Dates for your diary

Published: 25th November 2019

Learning Session 21 will be held on Wednesday 11th March 2020 & Thursday 12th March 2020 at Holiday Inn Filton, Bristol.

We will post updates here when bookings are open, and please also check with the Programme Manager at your Trust. We look forward to seeing you all then.

Thank you to all who attended Learning Session 20!

Published: 8th November 2019

Learning Session 20 was a fabulous event and a great success! We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who attended and helped make this such a fantastically successful event. You all worked so hard and so well as a collaborative, and so  from all  of us at the South of England Mental Health Collaborative – A HUGE THANK YOU!!

Learning Session 19 was a great success!

Published: 29th July 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed in making LS19 a fantastic event! We really appreciate all the hard work and support from everyone, and we look forward to seeing you all again at Learning Session 20!

Dates for your diary – Learning Session 20 will be held on Tuesday 5th November  & Wednesday 6th November 2019.


Restrictive Practice Programme by The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Published: 14th June 2019

The Reducing Restrictive Practice (RRP) collaborative is part of a wider Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (MHSIP) which was established by NHS Improvement (NHSI) in partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in response to a request made by the Secretary of State. The aim of the RRP is to reduce restrictive practice (measured by number of restraints, seclusions and rapid tranquilisations) by 33% in the wards that are selected to take part. In order to meet this aim, the programme will work to:

  • Design the programme in collaboration with experts and experts by experience
  • Provide tools and resources for selected wards to develop their own quality improvement plans
  • Support wards to carry out quality improvement through bimonthly learning days and dedicated Quality Improvement Coaches

To read more and to view available resources, please visit the website at –

Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Published: 7th June 2019

The Zero Suicide Alliance is working in partnership with the Health Innovation Network (HIN) to engage stakeholders to contribute to the design and content of a digital suicide prevention resource.

The resource will become the digital ‘Go To’ source for accessible and evidence-based examples of training, interventions, research and statistical information for all sectors involved in suicide prevention.

You are invited to a workshop to contribute to the design and content of this digital resource.

We welcome delegates from all professions working to prevent suicide. This includes, but not limited to, NHS staff, public health, social services, police, fire service, ambulance services, digital companies, housing organisations, voluntary sector, RNLI, prisons, probation, schools, universities, armed forces and private sector organisations. 

If you have any questions or queries, please email

You are invited to a suicide prevention ‘Go To’ resource workshop in:-

Please choose your location-

Central London Wednesday 3rd July 2019. Register here

Central  Bristol – Tuesday 9th July 2019. Register here.

Central Leeds – Wednesday 17th July. Register here.

Book now for Learning Session 19!

Published: 24th May 2019

We are excited to announce that booking for Learning Session 19 is now open! The 2 day event will be held on 17th & 18th July 2019, at Holiday Inn Filton, Bristol. Please follow the link below to book a place for yourself and your team. We look forward to seeing you all there.

** Please note – Bookings close on 10th July 2019**

The Stranger on The Bridge – The Play

Published: 26th April 2019


The hugely inspirational story of ‘Stranger on the Bridge’ is now available as a play that is uniquely cast and crew completely by a team who have all experienced issues of mental health – whether personally or through caring for a loved one. The aim of the play is to provide a fresh and immersive exploration of mental health, giving an insight into what it is like to hear voices and by doing so continue to challenge stigmas around mental illness and encourage people to feel able to speak openly about this subject matter. 

The play is coming to The Tobacco Factory in Bristol from 14-18th May. You can see more about it including how to purchase tickets at here –

It is also coming to Salisbury Playhouse from 2-4th May.