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Watch On-Demand: State of Mind: UK Mental Health 

A comprehensive overview with Alastair McLellan, Editor of Health Service Journal & Sean Duggan OBE, CEO Mental Health Network of NHS Confederation


"When it comes to NHS changes – it always costs more than people think it will and takes longer to make a difference than people expect."

Alistair McLellan

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On-Demand State of Mind

On-Demand: State of Mind: UK Mental Health

Alastair, as editor of the UK’s leading NHS policy and management title, Health Service Journal, takes a deep dive into the state of mental health across the UK.

From the current crisis and the challenges posed by the ever-changing NHS landscape, towards a better future for the 1 in 4 – Alastair sits down with Sean Duggan and ask the question: how can we deliver quality mental health access and treatment, at scale? 

To watch this fascinating conversation, fill in the form above to access the on-demand video.

A bit about the speakers

Alastair McLellan

Alastair McLellan 

Editor, Health Service Journal 

Alastair 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’s editorship HSJ has set the health agenda as much - and often more - than any national paper. 

Sean Duggan

Sean Duggan OBE

Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Network of 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 has led 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 the 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.

Who is this on-demand video for?

Healthcare professionals

such as therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, and social workers who are involved in delivering mental health services.

Decision makers in the health sector

such as health service managers, clinical directors, commissioners, and policy makers, who are responsible for planning and delivering mental health services.

Education professionals

such as school counsellors and administrators, who are interested in supporting the mental health of children and young people.

Companies and HR professionals

interested in supporting the mental health of their employees.