This conference will be for health professionals who work with clients on a daily basis, who are looking for new and innovative ways to motivate their clients, and themselves.

Delegates will hear from expert speakers discussing the challenges now faced by services and consider their needs going forward in a climate of budget cuts.

Topics will include:
  • Changes in services over time
  • Supporting low income families
  • Mental health
  • Working with young people
  • How to motivate yourself to motivate others
  • Weight-loss management 
  • Health interventions
  • Behaviour change in the workforce
  • The future of behaviour change 
Who should attend?

This conference is a must attend for health champions, health trainers, IAPTs, weight managers, commissioners, public health service leads, healthy living pharmacies and allied health professionals.


Chaired by Graham Rushbrook, Development Advisor and Lead Assessor, RSPH Health & Wellbeing Awards and Chair of the RSPH Behaviour Change Special Interest Group.

  • 09:30 Registration and refreshments
  • 10:00 Opening remarks Graham Rushbrook, chair, RSPH Behaviour Change Special Interest Group
  • 10:30 Health trainers and behaviour change 15 years on Maggie Rae, Consultant in Healthcare, Public Health England South West
  • 11:00 Supporting low income communities to access a healthy diet Lisa Williams, All Wales Nutrition Training Facilitator, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • 11:30 Refreshment break
  • 12:00 Breakout session (attend one):
    • 7 steps to designing and delivering successful arts in health interventions Dr Daisy Fancourt, Senior Research Associate & Wellcome Research Fellow, University College London
    • Working with young people Aaron Mansfield, Project manager, Young Health Movement, RSPH
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:50 Afternoon introduction Graham Rushbrook, chair, RSPH Behaviour Change Special Interest Group
  • 13:55 Motivating the motivator Neal Gething, Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Empowerment Training Consultancy
  • 14:35 Utilizing services: weight loss management Amanda Avery, Slimming World
  • 14:50 Breakout session (attend one):
    • How to have meaningful conversations around mental health – Connect 5 programme Kiran Kenth, Director of Development, RSPH
    • Behaviour change and the workforce Karan Thomas, Consultant
  • 15:50 Refreshments
  • 16:00 Programme in practice: Pioneering Care Centre case study Toni McHale, Project Development Manager and Diane Foster, Project Lead for Better Health at Work Award, Pioneering Care Centre
  • 16:15 RSPH and the future of behaviour change Shirley Cramer, Chief Executive, RSPH
  • 16:30 Close
Booking Information

Fees (no VAT payable)

  • RSPH Members £99 / Early bird £79
  • Public Sector and Charities £125 / Early bird £99
  • Public Sector £150 / Early bird £125

Early bird fees end Friday 13 April 2018

Download the booking form

All public sector, charity and private sector bookings include one-year Associate membership with the Royal Society for Public Health. The RSPH membership team will be in contact after the conference to arrange this.

Cheques must be made payable to RSPH. Please note, places are guaranteed only upon receipt of payment and payments must be received by RSPH 4 weeks prior to rhe conference.

Cancellation: Substitutions can be made at any time. If notification is received 8 weeks prior to the course, a full refund will be made minus an administration charge of £40. Cancellations received after this time will receive no refund. Please note that notification of cancellation must be made in writing. The organisers reserve the right to change the timings and/or identity of the speakers.

For any enquiries please call Joely Campbell on 020 7265 7378 or email.