Wednesday 15 March 2017 — Thursday 16 March
Millenium Conference Centre, London

2017 marks the 10th anniversary for the New Savoy conferences: a decade in which we have seen industrialization of delivery models for evidence-based psychological therapies.

Conference topics include:

  • How will we know the truth about whether the mental health strategy is working?
  • Forget brand names - Improving outcomes by understanding how therapy works
  • Why is Depression still Britain’s Biggest Social Problem? What can government do to tackle it more effectively in the next decade?
  • Forget top-down targets - collective leadership, compassion and how to improve staff wellbeing in psychological therapy services
  • Improving your Staff Wellbeing
  • Developing your staff team
  • Commissioning for patient choice
  • Focus on long-term recovery
  • Forget ‘command & control’, forget ‘symptoms’: improving recovery by understanding what that means and how behavioral change happens
  • Reducing the burden of depression for the next generation – results of the IMPACT trial for adolescent depression: CBT versus psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Integrated commissioning for return to work
  • Focus on real recovery
  • Do welfare sanctions undermine our efforts to support welfare claimants with mental health issues to be able to return to work?

The annual BPS/NSP staff wellbeing survey in 2015 showed that almost 50% of the psychological workforce felt conditions of stress, burnout, lack of resources and the target culture left them feeling they were a failure some, most or all of the time. What impact is this having on the care we are offering our patients? Please take the survey again this year and tell us what you think is going wrong (or right) so that we can better support staff wellbeing and more sustainable, compassionate, effective services for our patients.

For more information and to register please visit the event page.

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