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
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
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
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.
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
Welcome and Introduction – Dr Cassie Coleman and Dr Bo Fischer
The 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.
The 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.
On the ground – the Impact of Lockdown on Preschoolers– A Health Visitor’s Perspective. Taifa Armstrong, Health Visitor, Bucks
Safeguarding sequelae of the pandemic TBC
Screen use and Development – what is the evidence? Dr Max Davie, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Lambeth.
Adolescents- Risk, resilience and relationships – Demelza Holmes, Research in Practice (pre-recorded talk )
Keynote lecture: Health Inequalities: Everyone’s business ” – Professor Subodh Dave, Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Friday 28th January 2021
Symposium: The Complex Child
Welcome and Introduction – Dr Cassie Coleman and Dr Bo Fischer
Child to parent violence and abuse. Carole Baker, Whose in Charge? Programme Trainer
LAC/Adopted Children – Misdiagnosis of Complexity Dr Matt Woolgar, Clinical Psychologist, South London & Maudsley
Functional abdominal pain syndromes in children Dr Kate Stein, CAMHS, Oxford.
The Pandemic of Eating disorders – Some Case studies – TBC
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
The PMHA’s next webinar, on the topic of “Eating Disorders”, will be held on Monday 4th October at 7.30pm (Online).
Organised in conjunction with the Thinking Together group, this webinar will be delivered by Dr. Muriel Meso (Consultant Paediatrician), Dr. Victoria Chapman (Eating Disorder Consultant) and Dr. Ros Dharampal (Liaison Psychiatry Consultant).
Further webinars are being planned for October and November. Details will be available soon.
You may also be interested in the following events from Healthcare Conferences UK: They are pleased to offer a 20% discount with code “hcuk20pmha“
Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER 2021, 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.
Safeguarding Adolescents and Young Adults: Delivering a Strengths-Based Approach
WEDNESDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2021, 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.
They are pleased to offer a 20% discount with code hcuk20pmha
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.
The covid 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 this year 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.
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Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder
WEDNESDAY 8th DECEMBER 2021, 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 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 carer – 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
Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #PersonalityDisorder2021
Positive Parenting – Promoting Children and Young People’s Development and Well-being
WEDNESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2021, 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 practitioners. *Free guides supplied as part of this masterclass* ‘Promoting Positive Parenting & Promoting Children and Young People’s Development and Well-being’
Reducing the Harmful effects of exposure to Domestic Violence & Abuse on Children and Young People
TUESDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2021, VIRTUAL, Online
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. The masterclass will also cover the Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) approach – a program, organization, or system that realises the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices.