ACAMH Mindfulness Workshop

Mindfulness – Master Class

Venue: The Great Hall, Orton Hall Hotel, Orton Longueville, Peterborough PE2 7DN
Date: 23 October 2015

ACAMH Member: £75 per day
Non-Member: £100 per day

To book please print out and fax/post back the attached PDF booking form to 020 7403 7081

If you’d prefer to book over the phone with your credit card or would like to find out more about becoming an ACAMH member please call tel: 020 7403 7458

ACAMH East Anglia branch would like to invite CAMHS professionals as well as professionals working in other mental health settings to this Mindfulness Master Class. This workshop will provide an opportunity to experience mindfulness and to consider why and how to include mindfulness in your therapeutic work with children and families.

The teaching will encompass:

– An experiential and theoretical understanding of mindfulness
– Rationale for including mindfulness in work with children and families
– A review of relevant research in the field

The workshop will be suitable for practitioners who work therapeutically with children and who preferably have some existing knowledge of mindfulness. This is a practical and experiential workshop and in order to maximise learning the numbers will be limited to 35.

To be covered on the day:

– Experiential introduction to mindfulness practices with children
– Practical ways to introduce mindfulness to children in therapeutic settings
– Choosing appropriate interventions
– Collegial discussion of sample case work

About the speaker

Eluned Gold is a teacher and trainer of mindfulness-based approaches at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University. She is a qualified psychotherapist who has been working with children and families for ten years. During this time she has been incorporating mindfulness into her therapeutic work. Eluned has also adapted Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), for parents in stressful situations.

Delegate registration

ACAMH Member: £75
Non-Member: £100*

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To book please print out and fax/post back the attached PDF booking form to 020 7403 7081

If you’d prefer to book over the phone with your credit card or would like to find out more about becoming an ACAMH member please call tel: 020 7403 745

ADHD study day in Liverpool

We heartily recommend this forthcoming ADHD and Allied Neurodevelopmental Services Symposium conference, organised by the ADHD Foundation. The conference will take place over two days in Liverpool on the 5th– 6th November 2015.

The presentations on the 5th November would be of interest to anyone working in a clinical capacity with adults/ young people with ADHD. The conference on the 6th November  is more focused upon how we achieve outstanding educational outcomes for children and  young people with ADHD.

Highlights of the conference on the 5th November include:

  • Examples of a range of new models of Service design, multiagency approaches and transformed ADHD Pathways from around the UK.
  • Latest developments in the National Autism Project.
  • Latest developments using digital technology in assessing core signs of ADHD.
  • New research in ADHD and Drug Use and ADHD and Neurofibromatosis.
  • Recent research into a significantly underrepresented group, Girls and Young women and ADHD.

Highlights of the conference on the 6th November include:

  • The results of a ten year research project in London into effective SEND provision and developing the role of the SENCO.
  • Lesley Cox, Lead HMI for SEND and Disability for OFSTED presenting “How OFSTED evaluate outstanding SEND provision.“
  • Girls and ADHD.
  • Using innovative technology in school to increase self regulation for learners with ADHD and increase attainment.
  • Workshops on outstanding practice with learners with dyslexia, dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.


See below for more information on this conference, details of the speakers, booking arrangements and information about our conference dinner on the evening of the 5th November with Rory Bremner as the after dinner speaker. If you require any more information, please contact



National trainee day for paediatric mental health

Date:     7th January 2016

Venue: Conference Room, Children’s Neurosciences Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, First Floor, Block D, South Wing, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH. Tel: 020 7188 7188

This training day is designed to provide information and practical advice on various diagnostic and management issues related to mental health of patients and/or their family across acute and community paediatrics. We have focussed topics around those “most wanted” by Paediatric Trainees in a recent UK-wide survey.

Programme:10:00     Registration and coffee

10:15     Medically unexplained symptoms

Dr Lee Hudson, Consultant Paediatrician,  Great Ormond Street Hospital & Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Child Health

11:15     Self harm and emergency assessment

Dr Esther Sabel, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Hertfordshire CAMHS

12:15     Lunch

13:00     Eating disorders – what do Paediatricians need to know and do?

Dr Nasima Matine, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, The Phoenix Centre, Cambridge

13:45     Behavioural and emotional difficulties – workshop

Dr Nicola Herberholz, Consultant Paediatrician/Paediatric Mental Health and Dr Bo Fischer Specialist Registrar in Paediatrics/Paediatric Mental Health

14:45     Coffee                                                                                                            

 15:00     Paediatric liaison

Dr Rory Conn, Specialty trainee Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Darzi Fellow in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Great Ormond Street Hospital

15: 45    Overview of psychological therapies and their indications

Dr Sophie Bennett, Research Associate, UCL Institute of Child Health & Honorary Clinical Psychologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

16:30     Close and certificates

All for £50! Bargain!!

 Download application below! 


Contact :      Bo Fischer                 

Nicola Herberholz