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Digital Mindset Event

Bringing together some of the leading services and innovative minds within digital mental health, to ignite discussion and inspire collaboration.

It’s where innovation takes off, services scale, and the community is inspired for change.

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Meet The Speakers


Alastair Campbell

Writer, Communicator and Strategist

Alastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. Still active in politics and campaigns in Britain and overseas, he now splits his time between writing, speaking, broadcasting, charities and consultancy. The books he has written include ten volumes of diaries, four novels, a Number 1 best-selling analysis of what it takes to win in politics, business and sport, Winners and How They Succeed, and two personal memoirs on depression and the pursuit of happiness including Living Better: How I learned to survive depression, which was also a Sunday Times best-seller. In recent years he has become increasingly involved with mental health charities and causes, speaking about his own experience of depression, psychosis and addiction, and of his brother Donald’s lifelong struggle with schizophrenia. A former ‘Mind Champion of the Year’, he is an ambassador for several charities, including Mind, Rethink and Alcohol Concern. He is patron of Maytree, the country’s only charity for the suicidal, and of Kidstime, which supports the children of mentally ill parents. He is a Global Ambassador for Australians for Mental Health.


Alastair McLellan

Editor, Health Service Journal (He/Him)

Alastair McLellan was named 2021 ‘editor of the year’ by the Periodical Publisher’s Association, the Association of Online Publishers and the British Society of Magazine Editors. He is the only person to have won all three awards in the same year. He first became editor of HSJ (Health Service Journal) in 2002, and has led the title’s transformation from a weekly trade magazine into an online intelligence service. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, who was the UK’s longest-serving health secretary, said: “Under Alastair McLellan's editorship HSJ has set the health agenda as much - and often more - than any national paper.


Sean Duggan OBE,

CEO Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation

Sean Duggan has been Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network since 2016. Sean is dedicated to raising standards of care and treatment of mental health services and improving lives of those who use services and their carers. His focus is on influencing politicians, policy makers and heads of public sector organisations and other key stakeholders to deliver evidence-based intervention with a sound economic basis. Sean is a passionate supporter of multi-sector service delivery within mental health and has ensured this is reflected in the membership of the network, which has grown to include independent and third sector organisations, including digital providers and housing associations, under his leadership. Sean has championed partnership working within these specialist areas, leading to the establishment of the MHN's Digital Mental Health and Mental Health and Housing forums. Championing inclusion at all levels and the importance of the service user voice, Sean has overseen the creation of Service User and Carer Representative roles on the MHN board. Training as a registered mental health nurse in 1979 set the scene for a career motivated by passion for the profession and for the professionals within it. Sean ensures that mental health nursing is promoted at all opportunities, with the Mental Health Network and Nurse Directors Network’s Aspiring Nurse Director Programme a recent project. To ensure the continued improvement of mental health services, Sean has influenced health policy on a national level; through his membership of the NHS Long-Term Plan steering group and chairing of the Mental Health Act Review’s 'Addressing Rising Detention Rates' Topic Group. Sean has led on several health economic studies, many of which were eventually included in the NHS Long Term Plan and is pleased to be chairing the Mental Health Economics Collaborative which sees the MHN working in partnership with Centre for Mental Health and the London School of Economics. Criminal justice and prison mental health have been priorities for Sean over the past 30 years; in 2006 he joined the Sainsbury’s Centre for Mental Health as director of Criminal Justice Programme, before becoming Chief Executive. Immediately before this, Sean was Director of Health and Social Care for Criminal Justice at the London Development Centre and offender health consultant for the Department of Health. Sean was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022 in recognition of his services to public health. He was also awarded the President’s Medal by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2013


Judith Chapman 

Industry Expert

Judith Chapman is a clinical services consultant. For three years as Clinical Service Manager (IAPT)  and eleven as Clinical Director at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHNFT), she lead on the design, implementation and delivery of a large change programme to optimise operational performance to deliver a high quality, single point of access service across Berkshire. During her tenure, BHNFT was selected for and accredited by the Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme and was rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) noting it had “continued to build on its innovation as a global exemplar”.


Fergus Walsh

BBC's Medical Editor

Fergus Walsh is the BBC's medical editor and one of its longest serving journalists. He has played a key role in covering the Covid pandemic which included reporting from intensive care units in several hospitals, as well as following the development and deployment of vaccines. Fergus appears mainly on the Six and Ten o’clock TV News on BBC1. His reports are seen globally via BBC World News. Fergus also reports for Panorama, the world’s longest-running investigative TV programme. He can be heard on BBC radio, on the Today programme, BBC Radio 5 Live and on the Newscast podcast. He also writes for the BBC news website. He was appointed medical correspondent in 2004 and medical editor in 2020. Fergus has reported from more than two dozen countries on topics such as malaria, TB, HIV, obesity, genetics, antibiotic resistance, healthy ageing and medical ethics. He has volunteered for several medical trials, including testing a vaccine against H5N1 avian flu.


Helen McGlinchey

Head of Service & Clinical Lead, Schools at NorthPoint

I have been with Northpoint since 2006 and have seen the organisation grow considerably. I believe this is due to us focusing exclusively on mental health and developing innovative new services and diversifying our service models. I hold senior operational and strategic responsibility for all our Schools Services, as well as being their clinical lead. I really value how client centred, responsive, and supportive our staff are in their work with children, families and schools.


Dr Faris Al-Ramadani

GP & Clinical Director, Warwickshire East PCN

Dr Faris Al-Ramadani is Clinical Director at Warwickshire East Primary Care Network and a GP partner at St Wulfstan Surgery in Southam, South Warwickshire. He is passionate about delivering exceptional care to the local population and utilising innovative solutions to address its needs.

Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell

Psychological Assistant & Clinical Online CBT Coordinator, Powys Teaching Health Board

Sarah has worked with children and young people for 18 years in various settings including children’s homes, children’s services, fostering, drug & alcohol and youth services. Her background is in therapeutic interventions with a degree in Arts Therapies and a PCGE in post compulsory education, and training in counselling, youth work, dyadic developmental psychotherapy & CBT. Advocating and supporting young people is Sarah’s passion – her view is “that their capacity for growth and change is fantastic!” Sarah has enjoyed supporting transitions into adulthood for groups of vulnerable young people, the complexities of 16-25 year olds who were NEET, experiencing homelessness and engaging in risky behaviours. She is currently working with the Online CBT All Wales service as a Psychological Assistant & Online CBT Co-ordinator and was a major contributor to the development of the CYP service in Wales.


Pamela Gellatly

CEO, Healthcare RM

Pamela is CEO of healthcare RM which she founded 20 years ago to provide an integrated approach to Employee Health Risk Management. This approach considers the occupational and personal risks across: Safety where the risk involves the person e.g., manual handling; Health where all aspects that may affect a person is considered e.g., work, home life, lifestyle, and Wellbeing where the often-forgotten health risks such as musculoskeletal disorders and mental ill health are integral to every programme in a manner not normally considered. This ensures that the individual is placed at the centre of all Safety, Health, and Wellbeing strategies and that any physical or psychological risk whether related to work (e.g., job tasks) or to the person e.g., excess weight and inactivity) is considered, and where appropriate assessed and addressed. The objective is to improve the likelihood that any “control” or “benefit” implemented to eliminate or reduce these risks or offer support when required are more likely to be beneficial to the employee and the business that the traditional approach to Health and Safety or Health and Wellbeing.

John Church

John Church


John is a leading voice for advocacy for children and young people in Ireland. As CEO of ISPCC, a position he has held since 2018, John is dedicated to ensuring that ISPCC’s suite of services are available to any child or young person in need of them. The areas of mental health and wellbeing including driving innovation through new digital interventions has been a particular focus for John since assuming the his role at ISPCC. John’s credentials in the charitable sector are well established, having previously held CEO roles at Age Action and Arthritis Ireland. John studied science at University College Dublin, International Marketing at the University of Leuven in Belgium and Direct Marketing at Kingston University in London. Before moving to the not-for-profit sector, John had a varied career portfolio in industry, holding senior commercial and marketing roles in The Bank of Ireland Group and The Coca-Cola Company.


Steve Skinner

Service Development Lead, Adult Mental Health Community Division, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Steve is the Service Development Lead for the Adult Community Division in Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust. Prior to this he has held roles as a Clinical lead in NHS Talking Therapies, a CBT Therapist, a Joint Commissioning Manager and a Specialist Nurse in Substance Misuse. He has a strong interest in the development of digital pathways in clinical services and career pathways in psychological therapies. In recent times he has been involved in introducing wellbeing focused cCBT interventions into secondary care mental health teams.


Bertrand Stern-Gillet

CEO & Board Director Health Assured

An experienced, driven, and versatile leader, Bertrand is a board director and the CEO of Health Assured, a provider of health and wellbeing services. Health Assured is part of the Peninsula Group, a global provider of wellbeing, HR, OHS, tax and information services. Bertrand previously served as CEO of the Peninsula Group’s fledgling Canadian operations, navigating them through the 2020–21 global pandemic, whilst increasing the client base and improving profitability. Bertrand is a successful employment and criminal defence lawyer and is experienced in business development, operations, technology, finance, and M&A


Ken Cahill

Chief Behavioural Health Officer, Amwell®

Ken Cahill is the Head of Behavioural Health at Amwell® (NYSE:AMWL). SilverCloud® by Amwell® is the world’s leading digital mental health platform, enabling health care providers, health plans, and employers to deliver clinically validated digital mental health/therapeutic care that improves outcomes increases access and scale while reducing costs. Prior to SilverCloud®, Ken held senior positions in several multinationals including, Dell, HP, and Gateway. Ken has received a number of awards, including the 2018 MedTech Boston 40 under 40 award. He is a chartered board director and holds a BSc. Degree in Computing, Diploma in new business.


Dr Derek Richards

Head of Research, Amwell®

As Head of Research at Amwell®, Derek leads on the strategic research objectives for the company. He is also director of the e-mental health research group in the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin. Since 2002, he has been extensively involved in clinical research, development and implementation of technology delivered interventions for mental health. Over the last 15 years, Derek has built a team of world-class scientists whose published work is cited widely and whose impact has spearheaded continued innovation in digital mental health care.

Douglas Hiscock

Douglas Hiscock CPsychol

Behavioural Health Lead, Amwell®

Douglas has a wealth of experience developing Healthcare Services spanning the Private, Charity and Public Sectors. This ranges from, sitting as an Advisor on Trustee Boards, to managing National and International projects, to running local voluntary services and managing large NHS contracts. Doug’s work in the Public Sector includes working for NHS England on the Regional Performance Team to deliver wider NHS targets, and working alongside the IST team to improve the regional delivery of IAPT targets.As Head of Psychological Therapies for Rethink Mental Illness, Doug had responsibility for six Rethink run IAPT services in England, managing a 10 million budget and ensuring they delivered to commissioning contracts and that the services were compliant with the National IAPT targets. This included the development of robust local management structures and policies to ensure patient and staff safety and working with the IAPT services to identify training needs and commission appropriate courses to deliver the services objectives. He also led as the Head of Performance for ELFT on the implementation of SilverCloud® by Amwell® across 4 service including the IAPT demonstration site at Newham.Doug has extensive business development experience and has led on successful bids to County Councils, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Government Departments, Trusts and the National Lottery.

Alison Bromley

Alison Bromley

Director of Behavioural Solutions, Amwell®

Laura Rodger

Laura Rodger

Lead Senior Health Practitioner, Work and Health Programme at Ingeus

Dr. Richards is part of the executive team at SilverCloud Health. As Chief Science Officer, Derek leads on the strategic research objectives for the company. He is also the director of the E-mental health research group in the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin. Since 2002 he has been extensively involved in clinical research, development and implementation of technology delivered interventions for mental health problems. As one of the most widely cited researchers in the field, Dr. Richards forms part of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, which leads the adoption and integration of digital therapeutics solutions into US healthcare.

Dr Laura Artis

Dr Laura Artis

Clinical Lead for CAMHS Gateway / Principal Clinical Psychologist

Dr Laura Artis has over 14 years experience in providing psychological therapies, supervision, training and consultation within mental health services in the NHS and education settings. She has worked in many different settings, including inpatient services, CAMHS and specialist services for children and young people with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). Dr Laura Artis is also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner/Clinical Psychologist and am a British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist as well as being in the process of becoming a member of EMDR UK (pending application processing).

We delve into the most pressing topics in mental health in the UK today:

  • Keynote with Alastair Campbell: Time to Change the Lens on Mental Health
  • State of Mind: UK mental health
  • Demand for Digital: revolutionising mental health services
  • Children & Young People: setting the next generation up for success
  • Broadening the Horizon: digital mental health in action
  • One Mind in a Million: my story
  • Integrated Mental Healthcare: connecting the dots
  • Awards
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Congratulations to our 2023 UK winners!

The SilverCloud® by Amwell® inaugural Digital Mindset awards honoured the individuals, teams and services who are demonstrating action and impact within digital mental health and who are creating a positive transformation within their communities. Categories included:

•    EAP Program Exemplar - Health Assured
•    Digital Trailblazer - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
•    Product Innovator - Midlands Partnership University
     NHS Foundation Trust
•    Children and Young People Champion Northpoint Wellbeing

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