Live coverage of your health event
We offer a flexible range of services to suit your requirements. We prefer to start working with you a few weeks before the event, so we can hit the ground running on the day.
Our services include:
- Live tweeting: opening up the event discussion to as wide and varied an audience as possible; including tweet chats, hashtag registration and analytics.
- Live blogging: evidence-based summaries of research being presented at your event, disseminated via our major international blogging platform – the National Elf Service.
- Live podcasting: recording short audio interviews with people at the event and sharing them online. These are hosted on our Soundcloud page and added to our podcast feed. The aim here is to give a flavour of the less formal/conversational parts of the event; something people obviously miss if they don’t attend in person.
- Live video streaming: videoing talks, debates and other conference sessions and live streaming them on YouTube so people can watch and join the discussion via Twitter.
- Live graphic reporting: graphic illustration, cartoons and sketches to capture your event and support the feedback of talks and group work.
Health and Social Care: working in partnership
Our Beyond the Room service has initially focused on mental health events, but our networks extend well beyond this into social care, evidence-based healthcare, primary care and a number of other clinical areas.
If you are organising an event that focuses on a specific clinical area or population, please contact us and we can discuss what we can do for you.
Our mental health team
Here’s an overview of our Mental Health team to give you a flavour of the people, experience and audience that we bring:
Mark Brown @markoneinfour
Mark is development director of Social Spider CIC, ex-editor of One in Four magazine, one of Nursing Times/Health Service Journal Social Media Pioneers 2014, mental health writer, doer. One of the people behind the regular We Mental Health Nurses chats on Twitter. His current digital projects include: the Leeds Mental Health and Wellbeing Innovation Lab, COOP CAMHS platform, A Day in the Life, a development of A Day in the Life focused upon adult learners with mental health difficulties, and an app to support advice seekers. Mark regularly writes and speaks on mental health and technology.
Vanessa Garrity @vanessalgarrity
Vanessa is a registered mental health nurse by background and has current professional registration to practice. Her initial background was within the NHS, where she spent many years as a Clinical Nurse, Manager and Professional Lead for Nursing. Vanessa spent her earlier career working within acute mental health and continues to be passionate about improving safety and quality of care in inpatient settings. Her leadership work was predominantly within specialist mental health services, which is where she became increasingly curious about the potential for digital technology in clinical practice and for professional development. Vanessa is part of the team behind @WeMHNurses which is an online community for mental health nurses and those interested in mental health. The community runs regular online twitter chats as well as being often utilised as part of various national consultations for a number of professional bodies and organisations, such as NHS improvement, Care Quality Commission, Department of Health and most recently the Foundation of Nursing Studies (FONS)
André Tomlin @Mental_Elf
André is an Information Scientist who has worked in mental health since 1996, originally for the NHS, then for the University of Oxford and since 2002 as MD of an evidence-based healthcare consultancy called Minervation. He has coproduced over 20 mental health websites and apps for charities, the public sector and companies in the last decade, so has extensive hands-on experience of working with service users and professionals to build accessible, usable and reliable products. Since 2011 he has led the development of the National Elf Service, which helps keep people up to date with the latest evidence-based health and social care research.
Tom Bailey @TomBaileyLeeds
Tom is very very good at drawing cartoons.