Exhibitors at Brighton Conferences
25 - 27 November 2009
Exhibiting at these conferences gives you access to two conferences, a Sense of purpose and Where to with wellbeing? These conferences will be attended by up to 250 people each day and the exhibition is held where the refreshment breaks, lunch and main plenary sessions take place.
This is a great opportunity to meet face to face the decision makers from local mind associations, those who work in social services, the NHS and primary care trusts, government and independent organisations. There is also the chance to join delegates and speakers at the dinner* on both evenings where you will have the opporturtinity to network in an informal environment.
If you would like further information about exhibiting or promotional opportunities at these conferences - contact email@example.com
*dinner is not included in the exhibiting fee
Exhibition stand information
Brighton and Hove Mind
Brighton and Hove Mind works to promote good mental health in our city and across Sussex. It seeks to empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community. We were founded in 1967 and since then have developed into a significant provider of mental health services in our City and across Sussex.
CCBT Computer-aided cognitive behaviour therapy
NICE approved computer-aided cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT)
FearFighterTM is approved by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and included in the NHS guidance for the treatment of Anxiety and Phobia. Research has shown that FearFighterTM improves anxious or phobic patients as effectively as face to face therapy giving sufferers a real alternative to drugs and face to face treatment
Relief from debilitating anxiety and phobias can now be achieved conveniently and confidentially on-line. Phobias and panic disorders afflict 1 in 9 people in the course of their lives and are often extremely disabling. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), relief from these debilitating conditions can be achieved in only a few months and in many cases can last a lifetime.
The traditional obstacles to receiving treatment include long waiting lists, too few qualified therapists, distance from clinics, inconvenience of session times and fear of stigma. FearFighterTM overcomes these issues by offering the opportunity to access CBT confidentially on-line in a secure and convenient setting of the individual's choosing. FearFighterTM is generally available under the IAPT scheme through GP referral and, increasingly, self referral.
The FearFighterTM NMC registered National Nurse Advisor Team reinforce implementation of best practice of cCBT within the mental health arena by working with key stakeholders and undertaking customer training.
FearFighterTM includes a Patient Progress Monitoring System (PPMS) giving support workers the tools to provide support effectively and efficiently, whilst minimizing support time and administration.
Tel: 0121 233 2873
Ecominds is a grant programme which helps people with experience of mental distress get involved in local environmental projects that improve mental and physical health.
Ecominds, which is run by Mind as an award partner of the Big Lottery Fund, is looking to fund smaller projects with grants of up to £20,000 due to the phenomenal success of the other funding sizes
National mental health development unit
NMHDU, launched in April 2009, consists of a small central team and a range of programmes funded by both the Department of Health and the NHS to provide national support for implementing mental health policy by advising on national and international best practice to improve mental health and mental health services.
HCAI and Cleanliness Programme (NHS)
Same-Sex Accommodation Programme
The Department of Health set up the Delivering Same-Sex Accommodation Programme at the start of 2009. It is a time-limited initiative that works to ensure that NHS patients and service users - in all but exceptional circumstances - will only stay in same-sex accommodation during care.
The programme includes:
putting people at the centre: engaging with patients, service users, the public and staff to ensure that same-sex accommodation delivery is relevant and contributes to a better experience.
investing in sustainable change: a Privacy and Dignity Fund for Trusts to enable lasting improvements to the care environment as well as fostering design innovation - the development of new design solutions, using input from service users, to promote privacy and dignity
spreading good practice: working with the NHS to provide 'a fresh pair of eyes' as well as support and resources to help Trusts facing particular challenges in delivering same-sex accommodation.
using levers and incentives: putting into place robust and transparent performance measures to ensure that same-sex accommodation remains a priority and is sustained in the long term.
Find out more
Visit our stand at the Mind conference to directly inform the work being done by sharing your views on same-sex accommodation and find out how you can get involved.
At SMARTfoundations we know Good Health Is Your Best Asset. Our aim: 'Is to give individuals the knowledge and skills to be as healthy as they can possibly be - mentally, physically, and emotionally.'
We seek to reduce stress and enhance health encouraging people to reach their full potential and lead a more fulfilling life. Our courses are designed to motivate and inspire people sustain a journey of wellness. With stress, anxiety and depression being the most common mental disorders in Britain, we are dedicated to supporting increased personal happiness, confidence and wellness. To learn more about our services speak directly to our Managing Director Paula Pluck on 07880561075 or visit www.smartfoundations.co.uk
Alongside our training and education initiatives we also work in partnership with the Sussex Medical Chambers to provide excellent Employee Wellness Checks, Personal Coaching and Wellness Events. The Chambers also offer more detailed Health Screening packages.
Junia Bentley shares 'The Sussex Medical Chambers is one of Sussex's leading providers of independent healthcare. Our team of highly skilled medical staff are committed to providing our clients with a first class professional service. We aim to provide a wide range of services and treatments which are affordable and accessible to all that require them.' www.sussexmedicalchambers.co.uk
Social Investment Business
The Social Investment Business is the largest social investor in the UK, with £400 million to invest through loan finance, support and, in some cases, additional grant finance. Our aim is to substantially improve the capacity of third sector organisations to help them to play an ever greater role in improving the lives of the people and communities they serve.
We currently manage four funds: The Futurebuilders England Fund, that helps organisations to increase their capacity to deliver public services, The Modernisation Fund, a short-term fund, helping organisations that directly support people suffering with effects of the recession, the Social Enterprise Investment Fund, which invests in organisations working in Health and Social Care and, the Communitybuilders Fund that aims to strengthen organisations towards more cohesive communities.
Each of our funds has a different focus, meaning we can support a broad range of proposals. We also understand that loan finance is a new approach to funding for many organisations and are committed to tailoring our funds to suit your organisation's circumstances.
The project must benefit people living in England and the organisation must be willing to use loan finance. Specific criteria apply to each fund, but we can discuss the requirements once a decision has been reached on the funding approach.
Time to change
Time to Change is England's most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems.
To make lives better for everyone by ending mental health discrimination
To inspire people to work together to end the discrimination surrounding mental health