Mental Health Conference 2015

The Deputy Prime Minister, together with Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, hosted a major #MentalHealth Conference at the King's Fund on 19 January to discuss the future of mental health services in England.

  1. 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a #MentalHealth problem this year
    1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a #MentalHealth problem this year
  2. The Deputy Prime Minister opened the conference with a speech setting out his vision for mental health services.
  3. Mental Health Conference 2015
    Mental Health Conference 2015
  4. During his speech, he called for a "zero suicide" ambition for all NHS trusts:
  5. New ambition for zero suicides across NHS
    New ambition for zero suicides across NHS
  6. The "zero suicide ambition" is already in place in a Mental Health Trust in Merseyside, as well in the South West and the East of England regions. A mental health programme in Detroit, USA, which signed up to the "zero suicide" commitment, has reported 2 and a half years without a single patient suicide.
  7. The Deputy Prime Minister then took questions before a lively panel debate.
  8. Mental Health Conference 2015
    Mental Health Conference 2015
  9. Mental health campaigners shared their stories:
  10. What keeps me well - Rose and Liam's story
  11. Background on mental health

  12. View a timeline of government's achievements on mental health so far:
  13. Timeline of government actions on #MentalHealth
    Timeline of government actions on #MentalHealth
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