Reducing inequality in mental health access, experience and outcomes

15 Jun 2022
The Forum
Mental health , Quality & clinical improvement

The impact of the pandemic will be felt for years to come. Despite impressive improvements in mental health services, unprecedented levels of demand due to the pandemic mean that the continued transformation of mental health care has never been so important.

The increased prevalence of mental health need we are seeing makes reducing the inequality experienced by people with mental health needs more important than ever before. Reducing inequality in mental health access, experience and outcomes, as well as being the right thing to do, will have positive effects for the local populations that Integrated Care Systems serve.

This session will explore how mental health services will transform to address the rises in demand, how addressing mental health needs advances equality, and the role of ICSs in facilitating and driving this.

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network - NHS Confederation
Erk Gunce, Expert by Experience (Mental Health Equalities) - NHS England and NHS Improvement
Jacqui Dyer MBE, National Mental Health Equalities Advisor - NHSEI / HEE / Black Thrive
Samantha Allen, Chief Executive - North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (NHS)
Zoe Reed, PCREF Joint Strategic Lead and FTSUG - South London and Maudsley NHS FT