The integral role of social work in adult mental health services

16 Jun 2022
Mental health learning theatre
Mental health

This session will set out how Think Ahead recruits, trains and develops mental health social workers, who can form an integral part of the mental health workforce across the NHS.

We will present the case study of the partnership between Think Ahead and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Delegates will hear about how a strong social work presence can improve the design and delivery of mental health services. You will also hear directly from the trust about its current challenges, opportunities, and the impact of working with Think Ahead.

This session will promote the opportunities of third sector organisations and public sector mental health services working together to tackle the urgent recruitment and retention challenges facing the sector.

Ella Joseph, Chief Executive - Think Ahead
Ryan Bush, Mental health practitioner and care co-ordinator - Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Suzanne Edwards, Deputy Chief Executive - Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust