The HeadStart Spring Conference took place on 27th April at the Wolverhampton Science Park. The event saw over 200 professionals and partners from the health, education, welfare, police and voluntary sectors come together to discuss mental wellbeing, education and the promotion of resilience in young people.
We were asked to live tweet the event by working closely with the Headstart team, and also carry out a small number of podcast interviews.
Our involvement saw the usual dramatic increase in online conversation and engagement, even though this was a local event in Wolverhampton with quite a local agenda and focus.
We will be returning to Headstart events later in the year to help take them #BeyondTheRoom once again.
The Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) is part of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. In April 2017 they ran a small one-day event for CORC members to join with colleagues from schools, statutory and voluntary sector service providers, health, local government, and academia. Together the audience (in the room and on social media) considered how best to address the challenges of measuring outcomes in a variety of settings across child and young person mental health care.
We live tweeted and podcasted the event and as usual our involvement saw a dramatic increase in the online audience:
90% of the Twitter activity came from our team
Using #BeyondTheRoom saw a 6-fold increase in the overall audience size
Our customer satisfaction and repeat business rates are extremely good. We’ll be involved with another event for this client this summer.
Mental Health Question Time is a series of regular free to attend public discussions that take place in London. The aim is to bring together patients, service users, carers, health and social care professionals, researchers, policy makers, commissioners, politicians, journalists and others, to talk about important mental health topics. The organisers hope that the public discussions are accessible to everyone who wants to join in, whether that’s in person or by watching the live video stream and joining the conversation on Twitter at #MHQT.
Mental Health Question Time is a partnership between the UCL Division of Psychiatry, The Lancet Psychiatry and the National Elf Service.
On Wednesday 15th March 2017 there was a #MHQT event titled: Digital mental health: Waiting for the great leap forwards. This public discussion brought together an impressive expert panel to consider these questions:
How do we reach the future of digital mental health, and what will it look like?
What are the barriers in the UK health service to implementing effective digital mental health?
What are the bridges to more effective digital innovation and implementation?
How can we make sure that mental health apps are safe and effective?
How should research designs adapt to better measure the efficacy and safety of digital interventions?
This one-day conference was organised by the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH). It featured an outstanding line-up of speakers who are world-renowned practitioners, clinicians and researchers in the area of eating disorders in young people.
The talks and discussion focused on: translating basic neuroscience into clinical practice in anorexia nervosa, treatment for anorexia nervosa and for avoidant and restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and the role of the voluntary sector in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders.
We live tweeted and podcasted this event, which had a big impact on the conversation. We were especially pleased with the way in which we succeeded in bringing service users, carers and the international research community into the discussion.
The ACAMH team were delighted with the #BeyondTheRoom service and immediately commissioned us to cover another of their international conferences later in the year.
We saw a huge social reach at the #PDDigital16 festival in Leeds where we had >16 million impressions in less than 24 hours and facilitated discussion between over 400 people at the event, even though there were only about 100 in the room. The conference reach continued to grow in the days after the event, with over 700 people participating by the end of the week.
Our combined team input was significant, with over half of the Twitter activity from Mark, Vanessa and André, as well as popular features including live streaming of the festival debate, filming of the talks for later use, and live podcasting of informal conversations with participants to capture ideas as they arose.
Massive thanks to the #BeyondTheRoom team for taking #PDDigital16 into a new dimension!
Huge impact from #BeyondTheRoom social reporting at #pddigital16. A big asset to any event wanting to extend reach and collaborate.
Great work #BeyondTheRoom today at #pddigital16 – steadfastly determined to amplify conversations outside online – great idea for events!
For all those hosting events in the health and care space wanting to connect #BeyondTheRoom, I recommend this fab team!
The fourth annual NIHR MindTech conference brought together researchers, clinicians, patients, developers and policy makers with an interest in mental health and digital technologies. We amplified the conversation massively with 80% of the overall 16 million Twitter impressions coming from our team.
The live podcasting worked particularly well at this event, as we were able to ask the conference speakers questions raised on social media, and quickly share their responses for people to listen to. Really effective #BeyondTheRoom communication and a great way to democratise the discussion.
I was very impressed by the Mental Elf’s beyond the room service that you used by the way – I thought that added a whole different dimension to the event.
We recently covered the #NPNR2016 conference in Nottingham and the Symplur Twitter analytics show that from the 12.5 million impressions we had during the week of the event, over 8 million came directly from #BeyondTheRoom social media activity of our Twitter accounts (Mental_Elf, VanessaLGarrity, WeMHNurses, MarkOneInFour). This clearly demonstrates that our involvement in the conference brought a 3-fold increase in the overall Twitter reach.
Wow! Employing #BeyondTheRoom for our #NPNR2016 event brought a 3-fold increase in our Twitter reach.
André, Vanessa and Mark understood what we needed and made a huge difference to developing our reach and impact. Our pre-conference keynote speaker discussion was live streamed on YouTube, and this and its associated @WeMHNurses #WeMHNs tweet chat drew in people from the UK and beyond. We had live tweeting from every speaker session, and videoed every plenary speaker for future use. All this represented a considerable, and helpful step up for us and we look forward to working together again in 2017.