Conference Programme

The Conference features over 50 speakers, with specialist content. Lively and authoritative, it’s THE professional gathering for everyone concerned with the built environment in mental health.

Below is the Design in Mental Health Conference Programme.

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Day 1: Tuesday 16 May

09:55 - 10:00

Welcome

Speaker:

  • Jenny Gill Chairman - Design in Mental Health Network

10:00 - 10:30

Opening Keynote: Can better ‘design in mental health’ help black people thrive?

The over-representation of black communities in detained mental health services is well known. Being ‘sectioned’ is a source of great fear and stigma for black communities. What if we were able to transform such a negative perceptions of inpatient experience? What if we were able to design a positive and healing environment that enabled the... Read more »

Speaker:

Chair:

  • Jenny Gill Chairman - Design in Mental Health Network

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit

11:00 - 11:30

Keynote: Old problems, new solutions

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11:30 - 12:00

Keynote: An overview of Estates & Facilities in NHS Improvement and how we can assist in this new sector

Speaker:

  • Simon Corben Director, and Head of Profession - NHS Estates and Facilities Efficiency & Productivity Division

Chair:

  • Jenny Gill Chairman - Design in Mental Health Network

12:00 - 12:45

Session: Design guidance for 21st century Psychiatric intensive Care Units

The journey from concept to completion and beyond. In May 2016, we started the journey, and in 2017 we will have the finished guidance which will support the design and planning of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs). Recent attention in healthcare has focussed on the architectural design of hospitals, including the impact on patient experience and safety.... Read more »

Speakers:

  • Chris Dzikiti Strategic Programme Manager - NHS England
  • Jenny Gill Chairman - Design in Mental Health Network
  • Caroline Parker Consultant Pharmacist, Mental Health - Central & North West London NHS FT and NAPICU

Chair:

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:00 - 14:45

Breakout: Architects for Health

Woodland View: Rehabilitation, Recovery and Enablement – Karen Flatt, IBI Group At Woodland View 206 inpatient beds are co- located with outpatient and extended community support services. All inpatient accommodation is on the ground floor, enabling free movement across the site irrespective of mobility. Immediate access to private/safe outside landscaped spaces, separate from public areas is provided... Read more »

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14:00 - 14:45

Breakout: MAPS Research Network

Designed for living? Exploring patient experiences of moving and participating in secure settings – Professor Paula Reavey, London South Bank University This paper examines issues of living space for staff and service-users in a medium secure psychiatric unit. Forty staff and service users participated in a qualitative interview study, where questions around the physical environment were... Read more »

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14:45 - 15:30

Breakout: Fire safety in Mental Health

Fires happen in the NHS Fires occur within the NHS and as a mental health & community Trust we are committed to providing a safe environment We are achieving this by Specifying good quality products Working with suppliers on product innovation Structured training, both area and role specific for contractors and NHS staff Effective near... Read more »

Speakers:

  • Karen Byard Fire Officer - Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Darren Kirk Associate Director Fire - Capitec

Chair:

  • Andy Jackson Fire Safety Adviser - Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

14:45 - 15:30

Breakout: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Towns

For good reasons and bad, it is becoming imperative that we support people with mental health conditions to stay out of hospitals and be supported closer to home. In this session we look at: The shifting landscape of support and empowerment Interventions which enable older people and those with dementia How an innovative further education... Read more »

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15:30 - 16:15

Tea Break & Exhibition Visit

16:15 - 17:15

Session: P22 update, EPP and GSL compliant Post Occupancy Evaluation “the Golden thread”

The team from P22 will provide an update on the framework, including their innovation immersive VR Hospital tool incorporating the P21+/P22 Mental Health Repeatable Rooms, together with launching their new P22 Post Occupancy Evaluation Process and Pro-forma for Mental Health in-patient schemes. The presentations will include two pilot case-studies, testing the new GSL compliant POE... Read more »

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Day 2: Wednesday 17 May

09:55 - 10:00

Welcome

Speaker:

10:00 - 10:30

Opening Keynote: Working with Cygnet Healthcare – A Projects Retrospective

Tangram Architects has been working with Cygnet Healthcare for over a decade.  Tangrams first project with Cygnet Healthcare started in 2002 and was for the design of a 90 bed Medium and Low Secure unit in Stevenage.  More recently Tangram secured planning permission for a 65 bed Low Secure unit in Maidstone, the works for... Read more »

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10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit

11:00 - 11:30

Session: Best Practice Guidance

New Health Building Note (HBN) 03-02 Facilities for CAMHS.  Technical guidance recently published by the Department of Health to assist in the development of Tier 4 inpatient units. The guidance should be read in conjunction with HBN 03-01 Adult acute mental health units. The driver for the new topic was the lack of best-practice guidance... Read more »

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Jenny Gill Chairman - Design in Mental Health Network

11:30 - 12:00

Session: Ancora House – Innovation Through Collaboration

A presentation of the of the journey to provide an innovative solution to meet the requirements of CWP’s newly merged Tier 4 CAMHS service.  The presentation will showcase Ancora House as the physical environment that was created for the service, but more importantly convey the extraordinary value that was brought to the process by placing... Read more »

Speakers:

  • Dan Allmark Head of Capital & Property Management - Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chris Tonge General Manager - Villicare LLP
  • Adam Richardson Associate Architect - Gilling Dod Architects

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12:00 - 12:45

Session: CAMHS Model of Care

The New Model of Care CAMHS two year pilot commenced in 1st April 2017, with the Tier 4 budget for the 8 boroughs in North West London transferring to 2 Trusts (West London Mental Health Trust and CNWL). This CAMHS pilot aims to reduce the number of out of area placements, the length of stay... Read more »

Speaker:

  • Lesley Soden Deputy Director of Business and Strategy - West London Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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12:45 - 14:00

Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:00 - 14:30

Breakout: Designing for Autism

The presentation will focus on the key design drivers essential for this complex patient group, including aspect, landscape, threshold, active circulation space and the requirement for robust and simple detailing. The client who is co-presenting will also reflect on lessons learnt and the challenges faced on the recently completed Mitford Adult Autism Unit.

Speakers:

  • Paul Yeomans Director - Medical Architecture
  • John Carson Head of Capital Development and Planning - Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Chair:

14:00 - 14:30

Breakout: National Forensic Hospital in Ireland

Forensic mental healthcare facilities must balance the needs of a therapeutic care environment within a secure setting. Ireland’s national forensic mental hospital was the first such facility in the world when it opened in 1850, but the Victorian building is no longer suitable for the delivery of 21st century models of mental healthcare. STW in... Read more »

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14:30 - 15:00

Breakout: DIMHN/BRE independent product performance testing: quality control for mental health environments

We believe there are many benefits to independent product performance testing to NHS and Private organisations.  At our presentation, we’ll be expanding on some of the key benefits identified and providing an outline draft of the content to be included within the product tests. Reduces time (and money) spent on evaluating products Helps create a... Read more »

Speakers:

  • Philip Ross Board Director - Design in Mental Health Network (DIMHN)
  • Jeff Bartle Head of Design - St Andrew’s Healthcare

14:30 - 15:10

Breakout: Use of Technology in the Environment

Oxehealth and West London Mental Health Trust will present findings from partnership trials of Oxehealth’s unique camera-based patient health and human monitoring activity technology conducted on the Chepstow Ward, Broadmoor Hospital. The successful trials assessed the benefits for both staff and patients of the unique patient monitoring solution in high secure psychiatric environments. In this... Read more »

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15:10 - 15:15

Closing Address

Speaker:

  • Jenny Gill Chairman - Design in Mental Health Network

15:10 - 15:15

Closing Address

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15:15 - 16:00

Tea Break & Exhibition Visit

16:15

Event Closes