The Paediatric Mental Health Association invites trainees in Paediatrics, Psychiatry, General Practice, and Emergency Medicine to submit abstracts for our Annual Winter Meeting.
The meeting, taking place virtually on the 27th and 28th January 2022, attracts speakers and delegates from a wide range of specialties to discuss the latest research and updates in Child Mental Health.
This year’s meeting will feature a trainee-led virtual poster session in which 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 (28th January).
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.
We hope you have had an enjoyable summer. After taking a break for the past few weeks, the PMHA Webinar series is now continuing – with a webinar on a different topic related to Paediatric mental health every fortnight.
The first webinar will be on Monday 6th September 19:30, ONLINE
Panel: Careers in Mental Health for Paediatricians
Dr Cassie Coleman, Dr Anna Kyle, Dr Nancy Bostock, Dr Lee Hudson, Dr Max Davie, Dr Kim Pierson, Dr Hannah Mshelbwala and Dr Katya Certic
Are you considering working in child mental health as a Paediatrician? Come to hear the stories of Paediatricians who have forged their own paths and developed their own roles. Suitable for Paediatricians of all stages!
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.
Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #EatingDisorders2021
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.
The organisation Child Bereavement UK are currently running a series of training courses. They say the following about them:
“We are delighted to announce that we have some availability on our August courses, a great opportunity to develop your skills. The 3-hour interactive training sessions are delivered by our experts with plenty of opportunities for discussion and reflection. Cost is £45.00 and they are aimed at any professional who comes into contact with grieving children and young people whatever the capacity. The 90-minute Bereavement Awareness webinar training courses are designed specifically for the education sector, recognising the importance of school in a young person’s life. This training will help to empower education professionals, by offering information, strategies and resources to support bereaved pupils and help them to manage their grief.”
Bereavement by suicide – Supporting children and young people Monday 23 August, 10am – 1pm
This 3 hour interactive online workshop will consider the challenges associated with supporting children and young people bereaved by suicide.
Pregnancy loss and death of a baby – Supporting parents Wednesday 25 August, 2 pm – 5 pm
This 3 hour interactive online workshop explores the impact of pregnancy loss and the death of a baby on parents and the wider family, and on the professionals who care for them, and will equip professionals with the knowledge, skills and understanding to provide the best possible care to parents in these circumstances.
We also have courses scheduled for September through to November. For details of all our other courses and sessions running later in the year please go to our website.
“Considering the tight time scale of three hours the webinar offered an excellent package of information, experience and opinions. I would recommend the website, organisation, and course to others. Not once was I tempted to start reading my emails!”
Please get in touch if you would like one of our open sessions run specifically for your organisation or if you would prefer a more bespoke approach tailored to your particular needs or business. Just contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to discuss.