Are we deluded to aspire to the same mental health outcomes wherever we live?

A panel discussion of the EFRA Report into Rural Mental Health

25th July 2023


The Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare is delighted to host a new webinar discussing the latest report on rural mental health from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.

Following concerns identified about gaps in rural mental health, MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee embarked on a wide-ranging inquiry into rural mental health in November 2021. 

The report of that inquiry was published in May 2023. In this webinar a panel of experts will discuss its findings and look to how services might respond to it. 

The report can be found here:


  • Discuss the EFRA Report on Rural Mental Health
  • Highlight key findings
  • Discuss how services in rural areas might respond to its findings

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be:

  • Aware of the EFRA report on Rural Mental Health and recall its key findings
  • Able to identify steps that they or their organisations might take to respond to its findings.



Our panellists include:

  • Professor Stuart Maitland-Knibb (Chair) – Director of the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine, University of Central Lancashire.

  • Dr Tim Sanders – Senior Clinical Lecturer in Rural Medicine and Urgent Care, University of Central Lancashire. Rural GP. Section 12 approved GP.

  • Dr Neil Hudson – MP, Penrith and the Border. Veterinary Surgeon. Member of EFRA Committee.

  • Professor Sam Dearman – Deputy Medical Director & Director of Medical Education, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. Consultant Psychiatrist, Cumbria, Northumbria, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Honorary Professor of Psychiatry and Educational Governance, University of Central Lancashire.


1 Hour

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