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The Hope Centre Special Launch and Conference Event – Ballymena @ The Hope Centre
Apr 24 @ 10:45 am – 2:30 pm

Special Launch and Carers Conference Event

You are invited to a special event at The Hope Centre to launch our new social enterprises (Hope Market and Hope Creative) and our programme of events and activities for the coming year.  The event will also celebrate some of our achievements and projects over the past twelve months.  We will have a number of special guests in attendance at the event which is supported by Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

The launch will be followed by our annual Carers Conference Event, which this year is around the theme of families and we are delighted that our special guest speaker is Conor McCafferty from Zest NI. This part of the event is supported by Big Lottery funded Connecting Older People Programme.

The agenda is as follows:

10.45am – Registration

11.00am – Special Launch Event

12.00pm – Buffet Launch and Refreshments

1.00pm – Conor McCafferty and other Guest Speakers.

If you would like to attend this event then please RSVP to ben@hopeballymena.com or adele@hopeballymena.com by 12th April 2018. Alternatively, call The Hope Centre on 02825632726. Places for the event are strictly limited so please register early.


5th Annual Improving Mental Health Outcomes Conference – Manchester @ The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Apr 25 all-day

Invitation to attend

We would like to invite you to the 5th annual Improving Mental Health Outcomes Conference. We have had an amazing response so far and seats are filling fast! Contact Colette on 0161 376 9007 or book to reserve yourself a seat!

As supporters of #TimeToTalk & #CAMHS week, we are offering 30% off across all sector types.

Invoice options are available and this exclusive offer is only valid on new bookings only and cannot be redeemed against existing bookings.

Book your discounted place here and enter discount code: TimeToTalk

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Event Topics

“IPS: Addressing the countless costs of poor mental health”

The recent Thriving at Work report found that poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year. IPS supports people with severe mental health difficulties into employment.

“Reaching the frontline”

A new survey has found that the government’s commitment to parity of esteem between mental and physical health services is being undermined by a failure to ensure funding increases reach the frontline. What actions can be taken to make a difference to service users and service providers alike?

“Mind over Marathon”

Mental and physical health is closely linked, and taking up sport or exercise can benefit our psychological wellbeing – Chevy will discuss projects he has led and explore the impact on mental health and wellbeing.

“Rethinking commissioning, funding and outcomes”

Commitment towards the target of one million more people receiving the care they need by 2020/21 includes a road map of actions required of commissioners and providers to improve services. Transparency of spending, independent scrutiny of investment and commissioner plans should help ensure outcomes are improved.

“Effective early intervention strategies”

There has been £149 million invested in CCGs for children and young people’s mental health in 2016/17 and a further £25 million from NHS England to improve waiting times and reduce backlogs. The aim is that by 2020/21 95% of children and young people will access treatment within four weeks for routine cases and with one week for urgent cases.
Reserve Your Seat Now

If you would like assistance registering your place please contact Colette Hodson on 0161 376 9007 and he will be happy to assist. If you are awaiting funding you can request us to hold your place today to ensure you do not miss out.

Please also note that a full lunch will be provided and refreshments will be available throughout the course of the day.

Charity Sector

£160 + VAT

Public Sector

£230 + VAT

Private Sector

£495 + VAT


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NI Maternal Mental Health Conference, May 2018 @ Riddell Hall
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


The National Childbirth Trust in partnership with Sure Start, Moment.Health and PANGS NI will host a one day conference on Maternal Mental Health and are inviting health professionals along, in particular those on the front line providing services to mothers suffering with a perinatal mental illness.

The conference will be an insightful and informative day with speakers from a variety of backgrounds including our keynote speaker Professor Siobhan O’Neill from the University of Ulster who will be speaking about the long term impact of perinatal mental illness on children.

Find out more at http://www.cypsp.org/ni-maternal-mental-health-conference-may-2018/

Book your place by clicking here http://tinyurl.com/y8zkd3af . We are offering the first 50 delegates a reduced rate using the promo code MMHMATTERS.