Mental health social work with children, young people and adults; messages from research and implications for practice

Thursday 21 April 2016, 10.00AM to 4.00pm

Speaker(s): Professor Martin Webber and a range of guest speakers

‌‌‌‌This day will include a combination of research findings and practical workshops on a range of mental health social work topics including;

  • ‘The mental health of boys; why gender matters’, Professor Brid Featherstone, University of Huddersfield
  • ‘Mindapples; the business perspective’, Andy Gibson
  • ‘Mental health, research and the police; a partnership approach’, Professor Martin Webber of the University of York and Inspector Bill Scott of North Yorkshire Police
  • ‘Sharing lived experience in mental health interventions’, Jonny Lovell, University of York
  • ‘The whole family approach to mental health’, Kirklees Council
  • 'New ways to engage with research', Andre Tomlin, Minervation

We are delighted to announce that we will also be joined by Ruth Allen who will speak about 'social work for better mental health; implications for practice from an emerging national improvement initiative' as well as her forthcoming new role as Chief Executive of the British Association of Social Workers. 

For subscribing organisations this is an Adult & Childrens Services event.

For others there is a fee of £120. Lunch and refreshments are included.

Bursaries are available for students and for staff and volunteers from voluntary and community groups and charities; please ask for details.‌


tel: 01904 321237 - email:

Location: Cathedral House, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3LG


Telephone: 01904 321237