TOG Mind at Mental Health: Forward Thinking – The Implementation Plan
On Thursday 16th March, Mind and TOG Mind co presented at Open Forum Events Conference – Mental Health: Forward Thinking – The Implementation Plan, providing detail on the wealth of MIND services provided nationally whilst also presenting what’s working on a local level in Oldham with IAPT Plus and the Active Monitoring Programme.
This was the fourth annual Mental Health conference supporting NHS staff, organisations and other parts of the system in delivering the changes required to improve mental health care for all. The agenda examined how to practically implement key recommendations and priorities, detailed real life examples of new models of care and provided insight and progress on the local and national service improvements that are driving better outcomes.
TOG Mind focus was on innovation and developments in mental health support locally and Jason (Project Manager – Oldham IAPT Plus) referenced in detail the successful Active Monitoring Programme, partnership work with our 33 clinical partners, development of our Community Model, social prescribing and general positive outcomes for participants, providing various quotes and an audio visual case study.
A presentation in the afternoon by Andy Burnham MP reinforced the morning message from TOG Mind around social prescribing, asset building locally and effective partnership development to help provide fast and effective access to mental health support.
The conference was a great success providing a real opportunity to evidence the success of the Oldham Active Monitoring Programme and how we are supporting Healthy Minds to meet prevalence, whilst allowing for meaningful networking opportunities with GP’s, Commissioners and the wider public.