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

ACAMH Event: Suicide in children and young people

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) recently announced the following interesting event being held online on the 6th May 9.30am to 12pm.

Suicide in children and young people: Everyone’s concern

The topic of suicide has been identified as a high priority area, particularly in the context of Covid and lockdown, and subject we should all be concerned with. We need to identify those that need help early, and give them the support they need, and provide their support networks with the tools they need to assist. Additionally, we need to be helping families, friends, teachers, and these support networks work through the trauma in the aftermath of a suicide.

This practically focused online conference, organised by ACAMH Scottish Branch, will have talks from clinicians, education professionals, leading agency and charity professionals, and Public Health Scotland. Join us for the latest evidence-based research, and learn how you and your colleagues can better support those in need.

Who should attend

Mental health professionals, health professionals, education professionals, social workers and allied professionals, and those interested in the topic.

Key takeaways

  • How to identify better children and young people at risk of suicide and how to talk to them
  • Improved knowledge of range of services available to support children young people and their families
  • Improved knowledge about the differences in what differing services have to offer.


Click here for more information about the event and to book

Updated Annual Meeting Programme

We have just updated the programme for the PMHA Annual Winter Meeting 2022 (January 27th and 28th), adding more great speakers and sessions to the line up.

To view the updated programme, click here.

The online meeting is a great opportunity to network with other professionals working in paediatrics and mental health, and to update yourself on the latest research and developments in the field.

If you have not already booked for the meeting, there is still time to do so. Members of the PMHA can attend at a special discounted price.

Click here for more information and to register.

Podcast: My Family, Mental Illness… and Me

The organisation Our Time, which seeks to help young people affected by parental mental health illness, has just launched what sounds like a fantastic new podcast called “My Family, Mental Illness… and Me”:

“At Our Time, we are very proud of this podcast. With it, we want to open up the conversation around parental mental illness. All of the guests who took part have or had a parent with a mental illness, or facing a mental health difficulty. Many have a significant public profile including: Joe Wicks, the nation’s PE teacher; BAFTA-winning screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn (In My Skin); comedian, author and actor Grace Campbell; and MP Neil Coyle. The interviews are brilliantly hosted by Dr Pamela Jenkins from the Mental Health Foundation, whose own mother had schizoaffective disorder.”

For more information about the podcast and the work which Our Time does, visit their website here.

Connected Child Health Website

We wanted to direct your attention to this fantastic website about physical and mental healthcare for young people. The site has been set up by Dr Rory Conn, a consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working in Exeter, Devon. Click on the image below to visit the site…

The website has an interesting blog section, where Dr Conn discusses different current issues and offers his own thoughts on working with the mental health of young people.

It also has a growing collection of useful resources for patients and families, as well as for professionals and students / trainees working in this area.

Members of the PMHA can find links to more great sources of information like this under the ‘Resources‘ section of this website. Not a member yet? Then why not join now?

PMHA Webinar 8: Organic and Non-organic Causes of Psychosis in Childhood

The next in the PMHA’s series of webinars will take place on Monday 20th September 19:30 (Online). The topic of this webinar is ‘Organic and Non-Organic Causes of Psychosis in Childhood.

The webinar will be presented by Dr Hilary Lloyd, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Salford Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Booking is available here.

All Emotions Are Okay!

Dr Sarah Temple, a GP and director of EHCAP – an organisation providing innovative solutions for education, health, care and prison services – has written a great book aimed at supporting children and families to be emotionally ready for school. The book, ‘All Emotions Are Okay’, is a bright and colourful exploration of the emotions young children, and their parents or carers, might feel when they start school.

Click on the picture to see and download the book

Click on the picture above, or click here, to see and download a pdf version of this book. You can also give feedback on the book.

PMHA Virtual Study Afternoon

Following the success last summer, this year the PMHA will again hold a Virtual Study Afternoon on Thursday 15th July (on ZOOM)

The afternoon will focus on providing practical tips to manage commonly seen mental health conditions in the acute setting, as well as increasing understanding of some of the underlying causes for mental health difficulties.

While geared primarily towards paediatric trainees, all healthcare staff who care for children in the acute or community setting are welcome.

The included talks are: 

  • Eating Disorders
  • The Long-term Effects of developmental trauma
  • Acute Behavioural Disturbance
  • Mental Health Law

To register for the event, click here.

The PMHA Annual Meeting is this week

A reminder that the PMHA Annual Meeting 2021 is taking place ONLINE on Thursday and Friday of this week.

The meeting has a great line-up of talks and presentations relating to different aspects of paediatric mental health and is an excellent way to connect with others working in this field.

Don’t miss out on this excellent annual event. If you haven’t registered yet but would like to attend either of the days, then you can still do so by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you later this week!