New Savoy conference enters its eighth year

Care and support minister Norman Lamb and Paul Burstow MP will be among guest speakers at the New Savoy conference which takes place tomorrow and Thursday in London.

Now in its eight year, the annual event organised by the New Savoy Partnership which lists the ACP among its founding signatories, will deliver a full programme of speeches and workshops discussing issues relating to psychological therapies in the NHS.

Key note addresses will cover topics such as what the next government should do to tackle the mental health gap in the next five years. Workshops will explore issues concerning how to enhance IAPT outcomes as well as Thrive! a new paradigm for organising children and young people's mental health delivered by Professor Peter Fonagy and Dr Miranda Wolpert.

When the original New Savoy Declaration was issued in 2007 more than 60 organisations welcomed the first commitment by government to enable universal access for anyone with depression and anxiety to NHS-funded psychological therapies. The Declaration was reissued in 2012 to reflect the wider scope of the campaign to persuade the Coalition Government to extend accesss and choice to everyone, children and young people and older people, as well as people across the spectrum of mental health problems.