PMHA Winter Meeting 2023 – Call for Abstracts

The Paediatric Mental Health Association invites trainees in Paediatrics, Psychiatry, General Practice, and Emergency Medicine to submit abstracts for our Annual Winter Meeting

The meeting, taking place at Minster Mill in Oxfordshire on the 26th and 27th January 2023, attracts speakers and delegates from a wide range of specialties to discuss the latest research and updates in Child Mental Health.

This year’s meeting will feature a trainee-led poster session in which trainees can present their audits, research, or quality improvement projects. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work in the area of child mental health and to share best practice with interested professionals from around the country. Three abstracts will also be selected for oral presentation on Day Two of the meeting (27th January). 

To submit an abstract, please click here to download a template, and then email your completed abstract to PMHAtrainees@gmail.com by December 16th at the latest.

Your abstract will be reviewed by members of the PMHA Executive Committee and you will be notified of acceptance by the 20th of December.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and to welcoming you to our meeting in January!

Webinar 21: Contemporary Complexities of ADHD

Our next webinar will be taking place on Monday 21st November at 19:30. The topic is  ‘Contemporary Complexities of ADHD: Understanding and supporting diverse clinical presentations’, and it will be delivered by Dr. Cassie Coleman, Consultant Community Paediatrician 

As usual, please register using your professional email account (@nhs.net, @nhs.uk or @nhs.scot)

Please click here to register

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Booking opening soon for the 2023 PMHA Winter Meeting!

After two years of meeting virtually, we are so looking forward to welcoming you all to the beautiful Minster Mill in Oxfordshire on the 26th and 27th January for the 2023 PMHA Annual Meeting.

We are currently finalising a fabulous programme with something for everyone, whether you work in CAMHS or Paediatrics, in hospital wards, the Emergency Department or the community. There will also be an opportunity for trainees to share the amazing work you’ve been doing over the last year.

Booking will be opening soon, so make sure to save the date!

Webinar 20: ‘Autism in Girls: The Art of Masking’

Monthly webinars are starting again!

The next webinar will take place on Monday 17th October at 7.30pm. The subject is ‘Autism in Girls: The Art of Masking’, and it will be delivered by Dr. Kim Pierson, Subspecialty Trainee in Child Mental Health.

Please sign up using your professional email address (@nhs.net, @nhs.uk or @nhs.scot) via the following link:

Click here to register

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Best for You: Learning Network Event

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Northwest London are holding an online ‘Learning Network Event’ on November 8th, between 2pm and 5pm.

At the event, you can find out more about a new and innovative service that addresses the needs of young people experiencing a mental health crisis in London. The event’s aim is to share learning with clinicians, managers, researchers and policymakers who may be thinking about different approaches to tackle the challenges ahead. 

Click here for more information about the event and to register.

Editorial Perspective: Rapid responses to understand and address children and young people’s mental health in the context of COVID-19

The following article by Cathy Creswell was recently published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry:

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Abstract

Prior to the pandemic, we already had good reason to be concerned about the mental health of children and young people. As an example, the 2017 Mental Health of Children and Young People (MHCYP) survey in England, comprising a large, national probability sample, identified that one in nine children had a probable mental health disorder, with a 49% increase in emotional disorders compared to a previous survey in 2004 (Sadler et al., 2018). The pandemic has clearly brought a broad range of challenges to children and young people. These include the direct viral threat to self, friends, and family (with recent estimates of a 17.5%–20.2% increase in parental bereavement in the United States; Kidman et al, 2021), as well as disruptions to school work, social interactions, family pressures, economic impacts, a lack of opportunity and ongoing uncertainty, and reduced access to mental health and other support from outside the home. So how have these experiences affected the mental health of children and young people?

Click here to read the full article

Event: Type 1 Diabetes and Disordered Eating (T1DE)- Recognition and Risk Management

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) present an online talk with Q&As.

Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 6pm

This talk will consider the impact of diabetes on peoples lives, clinical presentations, and an approach to safe management of the significant associated physical and mental health risks.

The event is organised by the London and South East ACAMH Branch. The format will be a joint talk from Dr. Helen Partridge and Dr. Carla Figueiredo for one-hour, which is followed by a 30 minute Q&A session. 

Slides will be made available to delegates after the talk, together with access to a recording of the session for 90 days after the event. Please note these recordings are for delegates only and due to copyright and cannot be shared. All delegates will receive an CPD certificate via email.

Click here for further information and booking details.

Learning Collaborative for Paediatric Mental Health Leads

A new group supported by the RCPCH is being established to support paediatricians in acute settings who work as, or are interested in becoming, “Paediatric Mental Health Lead” for their clinical team.

If you would like to be a part of this group, please email acutesetting.cypmh@nhs.net to be added to the mailing list for the next meeting.

For further information, please read the following introductory email from Kate Pye, Deputy Director of CYP Nursing at NHS England, and Karen Street, RCPCH Officer for Mental Health:

“Dear colleagues,

We are inviting you to the first meeting of our learning collaborative for those in mental health/physical health clinical lead roles in acute/paediatric settings, with a view to help those in these roles feel supported and to provide a place where they can share learning and challenges.

Please note that this group is intended for clinical leads based in an emergency department or other acute paediatric setting, rather than strategic/policy leads who work across mental and physical health.

Background/context

In 2021, the RCPCH issued a position statement that outlines the role of Paediatricians in supporting children and young people’s mental health. A key recommendation was to have a Mental Health Lead in every team.

More recently NHS England created a website to outline the NHS response to meeting the challenge of increasing referrals to mental health services, giving useful resources and guidelines.

As part of trialling ‘what works’ for CYP with mental health needs in acute settings, NHS England released limited funding for 2022/23 to regions and systems. Several areas have decided to focus on trialling mental health/physical health lead roles to ensure there is designated time within each provider to champion the change needed to care for these CYP (and their families) and to develop staff appropriately.

Some of you may therefore have been invited by regional colleagues as part of the above work, whilst others of you may already have been in these roles.

We’re keen to open this group out to make it as helpful as possible, so would encourage you to forward on to those who you believe are in the same roles – or roles similar to you – that would typically cover the following key functions:

  • Encourage the uptake of training across their departments
  • Provide leadership and link into trust governance structures, facilitating joint working across the mental health pathway and the wider system
  • Provide guidance to their colleagues, empowering them to feel competent and supported

Group aims

In addition to serving as a peer support network, we are also keen to understand via this group colleagues’ experiences of the role including:

  • Key challenges and lessons learned
  • Key successes and how these were achieved
  • How much time they feel is required
  • How their efforts are being received by other staff, particularly across their wider system (i.e. linking with mental health colleagues)
  • What other support they might need to deliver and excel in the role

The group will be chaired by Kate Pye, Deputy Director of CYP Nursing at NHS England. We plan to use part of the first session to understand how colleagues would like to use a group such as this moving forward and how we can make it as helpful as possible for those joining.

Please do feel free to email us at acutesetting.cypmh@nhs.net if you’ve any questions.”

Upcoming Events

Healthcare Conferences UK would like to let you know about the following upcoming events. They offer a 20% discount with the code hcuk20pmha.

Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children

THURSDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2022, Online

This Sixth National Conference which this year will be held virtually focuses on Saving Young Lives – Preventing Suicide in Children and Young People. By attending this one day conference you will hear from expert speakers on how your services can reduce preventable suicides and save young lives. Through national updates, case studies from multi-agency settings and lived experience insight, this conference aims to set the scene for progress already being made and what needs to change to improve resilience, wellbeing, mental health support and effectively prevent suicide in children and young people. The conference will use case studies to demonstrate interventions that work in health, schools, universities and multi-agency settings. The conference will examine implementation of the self harm and suicide prevention competence framework for children and young people and will also reflect on suicide prevention in young people during Covid-19.

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/preventing-suicide-in-young-people-children
or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #savingyounglives
The Future of Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACE’s

THURSDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2022, Online

This masterclass will review developments in the field of ACEs since its introduction by Fellitti in 2000. A focus on understanding the range and life span impact of adversity in childhood has been transformative in the field of mental and physical health. However current developments which demonstrate that the ACEs score – a risk index – although associated with harmful outcomes at a population level, does not predict outcomes for the individual. This has raised questions about the value of the ACEs concept, and its future usefulness in practice, particularly as a screening tool, in child and adult practice. This course will reflect on the current position, and future directions, and make recommendations about prevention, approaches to heal the traumatic responses associated with ACEs, deal with the everyday stress associated, and promote resilience. 
All practitioners, managers, and policy makers across services health, social care, education and youth offending who work with children, young people, parents and their families affected by adversity. 

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/the-future-of-adverse-childhood-experiences-ace-s
or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk
Sexual Abuse & Mental Health: Reducing the impact of abuse on mental health

FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2022, Online
Researched and produced in collaboration with Paul Scates Peer Specialist, Campaigner and Survivor of Sexual Abuse, this important and timely conference focuses on the important issue of sexual abuse and mental health and reducing the impact of abuse on mental health.
National updates, survivor perspectives, expert sessions and practical case studies will cover:
– The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown on sexual abuse and mental health
– Meeting the national commitment to ensure victims of sexual abuse receive a lifetime of effective mental health care
– Helping reduce the impact of abuse on later mental health problems
– Reflecting on the lived experience from a survivor perspective
– What does a gold standard sexual abuse pathway look like?
– Delivering a recovery focused approach for survivors
– Understand how to reduce the impact of abuse on later mental health problems
– Victim support, early mental health support, and the police role
– The role of Sexual Abuse Referral Centres in Mental Health
– Delivering therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma
– Relieving the stress of families, carers and parents of children who have been affected by sexual abuse
– Delivering effective Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for children, young people and their families who have been affected by sexual abuse
– Working with complex trauma and dissociative disorders
– Supports CPD professional development  
 
For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/sexual-abuse-mental-health 
or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #AbuseMH
Caldicott Principles & Information Sharing – Children & Young People

TUESDAY 6th DECEMBER 2022, Online

Healthcare Conferences UK in association with Christopher Fincken, Independent Member UK Caldicott Guardian Council, (Chairman 2012-2017) are pleased to announce this second National Conference which will focus on Information Sharing and Caldicott Principles in the health and social care of children and young adults. Following the success of our previous Caldicott Guardian National Conferences, and feedback from our regular Caldicott Training Masterclasses, this conference will focus on developing your role in improving communication and information sharing around children and young people whilst ensuring patient confidentiality.

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/caldicott-principles-information-sharing-children-young-people
or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #CaldicottChildren
Safeguarding Adolescents and Young Adults: Delivering a Strengths-Based Approach

TUESDAY 13th DECEMBER 2022, Online

We are pleased to announce National Safeguarding Adolescents and Young Adults Conference which this year will focus on improving safeguarding practice: delivering a strengths based approach, transitional safeguarding, contextual safeguarding and complex safeguarding. Through national expert sessions and practical case studies the conference aims to bring together safeguarding leads working with adolescents and young people to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas you are facing in practice including supporting adolescents and young adults through and beyond Covid-19, and developing a strengths based approach to adolescent safeguarding.

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/safeguarding-adolescents-and-young-adults  
or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #SafeguardingYoungAdults