional Conference with excellent Speakers at a very good venue”
“This was a fantastic, eye opening event. I am a GP trainee and learnt so much from it.”
“It was a fantastic day with a lot of great take home points.”
KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
Dominique Thompson was part of the original UK Universities ‘Student Mental Health Services Task Group’
that published new national guidance for closer working between the NHS and Universities ‘Minding Our Future’
with almost 20 years as a GP working in Student Primary Care Health Services
Dr Ian Frampton is a Paediatric Psychologist and Consultant in Eating Disorders
with a background in Clinical Neuroscience
His research concerns the effects of the environment on brain development and hence on childhood
physical and mental health
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