A MEETING OF MINDS – THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR AND MENTAL HEALTH

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Book your place now at A Meeting of Minds, the next Voluntary Sector Assembly

This event will look at current mental health service provision in Manchester and the role of the voluntary and community sector, both as a provider of information and services and as an employer


A MEETING OF MINDS – THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR AND MENTAL HEALTH
Monday 3 June
1.30pm-4.30pm
Band on the Wall

The Mental Health Foundation estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem. There is still a taboo about discussing mental health and it can be hard for people to get the help they need in the places they need it. Over the last few years, there has been an increased demand for mental health services and support. The voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector has a vital role in both mental health service provision and also wider support that enables people in the community to keep well. Amongst other factors, the growth of social prescribing has brought this role to the fore.

This Voluntary Sector Assembly will look at current mental health service provision across Manchester and examine the VCSE role with case studies from a range of organisations looking at different ways of delivering mental health services in the community and workplaces. Also, there will be a range of participative workshops looking at how we can lead the way in addressing these issues. Please join us for what should be an interesting afternoon of discussion and information sharing.

Agenda

1.30pm                 Introduction                                                      
Mike Wild, Chief Executive, Macc

1.45pm                 Mental health – setting the scene                     
Simone Spray, Chief Executive, 42nd Street and Gail Heath, CEO, Pankhurst Trust

2.20pm                 Workshops
1) Managing mental health – Manchester Mind
2) How can we lead the way as a sector? Mike Wild
3) What issues affect VCSE CEO wellbeing and how can they be addressed? Victoria Jones, Macc and Charityworks

3.05pm                 Break

3.20pm                 Case studies
– Owl and Coconut
– Wai Yin Society

4pm                      Interactive session – What does a place-based role look like?
Chorlton and Whalley Range Dementia Action

4.30pm                 Finish
To book a place at this free event, please visit https://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/policy-and-influence/voluntary-sector-assembly-upcoming-events
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org