9:00

Welcome from the morning Chair

Maria Molloy

Maria Molloy

Chairperson, Mental Health Ireland

The Big Picture: Policy, strategy and effective implementation

9.10

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Sláinte Care: A new era for Ireland’s health service?

Róisin Shorthall TD

Róisin Shorthall TD

Co-Leader, Social Democrats

9.30

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

Dr. John Hillery

President, College of Psychiatrists of Ireland

Anne O’Connor

Anne O’Connor

National Director, Mental Health Division, Health Service Executive

Dr. Shari McDaid

Dr. Shari McDaid

Director, Mental Health Reform

Laura Louise Condell

Laura Louise Condell

Member of College of Psychiatrists of Ireland REFOCUS Committee and Mental Health Service User

10.15

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.

Lisa Wallace

Lisa Wallace

Business Unit Manager for Chronic Diseases, Janssen Ireland

10:35

Morning Break

Keeping minds healthy: Promoting, protecting and restoring mental health

11.05

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

Dr. Harry Barry

GP and Author

11.30

PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating a mentally healthy society

Dr. Harry Barry

Dr. Harry Barry

GP and Author

Patsy McCaughey

Patsy McCaughey

Coordinator of Mental-Health Provision, The High School in Dublin

Dr Matthew Sadlier

Dr Matthew Sadlier

Consultant Psychiatrist, Dublin North City Mental Health Services

Pat Campion

Pat Campion

Country Manager, Lundbeck

12.15

Lunch

1.20

Welcome back from the afternoon Chair

Joan Doran

Joan Doran

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

1.25

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

Dr. Victoria Betton

Founder and Director, mHabitat, UK

1.50

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?

Stephany Carolan

Stephany Carolan

Founder and Director, WorkGuru and Researcher, University of Sussex, UK

2.15

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.

Oisin Scollard

Oisin Scollard

Co-Founder and Director, turn2me

2.35

Q&A with speakers

2.45

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?
John Saunders

John Saunders

CEO, Shine

David Coyle

David Coyle

LeLecturer, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin and co-founder, Handaxe CIC

Krystian Fikert

Krystian Fikert

Founder and CEO, MyMind

Naoise Kavanagh

Naoise Kavanagh

Head of Digital and Communications, ReachOut Ireland

3.30

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