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The Future of Mental Health 2021

The Future of Mental Health 2021

May 19,20 2021


Mental health is one of the most challenging issues for the UK and the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant negative impact. 2.1 million adults and 0.6 million children accessed mental health, learning disability and autism services in 2018/2019. 

According to the Office of National Statistics, in June 2020 one in five adults (19.2%) were suffering from depression, a figure which has almost doubled from around one in ten (9.7%) before the pandemic. 

The latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that work-related stress is increasing, with 15.4 million working days lost in the last year and 57% of all working days lost due to ill health being a result of work-related stress.  It is estimated that the cost to the economy of mental health issues is £105 billion in England per year.  In November 2020, after an increased demand for help during the pandemic, the chancellor announced a £ 500m package to support mental health services in England.

Agenda Content and Learning Outcomes*

  • Understand the direct and indirect consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic as part of a recovery plan for the nation’s mental health
  • Discover how local organisations can predict levels of need for mental health support among children and adults in their communities
  • Recognise approaches of creating an environment that promotes the integration of physical and mental wellbeing
  • Hear of methods of improving access to face to face and online mental health services and paying particular attention to people with serious mental health problems at risk of imminent crisis
  • Explore modes of redesigning jobs to support the promotion of long-term mental health
  • Examine the importance of strong line management, flexibility, inclusion and fairness
  • Realise methods of improving integration between primary and secondary mental health services

Benefits of Attending

  • Meet other like-minded professionals and develop new, beneficial connections
  • Through the learning opportunities and sharing of best practice, you will be able to implement improvements in your workplace
  • Impact the wider agenda and be part of future planning
  • Be part of organisations that continue to evolve, improve and innovate
  • Learn how to make the best use of key products and services that can help transform your organisational capabilities


This event brings together Government and the wider public sector, academia and senior leaders from across the health sector to hear the latest policy updates across the industry and address the challenges facing the sector in these unprecedented times.

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Dates and Timings

This is a 2-day event. Day 1: 09:00am – 14:00pm. Day 2: 09:00am – 14:00pm. 

*Agenda subject to change.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 9:00 to Thursday, 20 May 2021 14:00