Mental ill health accounts for almost 20% of the burden of disease in the WHO European Region and mental health problems affect one in four people at some time in life. Indeed, six out of the 20 countries with the highest suicide rates in the world are in the European Region.
Mental health is everyone’s business. It affects both the lives of people living with mental health problems and the productivity of society as a whole. In many Western countries, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability, responsible for 30-40% of chronic sick leave and costing some 3% of GDP.*
Much is now known about what works in mental health promotion, prevention, care and treatment. But, the challenge now is to implement this knowledge. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit comparison study of mental health and integration in 30 European countries, Ireland has an above-average ranking with our biggest strength being very advanced policy development, but, our implementation record of this policy is poor.
Faced with constant policy implementation challenges, speeding up delivery of Ireland’s vision for its mental healthcare is one of the main issues we’ll be exploring at the Sunday Business Post’s 2nd annual Mental Health Summit. In addition, we’ll look at the new 10 year healthcare strategy (and what it means for mental health services), moving care into the community setting and the effective use of digital technologies in mental health.
- The big picture: A 10-year policy and strategy – are we entering a new era for Ireland’s healthcare?
- Effective ways of investing in mental health
- How can we increase the speed of policy implementation? Is mental healthcare realistically moving forward?
- What works?: New models of mental health in primary care
- Keeping young minds healthy: Tackling mental health in the obvious place – schools
- Using technology to transform mental healthcare: We hear from a global digital exemplar on its innovative use of technology to care for people who use mental health services
- Apps, digital technologies and e-mental health: What’s the evidence and where are the opportunities?
- How to ensure mental health apps are clinically sound and socially responsible
Attendees will be decision-makers in the development and provision of mental healthcare services including:
- The public and voluntary sectors
- Policy-makers and influencers
- Other stakeholders in mental health provision
Previous attendees have come from:
Mental Health Ireland, Dublin North City Mental Health Services, Galway Roscommon Mental Health Services, Waterford/Wexford Mental Health Services, Office for the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director, Cork South Mental Health Services, Louth/Meath Mental Health Services, Health and Wellbeing Division, Kerry Mental Health Services, Sligo Leitrum Mental Health Services, Donegal Mental Health Services, Jigsaw, Lundbeck Ireland, Janssen Ireland, VHI Healthcare, MyMind, Pieta House, Cognitive Behavoural Psychotherapy (Ireland), St. Patrick’s Mental Health Service, St. Vincents Hospital, PwC, Genio, GROW in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Servisource Healthcare, UCC, Mental Health Reform, Lifewise, Allied Admissions, Special Interest Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Bloomfield Health Services, Communicare Healthcare, Pharmacy First Plus Support Office, National College of Ireland, Rehab Group, Tallaght Hospital(AMNCH), Sanofi and many more…
Our leading speakers include:
Read below to see what some of our past attendees have to say about us:
HSE Mental Health
Delighted to be here. Learned a lot and got some good ideas.
Dr. Joe McDonagh
Very good. Great speakers, good material and well delivered. Extremely well-chosen speakers.
Excellent co-ordination, presentations, presenters and networking opportunity. Well done to the organisers.
Adjunct Associate Professor, TCD
Very good, well done.
Our Tickets and Pricing
Single tickets and multi-ticket bundles available
Early Bird Ticket
1 – 3 Tickets
Must End October 12
(Late booker price €350)
Multi-Ticket Bundle A
4 tickets for the price of 3
Must End October 12
(Late booker price €262.50)
Multi-Ticket Bundle B
6 tickets for the price of 4
Must End October 12
(Late booker price €233.33)
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