Today, Mental Health Matters have commented on the events at the NHS Confederation Expo taking place in Manchester for the past two days.

Sarah Wileman, Director of Business Development at Mental Health Matters, said “The NHS Confederation Expo has been a fantastic demonstration of what can be achieved when the third sector, NHS England leaders and key decision makers come together to discuss the challenges facing the sector and work together to find innovative solutions to better people’s lives and health outcomes.

The Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Wes Streeting’s focus on prevention and the NHS becoming a leader in the digital and technological revolution is one that could have a profound and lasting effect on the accessibility of mental health services as we look to a long term vision within health and social care sector. The acknowledgment by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve Barclay, that the models of support, including the Crisis Café model that Mental Health Matters operates, to prevent those seeking support in a mental health crisis needing to rely on Accident and Emergency is equally welcomed.

Mental Health Matters looks forward to contributing further to the discussions on the future of the sector and the challenges facing it.”