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Network Launch Event

16th & 17th June 2016

MANDEC The University of Manchester

The launch of the NewMind Network was attended by more than 60 delegates from Industry, Health & Social Care Organisations, Academia, Patient Groups and Charities from across the UK. The event featured a jam-packed agenda which focused on the four main NewMind clinical themes: Mood Disorders, Developmental Disorders, Dementia & Serious Mental Illness. Leading specialists in the clinical fields gave detailed presentations on specific clinical needs and delivery contexts.


  • Prof Shon Lewis, The University of Manchester
  • Prof Richard Morriss, The University of Nottingham
  • Professor Chris Hollis, The University of Nottingham
  • Professor David Daley, The University of Nottingham 
  • Professor Tom Dening, The University of Nottingham

Following the keynote presentations, attendees participated in a number of interactive
workshops designed to stimulate 'blue sky' discussion. Each group consisted of representatives from each sector (Patient Groups, Industry, Research etc.) and collaborated to produce scenarios for interventions that could address clinical needs.

The workshop agenda and event report are available here.