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On 28 September 2017 Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm at RCPCH, London, this highly rated course returns. A variety of talks and workshops cover all aspects of mental health in hospital paeds practice.
I often wonder about how much time paediatric trainees spend on learning and rehearsing the steps of all the various APLS algorithms. Indeed, we are encouraged to do so as the curriculum and assessment process that we go through during our training has a strong focus on physical health. We are then further armed for the frontline with various medical calculator applications on our phones that can ease us through calculations in difficult moments. What can we have in our minds and pockets to help us when children and young people present to a/e with unmet mental health needs? Maybe the attached handouts on mental state examination and risk assessment would be a start. They are assimilated from information contained in a fabulous free resource called MindEd. Have a look and see if it helps….
Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees Providing Emotional First Aid for Refugees, Second Annual Conference
Monday 22 May 2017
De Vere Conference Centre, London
A Joint Conference Healthcare Conferences UK & The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
This important and timely conference will support delegates to better understand and meet the needs of asylum seekers and refugees. Through national updates, practical case studies and extended interactive masterclasses the conference will look at developing local services and responses, developing early access to psychological first aid, delivering psychosocial support to refugees. The conference also includes interactive sessions drawing on theory from psychotherapy (eg the effects of counter transference), narrative and systemic family approaches, community and liberation practices, working with asylum seekers and refugees who have experienced trauma, and therapeutic care of unaccompanied young people seeking asylum.
For further information and to book your place visit
http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/mental-health-support-for-asylum-seekers-and-refugees or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Mandatory Safeguarding Training in Accordance with the Intercollegiate Guidelines
Monday 12 June 2017
De Vere, West One, London
The course is interactive and aims to highlight the key principles of safeguarding children and young people, with a view to embedding best practice in safeguarding in accordance with the core UK legislative framework and guidance. Healthcare and allied professionals requiring level 3 mandatory safeguarding children and young adults training and those professionals requiring an insight into safeguarding principles and best practice. Certificates for this training counts as the 3 yearly safeguarding children training in accordance with Intercollegiate guidelines.
For further information and to book your place visit
The November 2017 Child and Adolescent Module will be held on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November at the County Hotel in Newcastle. A programme for the meeting is below. It begins at 10am on Thursday 16 November and ends at 3.50pm on Friday 17 November.
The Child Module is extremely popular and always over-subscribed. Places are limited and you are encouraged to book early if you wish to attend. The meeting is not bookable at the BAP website but you are welcome to forward this email to colleagues if you wish.
The registration fee is £390. Accommodation is also available for Thursday 16 November at the County Hotel at a cost of £75 B&B if required. If you book accommodation via the credit/debit card form, you will not be charged for the accommodation at this stage but will pay on departure from the hotel. Those booking via invoice request will have the accommodation charge added to the invoice.
Bookings may be made in two ways:
With a credit/debit card via this link: https://www.bap.org.uk/childNov2017card
By requesting an invoice via this link: https://www.bap.org.uk/childNov2017invoice
Please note that we will not invoice individual delegates – only finance offices
When the meeting is full the above links will be disabled.
The slides from our recent winter meeting are available at our Course Delegates Page
Password for access is the name of the venue (first word, starting with a capital H)
Max Davie talks about the role of medication in ADHD
Just Faking It?: Exploring issues of the mind and body underlying somatising disorders
Friday 3 February 2017
Hilton Southampton, Bracken Place, Chilworth, SO16 3RB
Somatic symptoms can be distressing and have a negative impact on day-to-day life. When the amount of distress that is experienced and the degree to which functioning is affected seem disproportionate or when no medical explanation for these symptoms can be found, management and treatment of these difficulties becomes infinitely more complex.
Covering a wide range of topics, this conference explores key issues in our understanding and management of young people with somatisation disorders.
This conference is suitable for those working with children and young people in primary care, education, social care and youth-based services as well as those working in both physical and mental health.
Content covered during the day includes:
· A look back at the concept of hysteria, its changing meaning and its fit in modern day psychiatry;
· An exploration of the complex issues encountered when navigating the interfaces between somatisation and safeguarding;
· An overview of the evidence base for treating functional symptoms as well as the skills needed for engaging young people with assessment and treatment of these;
· Examination of non-attendance at school and how this is understood;