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 Webinar 7: Careers Panel

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!

Booking is available here

Child Bereavement UK: Training Courses

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.

More information and booking
Bereavement awareness training – Early years and nursery
Tuesday 24 August, 4 pm – 5.30 pm

This training provides an introduction to bereavement for professionals working in pre-school, nursery and early years settings.

More information and booking
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.

More information and booking

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 training@childbereavementuk.org and we will be happy to discuss.

Child Bereavement UK Email: training@childbereavementuk.org

Report: Children, Young People and Families’ Experiences of Chronic Asthma Management and Care

This recent report aims to better understand young people’s experience of managing chronic asthma and how asthma care and management could be improved particularly for groups experiencing exclusion and living in areas of deprivation.  

Click on the above image to see the report, or click here to go to the hosting website.

This report is led by the Young People’s Health Partnership working closely with partners at the Association for Young People’s Health, the Race Equality FoundationFriends, Families and Travellers and RCPCH &Us.

It was written by PMHA member Jeremy Sachs (to visit his personal website click here), who worked to produce it with the Association for Young People’s Health.

PMHA webinars on children’s and young people’s mental health

We are delighted to announce that, starting in June 2021, the PMHA is running a series of free webinars on children’s and young people’s mental health.

The webinars will run fortnightly on Monday evenings and will cover a range of topics relevant to the RCPCH training curriculum. Paediatric doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, as well as professionals from other medical specialties, are all welcome to attend.

We are excited to be collaborating with several different groups on this project. Half of our sessions will be aimed at general Paediatricians and we will be working with the very popular Thinking Together group to deliver some of these. The other half of our sessions will be run in conjunction with other subspecialty groups within the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), covering particular mental health issues affecting their patient populations.


First Webinar – Monday 7th June, 7:30pm

Our first webinar, run in collaboration with the Thinking Together group, will take place at 7:30pm on Monday 7th June. The focus will be Medically Unexplained Symptoms, and it will be delivered by the wonderful Dr. Virginia Davies, Consultant Paediatric Liaison Psychiatrist at The Whittington Hospital. It’s sure to be an engaging and interesting session and we look forward to welcoming lots of you there.


To register your interest in attending these webinars, please sign up to our mailing list at the following link using your professional email address (nhs.net or nhs.uk):

Click here to sign up to the mailing list

We will send regular emails with details of upcoming sessions and booking links. We will also make this information about the sessions available here on the PMHA website.

We’re looking forward to getting started with this new project
and can’t wait for you all to join us.

Introducing ACAMH

We would like to introduce to you ACAMH: The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Their vision:
“Sharing best evidence, improving practice. We aspire for ACAMH to become a major portal, access point for anyone seeking the most expertly digested understanding and interpretations of the best evidence available”

ACAMH has many interesting upcoming events – follow the links below to learn more:

Child and adolescent mental health: what have we learnt during the Covid-19 pandemic? Looking back, Looking forward

18 Mar 2021, LIVE STREAM,  A 2-Day National Conference
Click here for more details

Predicting Complex PTSD in Foster Care – CAMHS around the Campfire

29 Mar 2021, LIVE STREAM, An Informal Journal Club
Click here for more details

The evolution and challenge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): A modular solution to intervention

29 Apr 2021, LIVE STREAM, A 2-day training
Click here for more details

ADHD in CYP with autism, and pharmacological treatment – CAMHS around the Campfire

25 May 2021, An Informal Journal Club
Click here for more details

Paediatricians warn parents to be alert to signs of eating disorders

Paediatricians have seen a huge rise in cases of anorexia nervosa and other food restriction disorders in this age group, with some reporting a doubling, tripling or even quadrupling of cases compared with the same period last year.

For more information, please go to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) website by clicking here.

Help and support

BEAT eating disorders charity has a lot of useful information on their website and their helpline is open over the festive period.

More about SPIN Modules in Child Mental Health

The RCPCH has a range of Special Interest (SPIN) modules. The deadline for applications is December 1st 2020

  • 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.

Click here to read about the SPIN Module Curriculum in Child Mental Health.

For more information about applying for the Spin modules, please click on this link: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/special-interest-spin-module-application-guidance

Sir Norman Lamb, Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, has agreed to record a talk for the ONLINE 2-day PMHA Annual Meeting

Join us on Friday 29th January 2021 to hear what he has to say

You can book for the PMHA annual meeting here https://pmha-uk.org/the-pmha-annual-winter-meeting/

About the CYPMHC:

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“The vision of CYPMHC is for all infants, children and young people to grow up in a society that prioritises, invests in, listens and attends to their mental health and wellbeing. We are working towards building a nation where positive mental health is promoted and early intervention practices are in place to secure mentally healthier futures for our children and young people.

We see mental health as everyone’s business. When one of us is in distress, there are implications for everyone: lost potential, unemployment and crime are just some of the consequences.

We want the Government to hear what we have to say and to put our ideas into practice. We would like ministers, commissioners and everyone who makes decisions relating to children and young people to note that promoting positive mental health, preventing mental ill health, and intervening early when problems arise requires cross-government action.

We do not represent any one organisation, approach, or professional group but rather we engage with our members and come together to provide a strong unified voice speaking out about children and young people’s mental health.”

Please click on the link below for more information

https://cypmhc.org.uk