Webinar 19: Maternal anxiety associated with childhood food allergy and psychological intervention 

The next PMHA Webinar will be on Monday 16th May at 7.30pm.

It is on “Maternal anxiety associated with childhood food allergy and psychological intervention”, and will be given by Dr Matthew Hodes, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Imperial College London, and Dr Bea Vickers, Consultant Psychiatrist, South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust.  

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

Click here to register for the webinar

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

Research highlight

Findings of the CLoCK study were published last week in the Lancet, outlining the physical and mental symptoms experienced by children and young people 3 months after infection with SARS-CoV-2. Researchers compared symptoms at baseline and 3 months between young people who tested positive for COVID versus those who tested negative.

Interestingly, the mental health, wellbeing, and fatigue scores were similar in the two groups. Striking, however, is the high proportion (about 40%) of children and young people who felt worried, sad or unhappy irrespective of whether they had COVID. Perhaps it reflects the fact that they have all been living through the pandemic’s isolation and school closures.  

Physical and mental health 3 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection (long COVID) among adolescents in England (CLoCk): a national matched cohort study

Stephenson T, Pereira SMP, Shafran R, et al. Physical and mental health 3 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection (long COVID) among adolescents in England (CLoCk): a national matched cohort study. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2022;0(0). doi:10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00022-0  

Follow this link to read the full paper.

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

Upcoming events from Healthcare Conferences UK

They are pleased to offer a 20% discount with code hcuk20pmha 


Improving Mental Health Crisis Care

WEDNESDAY 19th JANUARY 2022

VIRTUAL, Online

The NHS has recently proposed the introduction of five new waiting time guarantees. The proposals could ensure that patients requiring urgent care will be seen by community mental health crisis teams within 24 hours of referral, with the most urgent getting help within four hours. Mental health liaison services for those who end up in A&E departments would also be rolled out to remaining sites across the country.

This national conference focuses on ensuring best practice in mental health crisis services and delivering effective access during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference takes a practical case study based approach to improving services and outcomes for people with mental health conditions reaching crisis point, and will also examine meeting demand and how currently stretched services can meet the new NHS access standards. The day will focus on improving services for mental health crisis care, through learning from organisations that have succeeded in addressing the challenge of improving access and delivering an effective mental health crisis pathway.

For further information and to book your place visit 

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/improving-mental-health-crisis-care  or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare  #MHCrisis

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

THURSDAY 27th JANUARY 2022

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.

The course will:

  • Introduce participants with up to date information from the emerging, evolving field of ACEs Adverse Childhood Experiences, from population studies, and studies of mental health, maltreatment and offending behaviour.
  • Introduce the Modular Hope for Children and Families Intervention resources, and the way these can be adapted to meet the complex needs of parents responsible for adversity, and children and young people who are affected by them.

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


Sexual Abuse & Mental Health: Reducing the impact of abuse on mental health

THURSDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 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 nicki@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #AbuseMH

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

THURSDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2022

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. 

For further information and to book your place visit

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


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

WEDNESDAY 2nd MARCH 2022

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 kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #reducingrestrictivepractice

Positive Parenting – Promoting Children and Young People’s Development and Well-being

THURSDAY 3rd MARCH 2022

VIRTUAL, Online

The Masterclass will present the Hope for Children and Families (HfCF) modular approach, and two guides, to develop core therapeutic skills to promote positive parenting, and to work with parents to understand the developmental stages, and meet the needs of children and young people throughout the lifespan. The material provides step by step approaches to deliver an evidence-based intervention can be delivered by newly qualified practitioners, and support staff, and can provide guidance for experienced practioners.

Facilitated by Dr Arnon BentovimDirector, Child and Family Training UK, Visiting Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London, and formerly a Consultant at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic and Carol JolliffeDirector of Child and Family Training UK

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/positive-parenting-masterclass or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk


Reducing the Harmful effects of exposure to Domestic Violence & Abuse on Children and Young People

THURSDAY 10th MARCH 2022

VIRTUAL, 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


Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

TUESDAY 15th MARCH 2022

VIRTUAL, 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 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
  • 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 disorder
  • Identify key strategies for engaging with and supporting carers
  • Exploring creative approaches
  • Understand how to self assess and audit your service for personality disorder and developing an action plan for improvement
  • Supporting 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 kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #PersonalityDisorder2021

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

THURSDAY 24th MARCH 2022

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 the conference on Twitter #SafeguardingYoungAdults

 

PMHA Webinar 14: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The final PMHA webinar of this year will take place on Monday 13th December at 19:30. The topic of this webinar is ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ and will be presented by Dr David Vickers, Consultant Community Paediatrician and Medial Director of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Foundation Trust

To book a place at the webinar,

Click 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.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

PMHA Annual meeting: Booking now open

This ONLINE meeting will be held on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th January, 2022, on Zoom

Please go to The PMHA Meetings to see the programme, full details and a link to book to attend

Members of the PMHA will be able to book with a discount.

If you are not already a Member, but would like to receive this discount, please go to Join the PMHA and sign up. Only £25 a year.

We look forward to seeing you in January!

Upcoming PMHA Webinar: SPIN Modules in Child Mental Health

Interested in working in mental health as a Paediatrician? Thinking of applying for Child Mental Health SPIN? Interested in developing expertise as a local Lead Paediatrician in Child Mental Health?

Come along to a webinar on Monday 29th November at 19:30 to hear from members of the RCPCH Child Mental Health CSAC!

Register to attend using your NHS email and the link below:

Click here to register for this webinar

About child mental health special interest (SPIIN) modules:

SPIN in training for level 3 trainees – This is additional training and experience in a clinical area, which you complete in 12 to 18 months of clinical time. If you do a SPIN module and complete your training, you can apply for posts as a General Paediatrician with a special expertise.

Post completion SPIN for Paediatricians on the GMC specialist register – This is additional training or experience, which you complete usually over a 12 month to five year period.

Applications for modules starting in Feb/Mar 2022 are now open until Friday 3 December 2021.

To find out more, click here to go to the RCPCH website.

PMHA Annual Winter Meeting Programme

The PMHA’s annual winter meeting will take place on the 27th and 28th January 2022, and will be held online via Zoom.

Target audience: Health care professionals interested in mental health.

Key aims: Education, update and discussions about current topics in children and young people’s mental health.

A booking link will be available soon, so please save the date if you are interested in attending. Below is the programme for the two-day meeting:


Thursday 27th January 2022

Symposium –  Childhood Social and Emotional Development

09:20-09:30Welcome and Introduction – Dr Cassie Coleman and Dr Bo Fischer
09:30-10:15The long-term impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of children who were in-utero or born during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Dr Jane Barlow, Professor of Evidence Based Intervention and Policy Evaluation, University of Oxford.
10:15-11:00The impact of maternal mental illness on the parent- infant relationship and implications for the developing infant.
Dr Selena Gleadow-Ware, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, NHS Lothian.
11:00-
11:15
Comfort break
11:15- 12:00On the ground – the Impact of Lockdown on Preschoolers– A Health Visitor’s Perspective.
Taifa Armstrong, Health Visitor, Bucks
12:00-12:45   Safeguarding sequelae of the pandemic   TBC
12:45-14:00Lunch break
14:00-14:30Screen use and Development – what is the evidence?
Dr Max Davie, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Lambeth.
14:30- 15:00Adolescents- Risk, resilience and relationships
– Demelza Holmes, Research in Practice
(pre-recorded talk )
15:00-16:00 Keynote lecture:  Health Inequalities: Everyone’s business ” – Professor Subodh Dave, Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Friday 28th January 2021

Symposium: The Complex Child

09:20-
09:30
Welcome and Introduction – Dr Cassie Coleman and Dr Bo Fischer
9:30-
10:15 
Unpicking complex cases involving
ASD/attachment/trauma/parenting styles/ADHD/anxiety
Dr Nancy Bostock, Consultant Paediatrician
10:15-
11.00
 Child to parent violence and abuse.
Carole Baker, Whose in Charge? Programme Trainer
11:00-
11:15
Comfort break
11:15-
12:00
Trainee presentations
12:00-
12:45
LAC/Adopted Children – Misdiagnosis of Complexity
Dr Matt Woolgar, Clinical Psychologist, South London & Maudsley
12:45-
13:15 
Lunch break
13:15-
14:00
Functional abdominal pain syndromes in children
Dr Kate Stein, CAMHS, Oxford.
14:00-
15:00
The Pandemic of Eating disorders – Some Case studies  –  TBC
End

There will also be Poster Presentations from Trainee Health Professionals, including Paediatricians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Nurses, GPs. Full details regarding how to submit a poster presentation about research into Child Mental Health for selection will also be available soon

Coram BAAF Health Conference

15th November, 9.45am-3.45pm, ONLINE via Zoom

The theme this year is “mental health and wellbeing”

Confirmed speakers include the Rees Centre, the South East Clinical Networks Mental health project, the charity “Climbing Out,” and “The Green Light Trust”.

Book now to take advantage of the earlybird discount. There is an opportunity for members to share practice in the brief share slots (to replace poster presentations).

For further information or to book, click here