United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice



VENUE: to be held at the De Vere Village Hotel, Swansea

DATES: Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June 2016

Key Note Speakers:

Dr Ben Furman, from Finland (Consultant Psychiatrist, Change Agent and TV Personality)

Solution Focus: from mental health clinical practice to supporting people in the wider community

Phil Chick, Mental Health Development Lead for Wales 1000 lives improvement, Public Health Wales.

Implementing the Mental Health Measure” Louise Bazalgette, Development Manager, NSPCC. “National evaluation of our Face to Face service, which uses solution focused practice to support children in care

In 2013 the Welsh Government introduced the 'Mental Health Measure' - the first time in the UK that Solution Focus has been recognised alongside CBT.

This will be the first Solution Focused Conference held in Wales. We will showcase good practice in Wales and beyond from many differing contexts: mental health, supported housing, rehabilitation, employment, older people, disengaged communities (such as people who experience homelessness and substance misuse), coaching and consultancy.

The organising team in 2016 is the South Wales Solution Focused Network, supported by Caer Las.

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