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Implications and Opportunities of the Long Term Plan and CMHT transformation for Older Peoples mental health

28 October 2020 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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We know that older people suffer serious discrimination in mental health services.

Money is coming NOW to implement The Long Term Plan and we need to be ready.

As many of you will know the LTP describes ‘new community-based offer that will include access to psychological therapies, improved physical health care, employment support, personalised and trauma-informed care, medicines management and support for self-harm and coexisting substance use... and proactive work to address racial disparities’.

The Long Term Plan explicitly discusses “adult and older adult” services and this is an extremely welcome development.

NHSE with HEE  are commissioning training courses to provide increased access of psychological therapies for  people with serious and complex mental health needs being referred to as those with “Complex Emotional Needs”.

This program of work is being referred to as IAPT SMI (Increasing access to psychological therapy for people with serious mental illness)

A number of training courses have been commissioned across the country to train people in: Structured Clinical Management (SCM) and Mentalisation Behaviour Therapy MBT. With others namely: Dialectal behaviour therapy  (DBT)  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis ( CBTp) and Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) to follow. It is acknowledged that here is a real absence around the needs of older people. There is a keenness and willingness amongst those at NHSE and HEE to begin to address this with the help of the Faculty.

The aim of this webinar is to:

  • inform and update our members of the LTP CMHT transformation agenda
  • Share intelligence with each other from around the country
  • Galvanise and energise the ideas and actions around ‘briefing papers’ going forward


Dr Amanda Thompsell is newley appointed National Specialty Advisor for Older peoples mental health with NHSE. She has been chair of Older People Faculty RCPsych. She originally trained and originally practised as a GP before switching to working in old age hospital medicine, and then retraining in old age psychiatry. For many years she provided clinical leadership to the Care Homes Support Team working with care homes with nursing in Lambeth Lewisham and Southwark to improve the mental and physical well being of the residents and provide training and support to care staff. She is now responsible for a specialist care unit caring for elderly individuals with severe mental and often physical health needs. She was member of London Dementia Strategic Clinical leadership group – leading on Improving quality of care across all settings and a Regional Old Age Representative for South East London for Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has a special interest in the role of technology in dementia care, end of life care.

Registration is now open and available online only.

FPOP Network members Free
Society Members £48.50
Non-Members £80.00

*All prices include VAT

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If you are a non-Society member of the Faculty, please email us with your membership number to obtain the Faculty discount code.

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