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Mental Health Social Care

Mental Health Social Care 2019

Research findings informing practice and policy

An annual CPD certified event from Making Research Count and the Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King's College London on mental health social care.

Monday 7 October 2019 (1.15pm-4.30pm)

Sherman Education Centre - lecture theatre
4th floor, Southwark Wing
Guys Hospital


1.15pm Registration & tea/coffee

1.30pm Welcome from the Chair. Jo Moriarty, Senior Research Fellow, HSCWRU, King’s College London

1.35pm Cannabis based treatment for agitation in dementia - a discussion of ‘how’ & ‘why’. Chris Albertyn, Old Age Psychiatry Research Portfolio Lead, IOPPN, King’s College London           

2.00pm My story: Our future – findings from an oral histories project exploring the lives of people who use early intervention services for psychosis. Rose Thompson, Senior Research Manager & Gary Coyle, Peer Researcher, McPin Foundation

2.25pm Capacity, unwise decisions & best interests: exploring practitioner and public views on the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Maddie Tait, ‘Think Ahead’ Social Work Masters Student & Newly Qualified Social Worker, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust 

2.50pm Tea/coffee

3.10pm Does the timing of a move to a care home affect the mental health and well-being of people with dementia and their carers? Laura Cole, Senior Research Associate, HSCWRU, King’s College London

3.35pm Why is almost all online training so bad? The importance of identifying what the workforce actually needs. Robert Calder, Research Assistant, HSCWRU, King’s College London

4.00pm Responding to the needs of older hostel residents with memory problems: messages from a national study. Jill Manthorpe, Director, HSCWRU, King’s College London

4.25pm Closing comments from the Chair

4.30pm Close                                                                                                      

This event is free to attend and open to all but places are limited. Book your place online via Eventbrite.

Follow us at @hscwru  | Suggested event hashtag: #MentalHealthSC



Conference organiser: Jess Harris

Previous Mental Health Social Care conferences (under the auspices of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit and Making Research Count): 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014



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