Conference Room A Seminars

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote Room A – Design in Mental Health Network – an Update

09:50 - 10:10

Creating a Centre of Excellence for Forensic Services

The £50m redevelopment of Northgate Hospital, Morpeth, brings together all of the Trust's secure services from currently dispersed sites, consolidated into a single integrated secure centre of excellence. It was one of the first projects of the New Hospital Programme to start construction after successfully navigating the complex NHSI business case route.

Designed around the concept of a 'village campus', the new medium secure hospital at the heart of the development, offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor settings for relaxation and activity, to provide a meaningful day for patients. These settings range from bedrooms to living spaces, and sheltered gardens to open courtyards, with opportunities for both structured and unstructured activity and sports. A key aspect of the design of the environment has been to relieve boredom and lower the risk of challenging behaviours and poor physical health.

Although the project is currently under construction and will be significantly built by the time of the conference, the presentation will focus on the project's complex journey and highlight key aspects of the design:
• balancing the needs of security against the competing demands of a therapeutic environment;
• explaining complex design issues in simple and easy to understand diagrams;
• rethinking the design of key spaces to mitigate boredom and promote activity;
• the importance of a strong concept when budget pressures build;
• making the landscape design work to its full potential and its importance in the daily lives of patients and staff.

Speaker:

10:10 - 10:30

The Meanings of Place and Space in Forensic Psychiatric Care – And Their Implications for Interior Design, Patient Wellness and Staff Work Environment

This presentation takes its point of departure in a recent study of patients' experience of the physical environment in a forensic psychiatric hospital. Findings show that the physical environment plays a significant role to meet the patients' basic needs and creating meaning, which this environment struggled with. The learning that could be extracted from the shortcoming of this hospital's interior design (the 1970s) is important to acknowledge and bring into the process of designing new facilities, both for the sake of the patient's wellbeing as well as for the staff's work environment.

Speakers:

  • Franz James Senior lecturer and Designer - University of Gothenburg
  • Sepideh Olausson Senior Lecturer in Critical Care - Sahlgrenska Academy
10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 11:20

Children’s Mental Health Facility Design in the United States

Speakers:

11:20 - 11:40

Red Kite View – a New Chapter in CAMHS Design

Red Kite View - A New CAMHS Unit for West Yorkshire realised through a pandemic.

Red Kite View is a new in-patient CAMHS unit for West Yorkshire, nestled into little woodland in Leeds for Leeds York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Challenges faced during the project was progressing through COVID, not least including the trust embarking on an extension to the project as a pandemic response during construction.

The project uses elements of biophilic design, with the form of the building meandering through the wooden landscape.

Gilling Dod Architects designed the big elements of the building architecture and the smaller details such as door handles and maps for service user welcome packs.

 

Speaker:

11:40 - 12:00

Lessons Learnt Designing CAMHs schemes

Speakers:

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:30

Keynote – Room A: Designing a Mental Health System for Equality #BetterTogether

Speaker:

14:35 - 15:35

Seclusion: Do We Need It? What Should It Look Like?

Join the Design In Mental Health Network (DIMHN) for an open interactive round-table discussion and design workshop with advice and expert insight from a host of special guests including facility designers, managers, clinicians, experts by experience, product specialists and academics.

Each discussion will be carefully facilitated and ideas documented by DIMHN for future reference.

For specific practical design discussions join the ‘Designer In The House’ on the DIMHN stand after the session.

Pre-booking by conference delegates is needed for this session as there are limited places.

Speakers:

16:00 - 17:00

Clinical and Design Principles for an Eating Disorders Unit

This session will explore the needs of severely ill patients with Anorexia admitted to a specialist Eating Disorder Unit. We will reflect on the current situation and the processes and design considerations that will respond to the Service’s vision for the new build and support recovery.

Speakers:

17:00 - 19:00

Awards Ceremony

17:00 - 17:30

Exhibition and Close

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote – Room A: Mental Health In Design

Before you are a Keynote speaker. An architect. A designer. A product developer. A secretary. A parent. Sibling. Friend. Neighbour. Or any other label that you are given.

You are a human being.

I believe everybody has mental health.

We all have history. We all have memories. We all have experiences, likes, dislikes, fears, phobias, moments of joy, excitement. etc

If we don't look after and take care of ourselves, we can't look after anybody else or even do our jobs properly.

By getting to know ourselves and knowing what we need to do to take care of ourselves, we can be better prepared for what may happen & carry on with our lives.

My work is about people learning to discover what they need and what they don't need in their lives. I encourage people to understand that they are not on their own and lots of us have difficult times. What might be difficult for you? Maybe easy for me. What might be easy for you may be impossible for me. Once we learn about ourselves, we can explain about ourselves when we can explain about ourselves, we can help other people feel comfortable in talking about what's going on for them.

My motto is, “No one is better off or worse off than anybody else?“

Speaker:

  • Nick Smith Former Service User - Missing Peace Wellness and Support
09:50 - 10:10

Destination Net Zero: Transforming NHS Estates Into the Hospitals of Tomorrow

The Decarbonising Health Partnership (DHEP) is led by Wates with a multi-disciplinary team of built environment specialists including Arup and HKS Architects to develop a process that we can use to help NHS Trusts to develop their decarbonisation strategy for their estates, in particular their retained estates.

The team has developed a process which specifically focuses on delivering progressive decarbonisation through improvements in the built environment, such as building fabric and building services systems.

When a holistic approach between fabric and services is taken to ensure an optimum solution, and not isolated to component parts, it addresses the following key concerns:
• Improved patient experience and welfare
• Clinical outcomes that are future proof
• Enhanced staff wellbeing and productivity
• Better integration with wider health and social care infrastructure

The process embraces a range of smart decarbonisation solutions which our partnership of multidisciplinary built environment specialists use to work with individual NHS Trusts to develop a bespoke solution suitable and relevant to their requirements on their existing and new estates through a four-step process:
1. Brief
2. Optioneering
3. Validate
4. Solution

MAIN POINTS FOR DISCUSSION AT DESIGN IN MENTAL HEALTH 2022 FORUM:

We are currently in the process of working with several NHS Trusts to put into practice our proposal.

The key challenges that we are facing in our implementation is the lack of data including utility (gas and electricity) billing, BMS recorded data, HVAC services drawing, As-built building services equipment, O&Ms, etc. We believe this challenge extends to mental health facilities.

For our proposal, we would like to host a workshop on how WE as an industry can fast track the collection of data to develop quick/mid/long term solutions to reduce energy use and target near zero carbon in NHS retained estates.

We believe it requires a collective effort to tackle this net zero challenge the NHS has targeted.

Speaker:

10:10 - 10:30

A Service User Approach to Zero Carbon

In 2020, The NHS declared its journey to net zero vision. This ambitious vision includes mile-stone targets for an 80% reduction in the carbon footprint by 2028-2032 and a 100% reduction in the carbon footprint by 2040 (net zero carbon performance). Achieving these targets demands that we collaborate, acting now, acting decisively, and acting correctly.

This is a great ambition, and it must be delivered whilst maintaining a service user first approach to care. Based on feedback from service users given in the 2021 Design in Mental Health Conference, the environmental conditions within rooms has a pronounced effect on their well-being, health and recovery.

It is therefore essential that any energy and carbon reduction measures are not introduced to the detriment of maintaining consistent environmental conditions.

This presentation will discuss this topic and present engineering analysis results of the affect to standard bedroom arrangements, covering the following:

  • energy consumption
  • carbon emissions
  • capital costs
  • operational costs
  • intelligent systems
  • asset management
  • MMC
  • Prefabrication
  • digitalisation

The aim will be to demonstrate how each arrangement and solution perform against compliant benchmark environmental conditions.

Learning objectives:

  1. Review of room environmental conditions that affect patient health
  2. Understanding of the building services requirements to achieve optimum room environments for service user health and recovery
  3. How to achieve zero carbon emissions in mental health buildings.

 

Speakers:

10:50 - 11:30

Break

11:00 - 11:30

Elgin and Appin Wards, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow – Case Study

Recently opened new build 2x 20 bed units for Adult Acute and Older Adults with functional mental health issues respectively.  Built on the 1904 Poor Law Hospital campus adjacent to Listed 120 year old and new award winning acute buildings alike, this case study provides many excellent learning opportunities, including: engagement process & collaborations; urban to detail design; sustainability and net zero design; to logistics of construction on a challenging site. There is also learning on the commonalities and differences for the design and operational services for these two distinct mental health groups.

Speakers:

  • David Ross Director - Keppie Design
  • View full profile for Andrew BaillieAndrew Baillie Chair of Self-Harm Reduction SLWG & Assistant Head of Capital Planning - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
11:30 - 12:00

A Revolutionary, 150-Year-Old Vision for Mental Health Care Inspires the Design of the Newest Mental Health Hospital in North America

Sheppard Pratt is one of the largest providers of the full continuum of mental health care services in North America with an international reputation. Founded in 1853, its philosophy of care was revolutionary for its time and still inspiring and relevant today:
• Courteous treatment for all patients
• Patients were to have privacy, sunlight, and fresh air
• A curative environment combining science and experience for the best outcomes

Original to the vision of "comprehensive care for all," Sheppard Pratt now provides medical education and training, research, public education, community outreach, outpatient programs, schooling and residential treatment with a focus on community-based healthcare.

In 2009 Sheppard Pratt purchased property outside of Washington, D.C. with the intent of replacing a leased facility that they operate nearby. In 2018 construction of the new campus which includes an 85-bed inpatient hospital, day hospital programs, a crisis treatment center and educational programs began.

The new hospital "Sheppard Pratt Baltimore / Washington" opened in August of 2021. The campus also has a mental health ambulatory care center planned for the park-like campus.

The new hospital is revolutionary in its design and holds true to the tenets that Sheppard Pratt was founded on. We will explore:
• Patient and family dignity
• Striking a balance between patient safety and healing environment
• Utilization of the "park like setting" in the healing process
• Natural light and views
• The importance of direct, outdoor access for all patients
• Future opportunities for research in mental health facility design

Speakers:

12:20 - 12:40

Returning Home: Advancements in Veteran Mental Health

As part of the largest healthcare system in the US with the greatest number of mental health patients, the VA system has a substantial impact upon the mental health design landscape. Several new projects and design guides have been deployed that evolve these design drivers further. Starting with the VA's new Inpatient Mental Health Design guide, which covers both residential rehabilitation as well as new or renovated inpatient psychiatric facilities throughout the United States. Both the Inpatient and Outpatient design guide captures a number of trends, from supporting women's mental health with specific planning principles that address military sexual trauma victims such as specific design templates and unit types. As well, the advancement from semi-private to private patient rooms, addressing combat trauma, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD that are unique to this patient population. Not limited to inpatient facilities, such projects as the new VAMC Puget Sound Mental Health & Research facility, embodies these principles to serve formerly homeless veterans, those experiencing substance use disorders and other comorbidities while advancing mental health research. These trend influences both major hospital campuses such as the recent renovations of VAMC Bay Pines campus to smaller community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) such as the VA Butler CBOC, among numerous others. These project case studies will highlight emerging design trends that evolve and elevate veteran mental health.

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12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:30

KEYNOTE – Room A: Rebuilding Recovery: Springfield Hospital x Hospital Rooms

Speakers:

14:35 - 15:35

Seclusion: Do We Need It? What Should It Look Like?

Join the Design In Mental Health Network (DIMHN) for an open interactive round-table discussion and design workshop with advice and expert insight from a host of special guests including facility designers, managers, clinicians, experts by experience, product specialists and academics.

Each discussion will be carefully facilitated and ideas documented by DIMHN for future reference.

For specific practical design discussions join the ‘Designer In The House’ on the DIMHN stand after the session.

Pre-booking by conference delegates is needed for this session as there are limited places.

Speakers: