The sixth conference theme is:  Design, Estates, Facilities and Equipment Learning

Have you been involved in the design of a building or interior for mental health service users? Do you have an interesting recent example that you would like to share?

  • Examples from a range of settings; hospital, community or domestic
  • The emotional impact of the environment – art, lighting,
  • What outcomes did you set out to achieve?
  • What challenges did you face? How were these overcome?
  • What ingredients are needed for a successful building project?

   Designing for particular groups (dementia / eating disorders / deaf / autism etc)

Dementia design, dementia and ageing experience, acoustic design, sensory impacts of neurodiversity, biophilic design. Empathetic design. Emotional impact of the environment.

Golden threads required for all conference presentations:

  • Promotion of Health and Wellbeing
  • Equality
  • Sustainable and Technological solutions

Please submit a 300-word abstract summarising the contents and main points of your proposed presentation. Presentations discussing a project or case study in a mental health setting should be submitted by the mental health provider, who should be the main speaker in the piece, with the contractor / architect / consultant etc., as the supporting speaker where required. This will be the key factor in presentations being accepted by the advisory group.

  • All presentations must be presented in English.
  • Presentations should be submitted under the name and with the contact details of the person intending to present them at Design in Mental Health 7-8 June 2023,Coventry Building Society Arena.
  • More than one presentation may be submitted by companies or individuals, but each presentation should be a separate submission.
  • Presentations will be selected on the basis of quality, originality and relevance to the Conference theme.
  • The Conference Committee cannot accept marketing-derived presentations, or those seeking to promote an individual, company, product or service.