You can view the videos for the speakers from 2017's Beyond the Therapy Room conference in Liverpool here.  For information on the 2018 Beyond the Therapy Room in Cardiff click here.


Luciana Berger MP

Listen to Luciana Berger, MP for Liverpool Wavertree and former Shadow Minister for Mental Health,  as she discusses the political landscape in relation to mental health and psychological wellbeing.


Angela Byrne & Shirin Mustafa – Building Bridges

Angela Byrne (East London NHS Foundation Trust) and Shirin Mustafa (Compass Wellbeing) discuss their work in bringing together NHS psychology services, faith groups and the local community in Tower Hamlets, East London.


Karen Shannon – CAT and the YMCA

Karen Shannon discussed her approach to working with clients with multiple complex needs at YMCA, which incorporates principles of Cognitive Analytic Therapy into an organisational framework, guiding indirect working by supporting other professionals. This session was not recorded.


Vikki Baker & Sarah Davidson - Resettle

Resettle is a service that works with men on their release from prison who have complex social and psychological needs. Vikki Baker and Sarah Davidson spoke about the value of working with teams to develop understanding and offer supportive therapeutic relationships within an enabling and validating environment.


Richard Slinger – Supporting Emotional Wellbeing in Schools

Richard Slinger discussed his innovative work with local schools, which incorporates use of a formulation-based approach to help teachers and school staff support the psychological and emotional needs of students.


Mike Watts – Narratives of Recovery; The Role of Peer Support

Drawing on his own experience of recovery and his doctoral research exploring narratives of recovery stories, Mike Watts gave this talk on the importance of peer support and social interaction in facilitating improved mental wellbeing.


Workshop – Positive engagement with the media

This workshop focussed on how we can work to engage with the media to support positive developments in the way mental health and wellbeing are conceptualised and responded to. The workshop groups were co-facilitated by a psychologist and one of our ‘media experts’; Mark Brown (@MarkOneinFour), Simon Stuart, Ngunan Adamu & Naomi Mwasambili.

The event took place at The Gateway Centre, 71 London Road, Liverpool, L3 8HY. The event is non-profit and run at cost price to keep ticket prices accessible, with lunch included.