Learning Session 18

Published: 21 March 2019

Learning Session 18 has been rescheduled to March 21st 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Filton, Bristol and will be a one day learning event with a follow on evening of celebration & awards. We really hope you can plan to join us and we will be sharing more information over the coming weeks.


Learning Session 17 was a great success. Thank you to all those who attended and helped make it such a great event!


Learning Session 16 is coming soon

Published: 29 May 2018

Learning Session 16 is coming soon: July 4th & 5th at the Holiday Inn, Filton, Bristol, and more information will be shared. The aim of the South of England Mental Health Quality and Safety Improvement Collaborative is to make care safer by improving quality in mental healthcare.

Learning Session 16 will be a two-day learning session with a focus on Quality Improvement methodology, as well as a developing work-stream on “Learning from deaths in mental health”, which will enable delegates to acquire knowledge, receive coaching, and develop some practical skills.  Registration will open soon.


Smoking in Mental Health Links

Published: 21 March 2018

Smoking in Mental Health Programme event

Below are links to films documenting presentations and activities from the recent Reducing Smoking in Mental Health Programme event at Eastwood Park in Falfield, Wotton-under-Edge.  There are also  presentations regarding smoking cessation from the recent Learning Session 15 available in the ‘Resources’ section.


National Work with Qasim Chowdary

Social Marketing with Russ Mood

2gether’s Smokefree Journey So Far

World Café Team Presentations

Q&A Session

TJ 2017 Award Winners

Published: 12 December 2017


Best operational programme

Gold South of England NHS Mental Health Collaborative
Silver – Moto Hospitality Ltd: Achieve in Moto Programme
Bronze  Thomas Cook UK&I: Retail Check-in Programme

Judges’ comments on the winner:
The South of England Mental Health Collaborative recognised the biggest priorities in their entire organisation and, using empowering ways to get the right results and using lean and collaborative means, they achieved their desired results. This should be an example to the profession, both in terms of focus and employee-centred solutions.


Best public sector programme                                                        

Gold South of England NHS Mental Health Collaborative 
Silver – King Abdullah II Fund with IDG: Civil Service Development Project
Bronze – Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council: IMPRESS project training

Judges’ comments on the winner:
This impressive learning collaboration, a partnership across a large number of independent NHS Trusts, drove real improvements affecting the health and wellbeing of patients in a challenging culture. They had excellent approaches to cross-organisational learning that led to really valuable, measurable results.”


Best training partnership 

Gold – Home Office and Virtual College: FGM awareness training
Silver – Tao Leadership and Sky: Invest in BEST
BronzeSouth of England NHS Mental Health Collaborative

Judges’ comments on the winner:
This was a truly excellent and innovative learning design, where the external and internal partnerships ensured an amazingly successful programme dealing with a difficult and sensitive subject.



Using Quality Improvement Approaches to Improve Care Pathways in Mental Health

Published: 19 September 2017

Using Quality Improvement Approaches to Improve Care Pathways in Mental Health

Monday 30 October 2017 De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

A Joint Healthcare Conferences UK and MINDSet Event

A 20% discount is currently available – quote hcuk20cpmh when booking

Chaired by Geraldine Strathdee Clinical Director Mi4, this one day CPD certified event will discuss current developments and future trends in quality improvement in mental health services and address policy issues. The day will offer the chance to network with others, find out how quality improvement is spreading in mental health settings and discuss improvement case studies with mental health clinicians who are using quality improvement approaches. You’ll be able to share your improvement ideas and experiences (successes and challenges!), reflect on your own practice and create a plan to develop your personal effectiveness. We’ll also show you how to use the MINDSet quality improvement tools, how to submit a case study and how to use the resources it offers. You will gain tools, techniques and support to get started on improvement project straight away.

For further information and to book your place visit or email

Follow the conference on Twitter #carepathwaysMH

Learning Session 12 Update

Published: 10 March 2017

The South of England Mental Health and Patient Safety Collaborative Learning Session 12 was held on 8 and 9 March at the Holiday Inn in Filton and was attended by 147 delegates days from 15 member organisations. Participants came together to “all teach and all learn” to improve quality in mental health. More importantly 162 delegates “shamelessly stole” ideas.