Improving Mental Healthcare for people who are homeless

The audience enjoyed talks from a range of speakers working in mental healthcare and with homeless patients.

Delegates heard from speakers including the NSPCC, who presented on the mental health of homeless babies, how to make Positive approaches to Dual Diagnosis from a lead Dual Diagnosis nurse, a talk from a Court Liaison Mental Health Nurse working in the Justice system and a speaker from St Giles Trust on how to support better mental health for young people.


The mental health of homeless people – a key public health issue
Lily Makurah, National Programme Manager, Public Mental Health, Public Health England
The mental health of homeless babies, and strategies for intervention
Dr Alice Haynes, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, NSPCC

Positive approaches to Dual Diagnosis

Cheryl Kipping, Lead Dual Diagnosis Nurse, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Nursing, mental health and the justice system

Katie Harrington, Court Liaison Mental Health Nurse, Westminster Magistrates’ Court, West London Mental Health NHS Trust

Supporting better mental health for young people at risk

Evan Jones, Head of Community Services – Senior Management Team, St Giles Trust


Additional resources

NSPCC – All babies count information

Bramley G, Fitzpatrick (2015) Hard Edges: Mapping severe and multiple disadvantage The Lankelly Chase Foundation

Chesney et al (2014) Risks of all-cause and suicide mortality in mental disorders: a meta-review

Event details

Date and time

27th March 2016
9 am - 5pm


DeafBlind UK, Peterborough

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