WEBINAR: Effective care planning for people with mental health challenges during COVID-19, 21 Oct 10.30am-12pm

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Think Local Act Personal's view is that people who need to access mental health services are the least likely to be offered support in a personalised way.

As we approach World Mental Health Day we have been working with our partner, the Association of Mental Health Providers, to bring you a powerful insight into the difference a  timely, responsive and co-produced approach can make, and particularly as we prepare for a second wave of Covid-19 and winter planning. 


To hear first hand accounts on effective personalised care & support planning for people with mental health challenges & other needs e.g. autism & learning disabilities, in the context of COVID-19 & service design. Besides the speakers there will be a panel discussion with commissioners, providers, voluntary sector representatives to draw on their perspectives. 

Who should attend

Leaders, policy makers, commissioners, providers, practitioners (people working in the system) and people with lived experience of mental health challenges.


People working in social care, health & related services will understand how to better respond to the needs of people with mental health challenges & their friend & family carers needs, through personalised, co-produced care planning & support.

They will gain insight into what can be done to make those changes in a way that makes sense to people who need care and support- particularly given the additional challenges for people with poor mental health & on the services designed to help & support them, that have arisen as a result of Covid-19.


Martin Walker - host

Martin Walker is the policy lead for self-directed support at Think Local Act Personal. You can follow him @martindavidwal2

Rachel Peacock

Rachel is the CEO, Making Space and Trustee of The Association. Rachel joined Making Space in 2013, having started her professional life as a Community Development Team Leader at Wigan and Leigh CVS. She has a lot of knowledge of small local as well as large national charities, and has worked as a  commissioner. 

Marsha McAdam

Marsha is a member of the National Co-production Advisory Group, a founding member of the Speaker Collective. She  is an active member of the Lived Experience Group for Equally Well and was until recently Co-Chair of the Greater Manchester Personality Disorder Strategy. Marsha wrote a moving blog for Centre for Mental Health, describing her battle with BPD, the stigma a diagnosis attracts and her journey to affect change. 

Isaac Samuels

Isaac is a member of the National Co-production Advisory Group and has lived experience of mental health challenges.  He is involved in steering group leadership roles with People's Committee UEL; Queer Futures at Lancaster University; Research group City University, Redbridge Rainbow committee member; blogger and guest writer at Baseline magazine; Healthwatch member and volunteer at Re:Assure women's project.