Interested in Mental Health Leadership in Paediatrics?

Did you miss the PMHA Summer Meeting on Thursday 7th July 2022? You can still find out about this role here:

In 2020, the RCPCH issued a position statement that outlines the role of Paediatricians in supporting children and young people’s mental health and makes key recommendations to ensure their mental health needs are met. One of the recommendations was to have a Mental Health Lead in every team. Click here for full details about this.

More recently, NHS England created a website to outline the NHS response to meeting the challenge of increasing referrals to mental health services This gives links to useful resources and guidelines. Click here to learn more about this.

On 30 March 2022, the RCPCH hosted a webinar about the role that Paediatricians can play in supporting children and young people’s mental health. Click here to watch a recording of this Webinar.

Adverse childhood experiences: what support do young people need?

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) recently published an interested article about supporting children who have had adverse experiences:

“Recent NIHR research aims to improve the lives of children and young people exposed to adverse childhood experiences. It identifies the types of support young people feel they need from services, and offers ways to support the mental health of children in care and those adopted from care…”

Click here to read more.

Upcoming events

Healthcare Conferences UK are pleased to offer a 20% discount with code hcuk20pmha

Eating Disorders Masterclass

Thursday 14th July & Thursday 6th October 2022 (VIRTUAL, 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.

Designed specifically to provide you with an overview of the range of eating disorders commonly seen, this one day masterclass will help you explore the key questions:
> How do I know if someone has an eating disorder?
> What are the features of the different types of eating disorders?
> Why does someone get an eating disorder and why is it so hard to treat?
> What are the signs, symptoms, and risks of eating disorders?
> How do I diagnose and treat a patient with an eating disorder?
> What are the medical risks associated with eating disorders?
> How do I treat the extremely physically unwell patient in hospital?
> How do I treat these patients in a primary care setting if the patient is not engaging with specialist services?
> What are the current national guidelines for eating disorders?
> How do I assess capacity in eating disorder patients? What about treatment under the Mental Health Act, or Mental Capacity Act?
> What help and resources are available for someone with an eating disorder?

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/eating-disorders-masterclass or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk
Sexual Abuse & Mental Health: Reducing the impact of abuse on mental health

Wednesday 21st September 2022 (VIRTUAL, 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 

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/sexual-abuse-mental-health  or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow this conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare or #AbuseMH

RCPCH Annual Conference

28 June 2022 – 30 June 2022 in Liverpool

The Paediatric Mental Health Association (PMHA) and Young People’s Health Special Interest Group (YPSIG) have a session on Thursday 30th June

The schedule for the session:

10:15-10:20 Introduction and welcome, Dr Emma Blake & Dr Katie Malbon
10:20-10:50Support for young people, families and ourselves
Lydia Tweed, Papyrus
10:50-11:10“20 things I have leant about suicide since October 21”
Dr Ian Rodd, Consultant Paediatrician, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
11:10-11:20Service evaluation of a treatment and management proforma for eating disorders, used on a general paediatric ward, Abstract ID 245
Ms Anna Grundy, Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
11:20-11:30Grownish: How And When To Include Adolescents In Adult Research, Abstract ID 130
Dr Martin Edwards, Cardiff and Vale UHB – Child Health
Dr Rhian Turner-Thomas, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales
11:30-12:00Comfort break and Poster Viewing
12:00-12:20Voices of Young People and Families
12:20-12:50“Starting the Conversation”
Esta Orchard, Education lead, Association for Young People’s health
(Facilitated discussion about how participants can support suicide prevention in their roles and what support / resources are needed to help with this)
12:50-13:00A snapshot of Adverse Childhood Experiences Among International Medical Students and their impact on Holistic Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Abstract ID 937
Dr Tim Carr, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, “Grigore T Popa”, Iași
13:00-13:10The double impact of the pandemic on BAME young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing: the effects of racial inequality and COVID-19, Abstract ID 1266
Prof Monica Lakhanpaul, University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Dr Anita Sharma, Royal Holloway, University of London
13:10-13:15Close and Summary

Please click here for more details or click here for information on how to book

BACCH Summer Meeting

The West Midlands British Association For Community Child Health (BACCH) summer meeting will be held on Friday July 1st, 2022.

Venue: West Bromwich Albion Football Club. The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 4LF

New developments in Community Paediatrics through the pandemic
– Learning from the past, shaping the future

Click here to see the programme (may be revised)

Or click here to download an application form to register.

RCPCH Training Course: How to manage eating disorders

The RCPCH has an interesting day-long, online training course taking place on the 20th June 2022:

Eating disorders are classified as mental health disorders which can result in serious and life-threatening short and long-term medical consequences and are increasingly common in day to day paediatric practice.

This course will help delegates develop an approach to the management of children and young people with eating disorders. It provides a clinical framework for the recognition, clinical risk assessment and management of children and young people with eating disorders.

It aims to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in assessing and managing a child or young person with an eating disorder in outpatient and inpatient paediatric medical settings.

The course is held online on 20th June, between 9.15am – 4.10pm 

Click here for more information and to reserve a place

RCPCH Webinar: Mental Health Leadership in Paediatrics

Key Audience: Paediatricians with an interest in Mental Health

Wednesday 30th March 2022, 1pm to 2pm, ONLINE

Dr Karen Street, RCPCH Officer for Mental Health, Dr Emma Blake, Chair of the Paediatric Mental Health Association (PMHA), and Dr James Dearden, Consultant Paediatrician and Mental Health Lead, will talk about the role that paediatricians can play in supporting children and young people’s mental health, and the opportunities that mental health lead roles offer for paediatrics.

Click here to learn more about the event and how to register.

Upcoming Events

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

Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children

Tuesday 26th April 2022, Online

This fifth National conference focuses on Saving Young Lives – Preventing Suicide in Children and Young People. Through national updates, case studies from multi-agency settings and lived experience insight, this conference will look at progress 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 discuss offering tailored support to families bereaved by suicide in line with the NICE recommendations. 

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/preventing-suicide-in-young-people-children or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #savingyounglives 
Eating Disorders Summit 2022: Improving Access, Treatment & Recovery Outcomes

Friday 29th April 2022, Online

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to surging numbers of people with eating disorders. This conference focuses on Eating Disorders: improving access, treatment and recovery outcomes, and meeting the national standards for children, young people and adult services during and beyond Covid-19. There is focus on early intervention and also a particular focus on Eating Disorders in boys and men. You will hear from James who has lived experience in eating disorders, and from a service working to reduce stigma and improve outcomes for boys and men with eating disorders. 

For further information and to book your place visit: https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/eating-disorders or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #EatingDisorders2022
Reducing the Harmful effects of exposure to Domestic Violence & Abuse on Children and Young People

Friday 13th May 2022, Online

The Home Office classifies Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) as “Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence and abuse between those aged 16 or over, who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender and sexuality.” The Children Act (Section 31, Children Act 1989, amended 2002) states that “children who witness domestic violence suffer emotional and psychological maltreatment”. It is estimated 1 in 7 UK children will be exposed to DVA. 

This CPD certified masterclass will consider the role of toxic stress and trauma in the pathway to interpersonal violence between parents, and the climate of violence which harms the mental health and development of children and young people. A trauma-informed model of identification, risk assessment, protection and modular intervention will be outlined to reduce the harmful effects of Domestic Violence and Abuse. 

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/domestic-violence-children-young-people or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk
 
Eating Disorders Masterclass

Tuesday 17th May 2022, 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.
Designed specifically to provide you with an overview of the range of eating disorders commonly seen, this one day masterclass will help you explore the key questions about eating disorders. You will leave the day with more confidence and skills in managing this complex and risky group of patients, including how to help their families.

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/eating-disorders-masterclass  or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk 
Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

Wednesday 29th June 2022, Online

This conference focuses on Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder both during and beyond Covid-19. This conference will enable you to: – Network with colleagues who are working to improve access and treatment for people with personality disorderReflect 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. – Understand the implications of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Position Statement on Services for People Diagnosable with Personality Disorder for your service
– Learn from outstanding practice in early intervention and working with GPs
– Ensure equity of access and improve support for people from diverse communities
– Discuss the use of terminology and stigma associated with this diagnosis
– Understand how to deliver an effective PD Treatment Pathway including treatment models and therapeutic interventions
– Develop your skills delivering a trauma informed approach and working with children and young adults experiencing symptoms of emerging Personality Disorder
– Understand how you can deliver effective psychological therapies for people with personality disorderIdentify key strategies for engaging with and supporting carers.
– Explore creative approaches
– Understand how to self assess and audit your service for personality disorder and developing an action plan for improvement
– Support people living with personality disorder
– Understand how to effectively integrate suicide mitigation practice into your service Self assess and reflect on your own practice 

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

Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #PersonalityDisorder2022 

Child in Mind Podcasts

The Anna Freud Centre has produced a number of expert podcasts to help parents and carers understand and manage mental health problems

To view these please click here

The Anna Freud Centre (National Centre for Children and Families) works in collaboration with children and young people, their families and communities to transform children and families’ mental health

You can go to their home page here.

Upcoming event: CAMHS National Summit 2022

Healthcare Conferences UK are pleased to offer a 20% discount with the code hcuk20pmha

CAMHS National Summit 2022: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults

FRIDAY 11th MARCH 2022

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 suicide prevention and learning from suicide and also safeguarding and CAMHS. 

For further information and to book your place visit 

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