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Invitation to attend joint PHE and LGA Public Mental Health Summit 2016

28th January 2016

Public Mental Health Summit 2016: Maintaining Momentum

Wednesday 23 March 2016 – 09:30 to 17:00

London

The joint Public Health England (PHE) and Local Government Association (LGA) Public Mental Health Summit 2016: Maintaining Momentum takes place on Wednesday 23 March 2016 in London.

Building on the back of three previous PHE mental health summits, PHE and the LGA are pleased to announce the first joint Public Mental Health Summit. This free to attend summit will provide the opportunity for attendees to network, exchange and share ideas on best practice.

This summit will showcase examples of embedding public mental health into different workstreams and discuss case studies of local public mental health work. Specific focus will be given to practical activity and the importance of local government to promote positive mental health, prevent mental illness, prevent suicide and improve the lives of people with, and recovering from, mental illness.

There are sessions around children’s mental health in the programme.

They will also be considering responses to the imminent Mental Health Taskforce independent report and introduce you to national work on wellbeing and public mental health being taken forward collaboratively between PHE, LGA, NHS England, local government, the voluntary sector and others for 2016/2017 and beyond.

Also announced, to mark the first joint summit on mental health hosted by PHE and the LGA, they are inviting poster presentations to be included in the conference programme.  Please see the Abstract Submissions section of the event website for further information.

Registration and coffee will be from 08:30 to 09:25 and the summit will run from 09:30 to 17:00.

The event will take place at The Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington, London SE11 5SS.

If you have any questions about the summit, please send an email to [email protected]