New NICE Guidance for the Treatment of Depression: Implications and Evaluation

This conference is being hosted by UCL Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology. Bookings are being taken directly with UCL. Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a registered stakeholder body for NICE Guidelines.  

Both systematic and unsystematic reviews agree that NICE guidance is the best available healthcare guidance in the world and mental health guidance has had a major role in establishing the reputation of this institution. 

One of the most important members of this family is Depression in adults: recognition and management (CG90).   Following over two years of preparatory work a new set of guidelines for major depression is about to be released.  Depression is the major mental health problem in terms of burden of disease and it touches the majority of lives in our society.  The new guidance will therefore affect many of our lives and a full discussion of its findings and recommendations and the implications of these is clearly merited.  This one-day conference will bring together national experts representing key approaches to depression, each of whom will have an opportunity to comment on the new guidance and identify strengths as well as problematic areas.  Experts by experience will also participate in all panels.  We hope that the views of both the speakers and the audience can be summarised and integrated as further feedback to the authors of the guidance as well as NICE.  AFNCCF is a registered stakeholder in the development of the new guidance.

Speakers will include:

  • Sarah Byford, King’s College London, UK
  • Alex Sutton, University of Leicester, UK
  •  Steven Hollon, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Willem Kuyken, University of Oxford, UK
  • Heather O’Mahen, University of Exeter, UK
  • Roslyn Law, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, UK
  • Phil Cowen, University of Oxford, UK
  • Simon Wessely, King’s College London, UK
  • John Cape, University College London, UK 

The conference will cover

  • An overview and review of the methodology of the NICE guidance on depression
  • Perspectives on the new guidance from service users, health economists, and practitioners in CBT, BA, Mindfulness, Counselling, dynamic psychotherapy, IPT and medical treatments
  • Implications of the new guidance for the organisation of services 

Who is this conference suitable for?

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Counsellors
  • Mental health practitioners
  • Clinical psychology trainees

 Aims of the conference

  • Critical review of the new NICE guidance for the treatment of depression
  • Evaluation of the guideline’s recommendations from multiple stakeholder perspectives
  • Consideration of the new guidelines’ implications for the organisation of services 

For further information please visit the Anna Freud Centre website here

September 9th, 2017 9:30 AM   through   5:30 PM
Birkbeck University of London
Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HX
United Kingdom