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Book now for the PMHA Annual Meeting

The last day to book a hotel room / dinner for the PMHA Annual meeting is December 15th

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The 2023 meeting will be held on the 26th and 27th January.

It’s a great opportunity to learn about new developments in the field of paediatric mental health and to meet with colleagues. There is a full line-up of talks, workshops, and discussions over the two days. Please click here to see the meeting programme.

Trainees will have the opportunity to present their research at the meeting.
If you’d like to present, download a form and
submit an abstract to PMHAtrainees@gmail.com by December 15th.

The meeting will take place in the beautiful Minster Mill in Oxfordshire. See the photos below of this wonderful venue:

Upcoming Events in 2023

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

CAMHS National Summit 2023: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults

Tuesday 31st January 2023, Online

This national conference focuses on transforming mental health services for children and young people, ensuring early intervention, and developing integrated services with clear care pathways from first intervention to crisis and inpatient care. The conference will look at national developments and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic and how CAMHS has had to adapt and innovate to provide effective care, and will also focus on suicide prevention, inter-agency working and access to services.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/camhs-national-summit or click on the title above or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow this conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #CAMHS2023 
Self-Harm: Implementing the NICE Guideline

Wednesday 25th January 2023, Online

This conference focuses on improving services and outcomes for people who self harm, and implementing and monitoring adherence to the NEW NICE Guideline: Self-harm: assessment, management and preventing recurrence which was published on 7th September 2022. 

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/self-harm  or click on the title above or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow this conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #SelfHarm 
Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

Friday 27th January 2023, Online

This conference focuses on Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People living with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder. This conference will enable you to:
– Network with colleagues who are working to improve access and treatment for people living with a diagnosis of personality disorder.
– Reflect on the lived experience of someone with a diagnosis of personality disorder
– Explore how Covid-19 has impacted on people with a diagnosis of personality disorder and how we can better support people during and beyond the pandemic.
– Learn from outstanding practice in early intervention 
– Ensure equity of access and improve support for people from diverse communities.
– Discuss the use of terminology and stigma associated with this diagnosis and how we can change attitudes and culture 
– Understand how to deliver an effective PD Treatment Pathway including treatment models and therapeutic interventions
– Understand how you can deliver effective psychological therapies for people with personality disorder
– Identify key strategies for engaging with and supporting carers, and explore creative approaches
– Understand how to self assess and audit your service for personality disorder and develop an action plan for improvement, supporting people living with a diagnosis of personality disorder and their family and carers 
– Understand how to effectively integrate suicide mitigation practice into your service
– Self assess and reflect on your own practiceSupports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence.

This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/personality-disorder or click on the title above or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow this conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #PersonalityDisorder2023 
Eating Disorders Masterclass

Wednesday 15th March 2023, Online

Beat (Beat Eating Disorders National Charity) believe approximately 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder. Around 25% of those affected by an eating disorder are male. This one day masterclass will provide you with an overall understanding of the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and overall management of the eating disorders you are likely to see in practice.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/eating-disorders-masterclass  or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk  
Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children Conference

Wednesday 22nd March 2023, 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/virtual-online-courses/preventing-suicide-in-young-people-children or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #savingyounglives  

PMHA Winter Meeting 2023 – Reminder Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations

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

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). 

These need to be submitted by December 16th at the latest.

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!

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