Child Bereavement UK: Training Courses

The organisation Child Bereavement UK are currently running a series of training courses. They say the following about them:

“We are delighted to announce that we have some availability on our August courses, a great opportunity to develop your skills. The 3-hour interactive training sessions are delivered by our experts with plenty of opportunities for discussion and reflection. Cost is £45.00 and they are aimed at any professional who comes into contact with grieving children and young people whatever the capacity. The 90-minute Bereavement Awareness webinar training courses are designed specifically for the education sector, recognising the importance of school in a young person’s life. This training will help to empower education professionals, by offering information, strategies and resources to support bereaved pupils and help them to manage their grief.”

Bereavement by suicide – Supporting children and young people
Monday 23 August, 10am – 1pm

This 3 hour interactive online workshop will consider the challenges associated with supporting children and young people bereaved by suicide.

More information and booking
Bereavement awareness training – Early years and nursery
Tuesday 24 August, 4 pm – 5.30 pm

This training provides an introduction to bereavement for professionals working in pre-school, nursery and early years settings.

More information and booking
Pregnancy loss and death of a baby – Supporting parents
Wednesday 25 August, 2 pm – 5 pm

This 3 hour interactive online workshop explores the impact of pregnancy loss and the death of a baby on parents and the wider family, and on the professionals who care for them, and will equip professionals with the knowledge, skills and understanding to provide the best possible care to parents in these circumstances.

More information and booking

We also have courses scheduled for September through to November. For details of all our other courses and sessions running later in the year please go to our website

“Considering the tight time scale of three hours the webinar offered an excellent package of information, experience and opinions. I would recommend the website, organisation, and course to others. Not once was I tempted to start reading my emails!” 

Please get in touch if you would like one of our open sessions run specifically for your organisation or if you would prefer a more bespoke approach tailored to your particular needs or business. Just contact us at training@childbereavementuk.org and we will be happy to discuss.

Child Bereavement UK Email: training@childbereavementuk.org

Report: Children, Young People and Families’ Experiences of Chronic Asthma Management and Care

This recent report aims to better understand young people’s experience of managing chronic asthma and how asthma care and management could be improved particularly for groups experiencing exclusion and living in areas of deprivation.  

Click on the above image to see the report, or click here to go to the hosting website.

This report is led by the Young People’s Health Partnership working closely with partners at the Association for Young People’s Health, the Race Equality FoundationFriends, Families and Travellers and RCPCH &Us.

It was written by PMHA member Jeremy Sachs (to visit his personal website click here), who worked to produce it with the Association for Young People’s Health.

PMHA Webinar 6: Mental Health Law

Presented by: Dr Suyog Dhakras, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Mr Robert Wheeler Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon and Associate Medical Director, Department of Clinical Law. 

The webinar will take place on Zoom on Monday August 16th at 19:30.

Booking is available here

Please sign up using your professional email address (@nhs.net or nhs.uk) and we will contact you when your registration has been approved.

We look forward to seeing you there!

After this webinar, the PMHA Webinar Series will then start again on Monday September 6th, 2021, with a Discussion Panel: Careers in Mental Health for Paediatricians. 

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Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER 2021

VIRTUAL, Online

We are pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Conference to focus on improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Angelina Jalonen Head of Therapeutic Services The Refugee Council will give a national update which will look at supporting refugees through the hardship and isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and focus sessions will cover; multi-tiered and comprehensive MHPSS Systems & Psychological First Aid, working with refugees to improve mental health, and best practice examples of specialist clinical interventions.

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/improving-mental-health-support-for-asylum-seekers-and-refugees or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

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CAMHS National Summit 2021: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults

TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2021

VIRTUAL, 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 also look at national developments and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic and how CAMHS has had to adapt and innovate to provide effective care. The conference will address monitoring outcomes in CYP Mental Health including the development of a National CYP Mental Health Outcomes Metric.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/camhs-national-summit  or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

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Therapeutic work with children and young people suffering child sexual abuse and exploitation

THURSDAY 14th OCTOBER 2021

VIRTUAL, Online

This Masterclass programme, facilitated by Dr Arnon Bentovim and Carol Jolliffe, will help practitioners working in social care, health, education and youth justice to deliver effective therapeutic work with children subject to sexual abuse and exploitation. The approach recognises that sexual abuse and exploitation occur in a context of significant adversity, and is based in Trauma Informed Practice which recognises common responses to adversity in childhood are traumatic, and such responses in association with a variety of social, psychological and genetic influences can trigger an extensive set of complex overlapping physical, behavioural and mental health responses. Trauma-Informed Practice TIP advocates that services should recognise the traumatic base of the problems presented to them and adapt their practice to encompass this understanding. The Hope for Children and Families Intervention Resources are a set of step-by-step guides, focusing on relevant themes, including Working with Child Sexual Abuse and Addressing Emotional and Traumatic Responses. Each module includes guidance notes, scripts, activities, and worksheets that can be organised into a customised treatment menu for each child or young person. They are designed to help practitioners from all types of services, training and levels of experience.

Practitioners in social care, health, education and youth justice who need to develop their skills in working with children and young people who have been sexually abused and exploited should attend.

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/therapy-child-abuse or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk


Masterclass: Therapeutic Interventions to Reduce the Harmful Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

THURSDAY 21st OCTOBER 2021

VIRTUAL, Online

This CPD certified programme will outline the increasing evidence of the impact of Adverse Experiences of Childhood (ACEs) on the health and well-being of children and young people extending into adult life. There is a growing demand for interventions to prevent their harmful effects.

Research will be reviewed about the impact of ACEs through population studies, intergenerational studies, and specific groups – self harming, mental health, and substance abuse, offending, and violent behaviour.

Approaches to intervention will be reviewed, to prevent the harmful impact of maltreatment and the limitations of these approaches to fit with the complex responses associated with multiple ACEs.

Facilitated by: Arnon Bentovim trained at the Maudsley Hospital/Institute of psychiatry trained as a Psychoanalyst, and subsequently became involved in the growing interest in the systemic/family therapy field. He helped to establish the Association and Institute of Family Therapy, and researched measures of family functioning, and clinical approaches with colleagues at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/virtual-online-courses/therapeutic-interventions-adverse-childhood-experiences  or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk


Safeguarding Adolescents and Young Adults: Delivering a Strengths-Based Approach

WEDNESDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2021

VIRTUAL, 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 kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

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Reducing and improving the use of Restrictive Interventions & Practice: Managing Acute Disturbance, Violence and Aggression

FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2021

VIRTUAL, Online

This virtual conference will focus on reducing restrictive interventions in line with national guidance and the October 2020 Care Quality Commission Report, and ensuring adherence to the National NICE Quality Standard on Violence and Aggression. This focus on reducing restrictive practice is particularly important in light of COVID-19 pandemic where mental health services have reported spikes in incidents of physical restraint or seclusion on patients, driven by covid-19 restrictions (HSJ 5th June 2020).

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/restrictive-interventions-practice or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk

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PMHA Webinar 5 – Psychopharmacology for Paediatricians 

The PMHA continues its webinar series with a session on ‘Psychopharmacology for Paediatricians’, presented by Dr. Martynas Malkov: Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

It will take place on Monday 2nd August at 7:30pm

Booking is available here

Please sign up using your professional email address (@nhs.net or nhs.uk) and we will contact you when your registration has been approved.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reminder: PMHA Virtual Study Afternoon- 15th July

FREE: Still time to register – Please use this link

The schedule for the afternoon will run as follows:

12.45 Registration 

12:55 Introductions 
 
13:00 Talk 1- Eating Disorders: Dr Nasima Matine, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust  

13:45 Questions 
 
14:00 Talk 2- The long-term effects of developmental trauma on children and young people: Dr Laura Wood, Consultant Paediatrician, Research Director and Child & Family Modern Slavery Lead, Vita Training 

14:45 Questions  

15:00 Break 

15:15 Talk 3: Acute Behavioural Disturbance: Dr Anthony Crabb, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership NHS Trust  

16:00 Questions
  
16:15 Talk 4: Mental Health Law: Dr Rory Conn, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership Trust 

17:00 Questions
 
17:15 Close

PMHA Webinar 4 – Tics and Tourette’s

Tics and Tourette’s: A General Paediatricians Guide 

Dr Emma Blake: General Paediatrician and Paediatric Mental Health Consultant, Convenor of the PMHA 

It will take place on Monday 19th July at 7:30pm

Booking is available here.

Please sign up using your professional email address (@nhs.net or nhs.uk) and we will contact you when your registration has been approved.

We look forward to seeing you there!

PMHA Webinars

The webinars will run fortnightly on Monday evenings and will cover a range mental health topics relevant to the RCPCH training curriculum.

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5th July7.30-8.30History taking, Mental State, Examination and Formulation in General PaediatricsDr Megan Fisher: Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
19th July7.30-8.30Tics and Tourette’s: A General Paediatricians Guide Dr Emma Blake: General Paediatrician and Paediatric Mental Health ConsultantConvenor of the PMHA 
2nd August7.30-8.30Psychopharmacology for Paediatricians Dr. Martynas Malkov: Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
16th August 7.30-8.30Mental Health LawDr Suyog Dhakras: Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist  Mr Robert Wheeler Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon and Associate Medical Director, Department of Clinical Law 
3 week summer break
6th September 7.30-8.45Panel: Careers in Mental Health for Paediatricians Dr Cassie Coleman, Dr Anna Kyle, Dr Nancy Bostock, Dr Lee Hudson, Dr Max Davie, Dr Kim Pierson, Dr Hannah Mshelbwala and Dr Katya Certic
20th September 7.30-8.30Organic and Non-Organic Causes of Psychosis in ChildhoodDr Hilary Lloyd: Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Safeguarding Adolescents and Young Adults: Delivering a Strengths-Based Approach
TUESDAY 13 JULY 2021 (VIRTUAL, 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 kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #SafeguardingYoungAdults
Masterclass: Safeguarding Children Level 3 – NHS Level 4
FRIDAY 16 JULY 2021 (VIRTUAL, Online)

The course will explore child protection conferences, preparing child protection plans and the role of core groups to ensure the best outcomes for children at risk of harm. You will have the opportunity to take part in a simulated Case Conference based on a detailed case study.The aim of the course is that you will have a clear understanding of the assessment and decision-making processes and a sound grasp of the principles and processes for effective collaboration. You will also gain skills in preparing for the Case Conference including how to write a formal report, identifying what is and what isn’t evidence-based information and how to challenge decisions.The Facilitator for this course, Christine Moody, is a highly experienced senior manager with a track record of delivering sustained improvements in health and social care. She currently has a range of independent roles with specialist areas of expertise including safeguarding children’s, children mental health (CAMHS) tribunal member. Christine is an experienced trainer with a creative results-orientated approach who receives excellent feedback on her ability to engage with people and organisations to help them achieve measurable and realistic outcomes.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/masterclass-safeguarding-children-level-3-nhs-level-4 or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk 
Assessing Parenting and a Child’s Environment using the HOME Inventory
FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2021 (VIRTUAL, Online)
The Home Observation and Measurement of the Environment (HOME) Caldwell and Bradley (1984; 2003) has been extensively utilised across clinical and research contexts and provides a validated and reliable measure of parenting capacity which can be utilised in a wide range of assessments and provide a measure of change. This one day Masterclass will provide practitioners with; tools to explore the child or young person’s experiences in their home environment; the skills to administer the 24-hour interview; guidance on how to score the HOME and make a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the child or young person’s experience of care in their home environment; an evidential basis for planning interventions and measuring outcomes.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/parenting-childs-environment-home-inventory or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk
Decision making using the Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework
THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2021 (VIRTUAL, Online)

This virtual masterclass, facilitated by Fay Berry and Stephen Pizzey, explores decision making in complex child protection and safeguarding cases using the Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework (SAAF).The Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework (Pizzey, Bentovim, Cox, Bingley Miller and Tapp, 2016) was designed to help professionals make an analysis of the level of harm suffered or likely to be suffered by the child; the risks of re-abuse or likelihood of future harm; and the prospects for successful intervention in cases that social workers find complex. The SAAF provides a systematic, robust, evidence-based and time-efficient model and a range of methods for assessing, analysing and making decisions in the safeguarding context. The Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework focuses on analysis and decision-making and enables practitioners to evidence the rationale underpinning their recommendations and decisions to their managers and the courts.Experienced professionals with responsibility for making or contributing to assessments of children and families where there are ongoing safeguarding concerns, including staff in children’s social care, CAMHS, health, education, police, probation, expert witnesses, children’s guardians and independent social workers should attend this masterclass.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/safeguarding-children-framework or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Caldicott Principles & Information Sharing – Children & Young People
TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2021 (VIRTUAL, 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

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PMHA Webinar 2 – Optimising Mental Health in Asthma

After a very successful start to our evening webinar series last week, booking is now open for the PMHA’s next webinar, “Optimising Mental Health in Asthma – The Role of the MDT”.

The first of our webinars focusing on mental health issues within a specific Paediatric subspecialty, the webinar will be delivered by two members of Addenbrooke’s Hospital’s fantastic Paediatric Respiratory team – Dr. Louise Selby, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician, and Dr. Amy Shayle, Clinical Psychologist – and is sure to be relevant to anyone looking after children and young people with asthma.

It will take place on Monday 21st June at 7:30pm.

Booking is available here.  

We look forward to seeing you next Monday!


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