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SASW Mental Health Officers Conference 2019

The Bigger Picture: Policy, Practice and Lived Experience

This event is delivered by SASW in collaboration with the Scottish Government, Social Work Scotland, SSSC and Learning Network West.

This year’s annual SASW MHO conference will focus on the “The Bigger Picture” – the lived experiences of users of mental health services in Scotland, and how these intersect with government policy and social work practice.

The programme will include:

Keynotes from:

John Scott QC, Scottish Government – MHA Review

Dr Ian Cummins, Salford University – Reimagining Mental Health Social Work

Workshops from:

Involved! North Ayrshire – Effective Co-production

MHO Research Network East Partnership – MHO Practitioner Research Highlights

Dale Meller, Professional SW Adviswer – OCSWA Supporting the MHO Workforce

Jo McFarlane & John McCormack – Trauma & attachment repair in relationships between SU & SW/MHOs

Learning Network West – Reflective Practice for MHOs

Dr Ian Cummins – Poverty Aware Practice in Mental Health

SWS & SASW - Current Issues & Challenges in MHO Practice

We will also hear an update on the BASW project on Social Approaches to Mental Health from Ruth Allen, CEO, as well as presentation of the Wilma MacDonald MHO of the Year Award.

There will be time for discussion, networking and information gathering throughout the day. Lunch will be provided.


Further information