Welcome from the morning Chair
Chairperson, Mental Health Ireland
The Big Picture: Policy, strategy and effective implementation
OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Sláinte Care: A new era for Ireland’s health service?
Róisin Shorthall TD
Co-Leader, Social Democrats
PANEL DISCUSSION: Moving forward: Implementing mental healthcare policy
As noted by the Economist Intelligent Unit’s Mental Health Integration Index* Ireland is strong on policy but implementation is still dragging its heels:
- Is mental healthcare realistically moving forward?
- How can we increase the speed of implementation?
- What are the barriers to implementation?
Dr. John Hillery
President, College of Psychiatrists of Ireland
National Director, Mental Health Division, Health Service Executive
Dr. Shari McDaid
Director, Mental Health Reform
Laura Louise Condell
Member of College of Psychiatrists of Ireland REFOCUS Committee and Mental Health Service User
The future of neuroscience
Today, prevention and better treatment of mental illness may finally be within reach due to recent breakthroughs in neuroscience. Cutting edge technologies are revolutionising the way we think about, study and approach the development of treatments. In this session, we’ll hear about some of the new tools, new ideas and new collaborations in the quest to develop life-saving, much-needed therapeutics in neuroscience.
Business Unit Manager for Chronic Diseases, Janssen Ireland
Keeping minds healthy: Promoting, protecting and restoring mental health
New models of mental health in primary care
Mental illness versus mental distress versus mental health – are we 30 years behind in our understanding of all three? Is primary care and psychiatry, individually or collectively meeting the needs of our people? Harry shares his insights and experiences as a GP for over 35 years.
Dr. Harry Barry
GP and Author
PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating a mentally healthy society
Dr. Harry Barry
GP and Author
Coordinator of Mental-Health Provision, The High School in Dublin
Dr Matthew Sadlier
Consultant Psychiatrist, Dublin North City Mental Health Services
Country Manager, Lundbeck
Welcome back from the afternoon Chair
Chair of the Mental Health and Capacity Committee of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and Chair of the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association
Technology in real world settings
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Realising the digital potential of mental health
The only way to develop digital technologies that solve real world problems and which are feasible in practice is to co-design them with patients and practitioners. Drawing on examples of both success and failure, what are the best methods and approaches which can be used in practice?
Dr. Victoria Betton
Founder and Director, mHabitat, UK
Is digital mental health effective in the workplace?
Depression, stress and anxiety in the working population can reduce work performance and increase absenteeism. Although there is evidence that these common mental health problems can be preventable and treatable in the workplace, uptake of psychological treatments among the working population is low. Delivery of digital mental health interventions is one way to address this…but, do they work?
Founder and Director, WorkGuru and Researcher, University of Sussex, UK
CASE STUDY: Combining technology with best practice mental health support
Online prevention and intervention for mental health promotion and support is growing rapidly in Ireland. At turn2me, we strive to combine technology with best practice mental health support services and are front and centre of new adaptations online.
Co-Founder and Director, turn2me
Q&A with speakers
LOCKNOTE PANEL: Is the future really digital?
Our panel looks at the challenge of transferring digital health which is shown to work in research settings into real world settings.
- How do we reach the future of digital mental health and what will it look like?
- What are the barriers in our health service to implementing effective digital mental health?
- What are the bridges to more effective digital innovation and implementation?
- How can we ensure mental health apps are clinically sound and socially responsible?
- How should research designs adapt to better measure the efficacy and safety of digital interventions?
LeLecturer, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin and co-founder, Handaxe CIC
Founder and CEO, MyMind
Head of Digital and Communications, ReachOut Ireland