Morning, Wednesday, 24th October 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine priorities for mental health care in Ireland.
It will include discussion on the Government’s priorities for mental health policy - including improving access to services and support for those in crisis as well as promoting youth mental health through the education system.
The seminar is also timed to examine the next steps in the delivery of the Connecting for Life - Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020, and as the Department of Health reviews the 2006 ‘A Vision for Change’ strategy.
Further sessions will examine the recommendations from the National Youth Mental Health Task Force Report 2017 and the Seanad report on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service - including early intervention, access to services, transitions in care and how to tackle future staffing issues. The agenda will also discuss potential solutions to the challenges facing the delivery of an improved mental health service for young people.
Planned sessions will look at possible measures for raising awareness of mental health issues in the workplace, along with priorities for tackling stigma, developing effective care pathways and ensuring patient participation in care. Those attending will also consider the way ahead for strengthening standards of mental health services, particularly in light of the approval by the Oireachtas of the regulations designating the professions of counsellor and psychotherapist under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.