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!

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


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.