Theatre 7: Mental Health

Below is the 2019 agenda. The 2020 timetable will be released closer to the event.

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March


11.00 - 11.30

Dr Srinivas Lanka

Measuring Outcomes in Neuropsychiatry

It’s essential for all stakeholders to be able to track the progress of service users at all times using an intuitive and holistic outcome measurement tool. Dr Lanka’s talk will focus on Cygnet Health Care’s outcome measurement tool, GAP-Np, which acts as a dashboard, detailing time sensitive progress in each clinical area of need, areas of concern and scope for further improvement.


12.30 - 13.00

Sarah Vibert

Addressing the mental health needs of people with neurological conditions – Key recommendations

In 2017 the Neurological Alliance published the report – “Parity of esteem for people affected by neurological conditions”. It was a report that brought to the fore the cognitive, emotional and mental health needs of people with neurological conditions. This seminar will focus on the key recommendation outlined in the report in order to improve services and outcomes for people affected by neurological conditions.


13.15 - 13.45

Dr Jennifer Foley

Assessment and management of psychological issues in Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease has been described as the ‘quintessential neuropsychiatric disorder’. In this seminar, I will discuss the psychological issues that frequently occur in Parkinson’s disease and best practice for their assessment and management.


14.00 - 14.30

Dr Anita Rose

Mental Health After Brain Injury

This session will consider the psychological changes that often occur following a brain injury, such as depression, anxiety and anger. Such changes have a significant impact on all areas of a person’s life, and also those around them. The main outcome of this session is to provide information and strategies to support those who experience psychological change following a brain injury.