Expert Working Committees

Full List of Committees and Sub-Groups


FIRST WAVE

Social Justice and Citizenship:
Convenor: Bill Haliday, Equality Commission

To consider relevant legislative and other requirements, particularly relating to human rights, discrimination and equality of opportunity; and how best to promote the social inclusion of people with a mental health problem or learning disability and their carers, taking account of employment, housing, education, social security, personal finance and other social issues.

Legal Issues:
Convenor: Master Brian Hall, Master of Care and Protection

To include a review of the Mental Health (N Ireland) Order 1986; the Mental Health Commission; the Mental Health Review Tribunal; the procedures for the transfer of patients to and from N Ireland; issues relating to people who are not able to look after their own property and affairs as a result of a mental health problem or learning disability; and issues relating to people with a mental health problem or a learning disability who are in contact with the criminal justice system.

Learning Disability:
Convenor: Siobhan Bogues, Manager, ARC (NI)

To review policy and services for children and adults with learning disabilities.

Adult Mental Health:
Convenor: Professor Roy McClelland, Deputy Chair of the Review

To include consideration of primary care provision, acute services, rehabilitation and community care for adults with a mental health problem.

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SECOND WAVE

Mental Health Promotion:
Convenor: Professor Alan Ferguson, Chief Executive, N Ireland Association for Mental Health

To include consideration of how best to promote positive mental health in society, with particular reference to the impact of the recently-published Mental Health Promotion Strategy, and how best to meet the needs of people at risk of suicide.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health:
Convenor: Moira Davren, Royal College of Nursing

To include consideration of primary care provision, acute services, rehabilitation and community care for children and adolescents.

Dementia and Mental Health Issues of Older People:
Convenor: Nevin Ringland, Praxis

To include consideration of primary care provision, acute services, rehabilitation and community care for older people with a mental health problem or dementia.

Alcohol and Substance Misuse:
Convenor: Dr Diana Patterson, Shaftesbury Square Hospital

To include consideration of the links between mental health and alcohol and substance misuse, and the provision of the most appropriate assessment, treatment and care for those involved.

Forensic Services:
Convenor: Dr Fred Browne, Chief Clinician, Shannon Clinic

To consider the assessment, care and treatment of people with a categorical mental illness, severe personality disorder or who engage in dangerous or persistently challenging, aggressive behaviour, and who may be in contact with the criminal justice system.

Needs and Resources:
Convenor: Glenn Houston, Chief Exective of Craigavon and Banbridge HSS Trust

To support other working committees in assessing the financial implications of their recommendations.

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ADULT MENTAL HEALTH WORKING COMMITTEE

Membership:

Convenor: Professor Roy McClelland, QUB.

This Committee is conducting its work through 2 Sub-Groups, looking at:

In addition, leads/experts are preparing papers on some specialist policy and related services areas, as follows:

Raman Kapur (Threshold) is drafting a paper on Mental Health Issues in relation to people from ethnic minority groups.

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SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS SUB-GROUP

Membership:
Convenor: Professor Roy McClelland

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COMMUNITY & PRIMARY CARE SUB-GROUP

Membership:
Convenor: Dr Graeme McDonald

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SOCIAL JUSTICE AND CITIZENSHIP WORKING COMMITTEE

Membership:
Convenor: Bill Halliday - Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

This Committee is conducting its work through 2 Sub-Groups, looking at:

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HUMAN RIGHTS & EQUALITY SUB-GROUP

Membership:
Convenor: Lady Christine Eames Human Rights Commission

PROMOTING SOCIAL INCLUSION SUB-GROUP

Membership:
Convenor:

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LEGAL ISSUES WORKING COMMITTEE

Membership:
Convenor: Master Brian Hall

This Committee is conducting its work through 4 Sub-Groups,

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LEGAL ISSUES SUB-GROUP 1

Areas:

Membership:
Convenor: Dr Maria McGinnity - North & West Belfast HSS Trust

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LEGAL ISSUES SUB-GROUP 2

Areas:

Membership:
Convenor: Prof David Bamford - Chair of MH & LD Review & UU

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LEGAL ISSUES SUB-GROUP 3

Areas:

Membership:
Convenor: Master Brian Hall - Office of Care & Protection

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LEGAL ISSUES SUB-GROUP 4

Areas:

Membership:
Convenor: Dr Fred Browne - Chair, NI Section of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

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LEARNING DISABILITY WORKING COMMITTEE

Membership:
Convenor:

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE TASK GROUP

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DAY OPPORTUNITIES TASK GROUP

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MENTAL HEALTH TASK GROUP

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PHYSICAL HEALTH TASK GROUP

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AGEING ISSUES TASK GROUP

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CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH WORKING COMMITTEE

Membership:
Convenor: Moira Davren - RCN

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FORENSIC SERVICES WORKING COMMITTEE

Membership:
Convenor: Dr Fred Browne - Chief Clinician, Shannon Clinic

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MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION WORKING COMMITTEE

Membership:
Convenor:Alan Ferguson - NI Association for Mental Health

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NEEDS AND RESOURCES WORKING COMMITTEE

Membership:

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DEMENTIA AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES OF OLDER PEOPLE WORKING COMMITTEE

Membership:
Convenor: Nevin Ringland - Praxis

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ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE MISUSE WORKING COMMITTEE

Membership:
Convenor: Dr Diana Patterson - Shaftesbury Hospital

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