Conference 2019 – Poverty, Pathology and Pills

Conference - Day 1

15th Jan 2019

Session 1 - Setting the Scene

Welcome and introduction

Ray Earwicker, Destress Project

Impact of the social determinants of health on the mental health of society

Jessica Allen, Institute of Health Equity

The impact of mental health on communities: the view from civil society

Vanessa Pinfold, McPin Foundation

Session 2 - The DeSTRESS Project

Introduction to the project

Felicity Thomas, DeSTRESS Project Director
University of Exeter

Project methodology

Katrina Wyatt, Lorraine Hansford, Rose McCabe, University of Exeter
Hilary Richardson & Jenna Finch, DeSTRESS Advisory Board

Project findings

Felicity Thomas & Rose McCabe, University of Exeter
Helping Hands Group, Teignmouth

Destress community partners

Mums views on seeking mental support

Session 3 - Links between poverty, deprivation and mental health

Mental health in struggle: community action on austerity and welfare reform

Lynne Friedli, Centre for Welfare Reform

Family income inequalities and self-harm in young people

Pearl Mok, The University of Manchester

Impact of poverty and isolation on mental wellbeing in lone parenthood

Laurie Anne Campbell & John McKendrick, Glasgow Caledonian University

Session 4 - Reconceptualising responses to mental health

Questioning diagnosis and standard treatment approaches

Joanna Moncrieff, University College London

Exploring the impact of social prescribing on health and wellbeing

Bethan Griffith, University of Newcastle

Community-led social prescribing: ‘real life’ stories from Thanet

Kay Byatt, Community Project Worker,
Simone Crouchman and Lola Christopher, SpeakUp CIC

Communities in control: why community empowerment matters

Jennie Popay, University of Lancaster

Conference - Day 2

16th Jan 2019

Session 1 - Mental health policy and practice

Introduction to Day 2

Ray Earwicker, Destress Project

Is ‘parity of esteem’ for mental health just pie in the sky?

Paul Farmer, CEO Mind

The lived experience of ‘austerity Britain’

Living below the breadline: the reality of austerity

Karen Coombes, community volunteer and DeSTRESS Advisory Board

Debt and depression: findings from the DeCoDer project

Adele Ring, University of Liverpool

Violence as a symptom of poverty and mental ill health, not a cause

Tony Bone, Lawyer and Former Chief Inspector, Violence Reduction Unit

Session 2 - Perspective from the policy sector

The policy challenge

Heather Henry, Nurse Entrepreneur, Brightness Management

How can policy help relieve the social causes of distress and improve mental health?

Lessons from home and abroad

Kate Cornford, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development `{`OECD`}`

The public health agency perspective

Gregor Henderson, Public Health England

The third sector perspective

Helen Gilburt, King’s Fund

Session 3 - The role of GP’s in times of austerity

How the RCGP is responding to the challenges of health inequalities

Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)

How can medical education better support GPs working under challenging conditions?

Karen Mattick, University of Exeter

The role of GPs in meeting the challenge of austerity

Chris Dowrick, University of Liverpool

Session 4 - Alternative approaches to mental health in Primary Care

GP/Primary care training materials developed from the DeSTRESS Project

DeSTRESS Project team

Accessing mental health support

Community perspectives

Session 5 - What we have learnt and where do we go from here?

Experiences implementing a new approach in primary care practice

Matteo Pizzo

A new consultation model: different approaches to consultation

Daisy Parker, University of Exeter