How can BC value mental health and physical health equally?
June 7th, 2018 at 12.00pm PST
BC has experienced some dramatic political shifts in the last year, with a new provincial government that has made a commitment to ensure that people in need of mental health and addiction services can “ask once, get help fast.” Now is the time for us to #GetLoud and push for real, meaningful policy change that values mental health as much as physical health. But how can BC move from policy commitments to accessible supports and services that keep people well?
What can we learn from other countries on this journey?
In this webinar, Chris Naylor, a Senior Fellow at The King's Fund, will discuss the changes that have taken place in policy and practice in the UK since the government announced its commitment to parity of esteem in 2014. He'll share some examples of successful programs that have been developed in response to the UK's mental health strategy “The five year forward view for mental health” and identify opportunities for and challenges in turning strategy into services.
Chris Naylor, Senior Fellow, Policy
The King's Fund
Chris conducts research and policy analysis and acts as a spokesperson for The King’s Fund on a range of topics. He is also an executive coach and works with leaders in the health system to support change at the local level. He contributes to The King’s Fund’s work on integrated care and health system reform, and has particular interests in mental health and community engagement.
Chris joined The King's Fund in 2007. He previously worked in research teams at the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and the Institute of Psychiatry, and has a Masters in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has also worked at the Public Health Foundation of India in Delhi.