Design in Mental Health

Celebrating ten years as the UK’s leading event focusing on the built environment for mental health.

Design in Mental Health features two packed days of innovative and thought-provoking Conference and Workshop content, plus an extensive Exhibition showcasing the latest product and service innovations, and the sector’s most respected Awards.

The event is a key destination for fact-finding, networking and personal & professional development for all those involved in the design, construction, refurbishment, management, and clinical provision of mental health environments,

Typical attendees include:

  • Architects
  • Product Designers
  • NHS Estates Directors and Managers
  • Clinicians
  • Capital Projects Managers
  • Contractors
  • Consultants
  • Lived Experience Experts

For the tenth edition, Design in Mental Health returns to the impressive Coventry Building Society Arena with a bigger-than-ever programme, featuring over 35 speakers, 50 exhibitors and 12 Awards categories.

The Exhibition is free to attend, as is the Awards Reception & Ceremony. For the best experience, add a Delegate Pass to get exclusive access to the Conference Programme & Workshops. Discounts are available for Public Sector and Charitable Organisations, with further savings available for early booking.

To view the Full conference programme, see the exhibitor list and to book your attendance, visit

NAPICU is a valued supporter of Design in Mental Health with NAPICU members making a valuable contribution to the event every year. We are delighted to have NAPICU as an official Event Supporter again for the 2023 edition and are looking forward to hearing their Director of Patient Experience, Bernard J Fox speak at the Conference along with Dr Stephen Dyer on ‘Physical Environments of PICUs from the Patient Perspective’, as well as Roland Dix speaking about ‘Design Issues Within Psychiatric Intensive Care.’