Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing; Current Evidence and Practice. How can I contribute?

Date: Wed 15 May 2019, 10am – 4pm

Venue: Coventry University, Richard Crossman Building; Jordan Well, CV1

Delegate costs:

  • £60 for members
  • £80 for non- members (inc free membership until 31st Dec 2019)
  • £10 students




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Join us at our National Conference to learn about some of the most current and effective mental health promotion interventions. The focus will be on parents and carers, children and young people, the workplace and influencing mental health through community action and the broader determinants of health.

We welcome those involved in public health and mental health promotion, mental health commissioners, practitioners, and those working on the wider determinants of mental health. Poster contributions are invited.

To register your interest in our conference and to receive further details as they are available, please email:

In addition, you are welcome to request our newsletter.


Poster Presentations

We would like to invite submissions for potential poster presentations at the Conference. Please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words outlining the subject of your poster presentations. All submissions need to be in line with the Conference theme and can include subjects such as mental health in later years and difficult to reach groups. Presentations can report on research projects or on projects in practice and community settings. Abstracts can be submitted any time until 1 March 2019 All abstracts will be peer reviewed and you will be notified of acceptance by 15 March at the latest. Specific guidance for the posters will be circulated when abstracts are accepted.

Abstracts should be sent to:


Draft Conference Programme

Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing: Current Evidence and Practice. How can I contribute?


Programme: Morning Session

Welcome from Sylvia Cheater MBE, President IHPE.

Welcome from Coventry University


IMAGE - Keynote speaker, IHPE conference 2019, Claire RobsonKeynote Speaker: Claire Robson (Programme Manager, Children, Young People & Families), Life Course Team, Public Health England.


“Promoting children and young people’s mental wellbeing – an evidence informed approach”




Speaker: From the Mental Health Foundation.

“Promoting Parental and Child Mental Health”


Speaker: Gary Wootten, Hitchmarketing.

“Promoting Mental Health for Young People”

Including ‘Just Talk’ boys mental health campaign, Hertfordshire.


Lunch and Poster Exhibition


Programme: Afternoon Session:

An introduction to the Institute and the Ottowa Charter principles.


Speaker: Dr Diane Phimister, Ph.D, MA, PG Cert, BA (Hons),  R.N.M. Lead for MHFA at Coventry University.

“Mental Health First Aid”


Keynote Speaker: Sean Russell, West Midlands Police Mental Health Lead, Director of Implementation for West Midlands Mental Health Commission.

“Promoting Workplace Mental Health and Reducing Mental Health Inequalities”


Speakers Panel and Conclusions