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MAHSC Mental Health Domain Showcase


29 September 2022

10:00 - 15:30

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On 29th September 2022, the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) Mental Health Research Domain will be bringing together specialist researchers, clinical staff, academics, and other professionals in the field of Mental Health research and clinical care from across Greater Manchester to take part in the latest of a series of research collaboration workshops supported by Health Innovation Manchester.

The event will be held from 10:00 - 15:30 on Thursday, 29th September, at The Life Centre (235 Washway Road, Sale, England, M33 4BP) as well as offering online joining capacity. The event will be aiming to welcome around 50 in-person attendees, with around 100 spaces available for joining the session remotely.

The aim of this session will be firstly to showcase a number of exciting projects and research opportunities currently ongoing within GM, and to develop new ideas and collaborations within Mental Health research. The event will be comprised of a set of keynote presentations from our partner organisations and academic institutions in GM, as well as from the MAHSC Mental Health domain, followed by a group discussion focusing on:

• Sharing ongoing research projects and areas of expertise

• Identifying research priorities for the region as a whole and the teams within GM

• Creating novel ideas for mental health research to address unmet need

• Fostering new collaboration between research teams to advance research potential

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10.00 Introduction to the showcase: Prof Karina Lovell, Shôn Lewis
10.10 Data science and mental health inequalities in Greater Manchester. Roger Webb.
10.25 The principles of health innovation. John Sainsbury.
10.40 Parity of esteem consultation. Janine Owens
10.55 Q&A
11.05 CAHMS digital interventions. Pauline Whelan.
11.20 Digital approaches to self-harm. Celeste Foster, Salford University
11.35 Digital assessment of postnatal mood. Emily Eisner
11.50 Virtual reality and psychosis. Liz Murphy
12.05 Q&A followed by breakout group discussion and feedback: Relevance of digital mental health.
12.45 Lunch
1.15 BAY/STADIA trials. Bernadka Dubicka
1.30 Key learning from the Manchester Resilience Hub: Impact of the Manchester Arena Attack. Pratibha Chitsabethan, Louise Hussey
1.45 PACT parenting for children with autism. Jonathan Green.
2.00 Culturally adapted intervention for Black African and Caribbean families. Shenitta Anderson
2.15 Q&A
2.25 Improving assessments after self-harm. Leah Quinlivan, UoM
2.40 National implementation work on suicide prevention and self-harm. Pauline Turnbull, UoM
2.55 Supporting service users to manage the hunger side-effects of antipsychotics (the SUSTAIN study. Andrew Grundy (service user post doc)
3.10 Developing the Hidden audio Experience: “ADAM”. Paul Hine and Aneela McAvoy
3.25 Q&A followed by breakout discussion groups: How best to involve service users in innovation? Facilitator Karina Lovell.
4.15 Feedback, next steps and close

649 studies in Greater Manchester area are looking for people like you to take part.