North West Mental Health Conference

Tuesday 18 March 2014 9.30am - Tuesday 18 March 2014 3.30pm
Venue: Peel Hall
Event Type: Health; Conferences

Arranged by local charity Start in Salford, the conference will explore mental and emotional well-being, from recognition and coping strategies to raising awareness; as well as the role that public and community care services have in supporting better health outcomes for people with mental health conditions.

Start in Salford is a creative arts organisation who promote emotional well-being and recovery by providing arts and horticulture activities to individuals who are, or may be at risk of experiencing mental health difficulties or social exclusion.

The conference comes as Start in Salford celebrate its 20th Anniversary and aims to make Mental Heath ‘everyone’s business’ following recognition that it is now the largest cause of disability in the UK, costing the country £77 billion a year.

Other confirmed speakers:

City Mayor of Salford, Ian Stewart
John Woodcock, Labour MP for Barrow and Furness
Professor Tony Warne, University of Salford
Dr Tom Tasker, Clinical Lead for Mental Health CCG Commissioning

Michelle Dennett comments on behalf of Start in Salford: "We are thrilled at the response the conference has already had. Our aim is to get everyone talking about mental health to put it firmly on the map and most importantly reduce the stigma which sadly still exists."

Tickets cost £60. For more details and to book a place go to:

www.startinsalford.org.uk/start-creative/mhconference