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:
John Scott QC, Scottish Government – MHA Review
Dr Ian Cummins, Salford University – Reimagining Mental Health Social Work
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.