Design & Construction in Healthcare

Theatre Programme

Each year this theatre is a ‘must attend’ destination by architects, contractors and clients as it features the latest case studies, findings from post occupancy evaluation as well as the sharing of best practice in healthcare design. This year the theatre will feature presentations from Architects for Health, BIM4Health, ProCure22, specifiers and many more.

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8 October

11.15 - 11.45 Designing for CAMHS: One Architect’s Story

Reflections and insights into designing environments for CAMHS services told over the story of 8 projects and one referral.

The changing clinical models, the key issues and challenges, reoccurring contradictions and future directions.

How CAMHS is becoming the single biggest challenge for Mental Health services in the UK and Design’s role in breaking the stigma.

Speaker: Andrew Arnold – Director, Gilling Dod Architects

11.45 - 12.15 Book of Beasties: Gamifying Mental Wellness Education

Introduction to the Book of Beasties intervention

  • Establishing coping mechanisms and wellness exercises in a child friendly fashion
  • Personifying emotions in a fantasy world environment and speaking through the Beasties
  • Layman’s terms: How personal experience inspired a “revolutionary” resource
  • Using games to address serious subjects such as mental health


Phil J Tottman, Director, Book of Beasties Ltd, and Tom Dryland, Director, Book of Beasties Ltd: Developers of Book of Beasties: The Mental Wellness Card Game

9 October

9.45 - 10.15 How Integrating the Inputs from the STP, CCGs and Providers Can Lead to a More Holistic Service and Estate Strategy

What is the overall process for developing an estate strategy?

  • Provider view: where do our service users come from?
  • Commissioner view: where do our residents go and what lengths of stay?
  • Potential solutions and high level cashflow
  • Work with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership


Helen Pickering, Senior Director, Currie & Brown
Michael Clarke, Consultant, Currie & Brown 

Chaired by:
Jonathan Campbell (DiMHN)

10.15 - 10.45 Red2Green - Project to Improve Flow Through Mental Health Inpatient Services

  • Adding value
  • Reducing bed occupancy
  • Reducing length of stay

Speaker: Mike Caulfield, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Rehabilitation, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

12.15 - 12.45 One Step Closer to Home – Improving the Patient Journey

Speaker: Victoria Phillips, Business Development Manager, Health, Portakabin

Design & Construction in Healthcare Theatre Sponsor – £850 + VAT (5 packages available in total)

  • Logo to feature on walling of the theatre, denoting your company as a sponsor of the Design & Construction in Healthcare Theatre
  • Logo to feature in event catalogue denoting your company as sponsor of the Design & Construction in Healthcare Theatre
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional material on literature racks outside the Design & Construction in Healthcare Theatre
  • Opportunity to place promotional material on seats within the Design & Construction in Healthcare Theatre
  • Logo to appear on Design & Construction in Healthcare Theatre related promotional material, and denoted as a sponsor on relevant website pages!


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