Talking Therapies Digital 2024: Improving Outcomes Through Innovation

Talking Therapies Digital 2024: Improving Outcomes Through Innovation
Free 4 Hours
Online Forum
Tue 15 Oct 2024 08:50-13:10

Attend this free online event and discover the latest innovations in online interventions 

Come together with NHS Talking Therapy professionals from across the country and get up to speed with the latest developments in digital therapies. This is your opportunity to equip yourself with the practical strategies to develop your service’s digital pathways, hear the national direction and evaluate the benefits of digital intervention, without adding to pre-existing pressures. 

  • Places are free and you can attend this online forum live or on-demand after it takes place
  • Don’t forget to check your junk folder if you don’t receive your registration email
  • There is a charge for non-attendance without written cancellation – please see the Attendance tab for further details

Successfully incorporate digital tools and implement innovative solutions

Take 3 hours out of your busy day to benefit from invaluable guidance and be inspired by cutting edge research so you will leave equipped with practical ideas from services who are already achieving digital integration. In just one morning, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet colleagues from across the country to benchmark your digital tools 
  • Hear directly from the national team on how they plan for the future of digital interventions
  • Learn how digital innovation is researched, tested and trialled 
  • Investigate therapist-assisted digital cognitive therapy for people with autism 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of digital based therapies for anxiety, worry, and stress
  • Give feedback directly to industry providers to ensure they are providing exactly what you need
  • Converse with the experts on how digital tools translate into meaningful practice
  • Raise your concerns and ask your questions to industry providers 
  • Investigate, as a professional collective, the challenges and successes of digital therapies 

Gain comfort from the shared experiences of colleagues from across the country

Discover how digital intervention can help meet your recovery targets and increase service capacity, plus benefit from: 

  • Meeting each other: turn on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms and benefit from the experiences of colleagues with similar experiences 
  • Listen and learn from expert presentations and ask your burning questions in dedicated Q&A sessions 
  • Take part in facilitated discussions and interactive discussions to share best practice
  • Keep the conversation going by sharing your thoughts and findings through our chat box

Opportunities to sponsor

Talking Therapies National Networking Forums enable providers of Talking Therapy technology and treatments to support healthcare professionals. If you would like to sponsor this forum 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.

Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
  • Who are you, where are you from and what would you like to take away from the day?
  • Share your experiences and challenges of supporting patients with therapeutic technology
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
  • Shared service experiences of digital utilisation
Mona Stylianou, Principal Clinical Lead, Everyturn Mental Health Talking Therapies
National Update
Policy and assurance in digital transformation in NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression
  • How digital tools are being used across the NHS Talking Therapies pathway
  • Update on digitally enabled therapies assessment criteria: practicalities explored
  • Expert insight into digital enablement in NHS Talking Therapies
Rachel Heggart, NHS Talking Therapies Programme Manager, NHS England
Questions and answers with Rachel Heggart
Innovation for neurodiversity
Feasibility study: Assessing an app-based anxiety intervention for autistic people
  • Establishing the usability of a novel app-based anxiety intervention for autistic people in real world clinic settings
  • Assessing the impact of app-based anxiety management tools to improve mental health outcomes for autistic adults
  • Evaluating the future optimisation and implementation (to clinic, through trials) of an autism adapted app-based anxiety intervention
Dr Beth Oakley, Lecturer in Neurodevelopmental Sciences, Kings College London
Delivering innovation
Clinical collaboration with ieso
Representative from ieso
Industry led presentation
  • To book your industry presentation, please contact Sarah Kemm at
Questions and answers with your speakers
Opportunity to meet exhibitors in breakout rooms
Screen break
Interactive discussion: Shared first-hand experiences: digitally enabling your clinical pathway
  • What steps has your service taken to activate digital tools?
  • What are you looking to achieve with digital interventions? Are there any barriers to implementation?
  • What experiences does your service have of digital innovation?
Feedback from interactive discussion: Shared first-hand experiences of innovating your clinical pathway
Digital adaptations for anxiety
Case study: Digital therapeutics for anxiety, worry, and stress
  • Identifying and targeting key mechanisms
  • How to maximise the potency of digital interventions
  • Effective collaborative working together with people with lived experience
Professor Colette Hirsch, Professor of Cognitive Clinical Psychology, King’s College London
Practical digital implementation
Case study: Maximising low-cost digital innovations and automations in our service
  • Reducing administrative burdens through practical automations on your existing IT
  • Exploring which practical adaptations you can make within your budgetary restrictions
  • Investigating our outcomes: case study insight into the benefits of utilising existing programmes
Davy De Geeter, Digital Therapies Lead, Impact on Teesside, Alliance Psychology
Questions and answers with your speakers
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day

Your expert speaker line-up

Hear innovative ideas and discover cutting-edge research from the leaders and services from across the country: 

Mona Stylianou

Principal Clinical Lead
Everyturn Mental Health Talking Therapies

Professor Colette Hirsch

Professor of Cognitive and Clinical Psychology
King College London

Rachel Heggart

NHS Talking Therapies Programme Manager
NHS England

Dr Beth Oakley

Lecturer in Neurodevelopmental Sciences
Kings College London
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Davy De Geeter

Digital Therapies Lead
Impact on Teesside, Alliance Psychology
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Representative from ieso

Past Attendees

Having delivered ‘exceptional’ online courses and welcoming over 1,000 delegates online, Talking Therapies National Networking Forums are delighted to be providing a free-to-access online forum to support your service’s digital progression. Take a look at what last year’s cohort had to say: 

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‘It was great to hear case studies to show how when technology is applied well it can benefit our patients’
- Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
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‘It was very good, informative and worthwhile. Good to hear case studies and to hear how digital tools are being further integrated into mental health services’
- NHS Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
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‘This was very valuable and helped understand I’m not alone challenges that I am facing, it helped me know more about what is possible!’
- Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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‘One of the best online conferences I have attended. Well done!’
- Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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‘Thanks for allowing me to attend your event, it was incredibly helpful and informative’
- Herefordshire and Worcestershire Healthy Minds
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‘Excellent and very well organised!’
- Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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‘Every event I have attended from SBK Healthcare has been run extremely well. The team are very professional and sort out any issues quickly and smoothly’
- Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
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‘Really well organised and interesting content. The case studies particularly’
- Westminster NHS Talking Therapies
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‘Great exposure to new topics and learning opportunity’
- NHS Sheffield Talking Therapies

Limited free, NHS places available, register now!

  • Free to attend for all NHS and Public Sector professionals. 

Cancellation policy

Although your place is free of charge failure to attend without written cancellation will result in a £100 charge. If your circumstances change and you find yourself no longer able to attend please can you inform in writing to the bookings team.

What happens after you make your booking

Once you have booked your place, SBK Events will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking and you will be sent a formal confirmation. If you have not received this within 48 hours of making your booking please check your junk folder and then email or call 01732 897788. .

Approximately one week prior to the conference you will be sent an email which will include all the final details for attendance on the day, including a final agenda.

Terms and Conditions

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

As an NHS or public sector attendee, you are not required to pay for your place. However, as there are a limited number of places available, once booked, if you find you are unable to attend, please cancel your place in writing by emailing the bookings team. This will free a place for someone on the waiting list. Non-attendance without written cancellation will result in £100 plus VAT charge.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.


Substitutions for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, we do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Adding their unique perspectives, we are pleased to welcome our industry partner

ieso was established in the UK in 2000. Since then they have treated over 135,000 patients and built the world’s largest outcomes-indexed mental health dataset. They are expert clinicians, scientists, and digital technologists blending data science and deep clinical expertise to create scalable, effective, and highly personalised digital mental health products.

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