Commissioning Early Intervention Services: ensuring quality, cost-
effectiveness and user & family satisfaction in the West Midlands
8 October 2009, Birmingham
THE CHALLENGE: As we move into an era of no growth in resources how can Early Intervention provide a model of service redesign which maximises the use of resources whilst maintaining effectiveness.
Commissioners, mental health leads and EI service leads gathered to hear from world leading practitioners and researchers of mental health provision in the field of youth mental health about why early intervention in youth mental health disorders a good deal.
Dr Jo Smith, Joint National Early Intervention Programme Lead, NMHDU
Prof Pat McGorry, University of Melbourne
Prof Ashok Malla, University of Montreal
Dr Paul McCrone and Prof Martin Knapp, Institute of Psychiatry, London
Prof Max Birchwood, University of Birmingham
Chris Almack, NHS North Yorkshire and York
Dave Sweeney, Mental Health Commissioner, St Helenís PCT
Michael Clark, Research Manager, NHS WM Regional Development Centre