Connecting Community Mental Health Services 2025

Connecting Community Mental Health Services 2025
5 CPD Hours
Birmingham City Football Club, Birmingham
Wed 23 Apr 2025 09:00-16:00
Building on the success of 2024's inaugral community mental health conference, join us for 2025 as expert speakers unpack all the developments from the last year. Find out how services are transforming to bridge the gaps in mental healthcare, boosting recovery and improving outcomes. With specific focus on how you can provide effective, integrated, personalised, placed-based care, this is a must attend in-person networking and learning opportunity.

Save the date: in-person networking and CPD boosting education

Talking Therapies National Networking Forums are pleased to be able to announce the date for 2025's 'Connecting Community Mental Health Services' conference. Taking place on the 23rd April 2025, this enlightening forum will once again bring together professionals from all walks of community mental healthcare and industry professionals. The agenda for this unique event will be developed in the coming months and will focus on the realities of navigating the continued changes in service delivery.

With key focus areas including:

  • Innovative approaches to transform mental health to meet the needs of your population
  • How to collaborate with wider services to realise the potential for national change
  • The Relational and Emotional Strengthening Pathway: managing complex and emotional needs
  • How the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) integrates with wider teams
  • The wider network of support provisions provided through CMH services 
  • Boosting clinical skills when supporting clients with complex and emotional needs  
  • Strategies to co-ordinate effective communication between services to enable patient centred support

How to get involved: attend as a delegate

If you would like to be one of the first to receive the full agenda and speaker line-up as soon as it is confirmed, please reserve your place using the button above. We will then hold a no obligation reservation for you and will email you with the full details in the coming weeks. If you have any questions or would prefer to reach out to us to book or reserve, please call the team on 01732 897788 or email

How to get involved: share your insights as a speaker

Do you have a case study you would like to present? Are you interested in sharing your perspectives with your peers? We would the love opportunity to discuss presenting opportunities with you. Please email the Conference Producer Vanessa Pearce ( who would be pleased to talk to you about how you can get involved.

How to get involved: join us as a sponsor

Talking Therapies Networking Forums are designed to enable talking therapies providers to support healthcare professionals. We are pleased to be inviting sponsors for this forum. If this is something you would be interested in exploring please email Sarah Kemm ( or call Sarah on 01732 897788 to find out about all the engagement and branding opportunities available in the full sponsorship package.

Here are some comments from last years attendees

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"I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Flowed exceptionally well. All speakers were very ‘punchy’ in their delivery of content presented."
- Isle of WIght NHS Trust
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"A great networking experience between primary and secondary care services."
- Vita Health group
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"Really informative and interesting to hear about all the innovation and passion for change within mental health."
- IPS Grow

Grow your understanding of the changing landscape in community mental healthcare

We are thrilled to be planning for 2025's conference after such a successful 2024 event and programme research will very shortly be under way. By incorporating presentations from national leads with case studies from services driving change, this community mental health specific conference will leave all attendees armed with a national perspective and practical insights in how to instigate and bring about meaningful change.

2024's in-person event saw us welcome over 60 attendees on the day.

    We we were pleased to welcome an array of attendees with job titles including:

  • Associate Director of OperationsAssociate Specialist Paediatrician
  • Service Transformation Lead
  • Employment Advisor in NHS Taking Therapies Lead
  • Senior Employment Advisor
  • Service Manager
  • Deputy Head of Mental Health
  • Head of Criminal Justice Care Navigation
  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist / Clinical and Operational Lead
  • CBT Therapist
  • Employment Specialist
  • Senior Contracts Manager
  • Employment Advisor
  • Head of Delivery
  • Data Quality Analyst
  • Mental Health Manger
  • Director of Operations for the Mental Health Clinical Board
  • Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
  • Team Lead - RISE Crisis and Home Treatment Team
  • RISE Crisis and Home Treatment Team
  • Senior Improvement Manager
  • Bid Writer
  • Primary Care Mental Health Lead in North Liverpool
  • Policy & Business Manager
  • Business Coordinator
  • Senior Programme Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Head of Mental Health Infrastructure
  • Community Support Worker
  • Honorary Research Assistant
  • Regional Business Development Director, Health Systems
  • Account Executive
  • Account Manager, Behavioural Solutions
  • Marketing
  • Service Development Lead
  • Behavioural Health Lead
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Clinical Product & Safety Manager
  • Principal Clinical Psychologist
  • National Clinical Advisor, Adult Mental Health Programme
  • Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist
  • IPS Support Lead
  • IPS Grow Lead - Midlands
  • Director of Growth
  • Community Rehabilitation Service Manager
  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist Psychological Lead for Community Enhanced Rehabitation Team (CERT)
  • National Chair, Hearing Voices Network in England, Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London
  • Employment Services Coordinator for Mental Health
  • Business Development Manager
  • Associate Director
  • Community Mental Health Matron
  • Service Lead
  • Community Psychiatric Nurse
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Consultant Psychiatrist Associate Medical Director

    From organisations that included:

  • Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
  • Joint Work & Health Unit
  • Vita Health Group, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Talking Therapies
  • Ingeus UK Ltd
  • NHS England & NHS Improvement
  • Rethink
  • Community Living Well – Talking Therapies (Kensington & Chelsea IAPT)
  • Black Country NHS
  • Talk Wandsworth IAPT South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
  • NHS Bedfordshire CCG
  • Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Talking Therapies
  • Citizen Coaching and Counselling
  • Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Cardiff and Vale UHB
  • Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Coventry & Warwick Partnership Trust
  • Improvement Cymru- Public Health Wales
  • Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS England
  • Nottinghamshire Eating Disorder Service
  • CAMHS ED service
  • South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
  • SilverCloud Health
  • Limbic
  • Mayden
  • SilverCloud by Amwell
  • Inclusion Thurrock - PTS, Thurrock Health Centre
  • NHS England and Improvement
  • Inclusion Thurrock part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • IPS Grow
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Visiting Research Fellow at The Centre for Community Mental Health, Birmingham City University
  • Worcester and Hereford Health and Care NHS Trust
  • PCMIS Health Technologies Ltd

Here are just some comments from attendees on the day

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"Very informative. I have taken a lot away to think about in terms of developing the service to improve the care for our service users. "
- Rise CAMHS
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"It was a well-organised conference event. Good opportunity to network and learned some new concepts and systems available from the sponsors."
- Improvement Cymru
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"A great day, well organised. Excellent. Speakers very informative leaving a lot to think about."
- Staffordshire and Stoke Talking Therapies

Agenda, pricing and full details

In the coming months we will be researching the agenda, building an exciting speaker line-up and finalising details to ensure this event is as topical and relevant as possible.

All the key details including the agenda, pricing and speakers will be made available as soon as we have them.

If you would like to be among the first to see the details please reserve a place using the button above. This is a no obligation reservation. Alternatively, you can email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  •  Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  •  Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  •  Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  •  Organisation details: name and address

Why sponsor a Talking Therapies National Networking Forum

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing talking therapies forums offer dedicated presentations, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be fully  immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact:
Sarah Kemm
Contact: 01732 897788