Taking Stock 2017 will take place at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on Thursday 19th October 2017.
Our keynote speaker this year is Sir William Charles the Vice President of the Court of Protection, whose detailed and thoughtfully considered judgements will be especially familiar to those following the complex interface issues between the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and also the debate regarding the role of the Tribunal service in relation to the implicit powers of deprivation of liberty in community settings.
We are very pleased to be joined again this year as compère the popular Jake Mills who has recently launched the online Hub of Hope – an information service for people seeking help with emotional distess – that he talked about at last year’s event. Jake remains involved with Chasing the Stigma – the campaigning charity aimed at to challenge the stigma associated with mental illness and emotional distress, which is so often a barrier to people seeking support.
Our Welsh colleagues might already have encountered Mair Elliott who has a powerful story to tell about her own experience of mental health services for younger people and her thoughts about what might be done to provide a better offer of care and support.
On a connected theme, Professor Neil Humphrey from the University of Manchester will be giving a presentation on the notion of risk in relation to mental health difficulties in childhood and adolesence, and in particular work around cumulative risk. Professor Humphrey is the Head of the Manchester Institute of Education and a Professor in the Psychology of Education with current research interests in developing resilience in school children.
We’re also pleased to be joined by Michael Brown OBE, the author of the ever-informative Mental Health Cop blog, who will be sharing with us his insights into the amendments to the explicit powers held by the Police under the Mental Health Act.
Professor Suzy Braye OBE is Emeritus Professor of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Sussex. Professor Braye has written and researched extensively in the field of social work with adults and adult safeguarding and will be presenting on the topic of self-neglect and autonomy.
Dr. Leah Quinlivan, a psychologist and academic at the University of Manchester will be presenting on the reliability of risk scales following incidents of self-harm.
There will be a plenary discussion at the end of the day, inviting the audience and a panel of speakers to develop the themes of the event, overseen by practising barrister and legal academic Neil Allen.
There is a Twitter hashtag for the day – #tstock2017 – so please do tweet before, during and after the event. AMHPA also has it’s own Twitter account – @amhpa_ltd and @ianandrewholt does try to monitor the related activity as much as he can.
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Andrew Holt – AMHPA Chair