The Paediatric Mental Health Association invites trainees in Paediatrics, Psychiatry, General Practice, and Emergency Medicine to submit abstracts for our Annual Winter Meeting.
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 (27th January).
These need to be submitted by December 16th at the latest.
To submit an abstract, please click here to download a template, and then email your completed abstract to PMHAtrainees@gmail.com by December 16th at the latest. Your abstract will be reviewed by members of the PMHA Executive Committee and you will be notified of acceptance by the 20th of December.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts and to welcoming you to our meeting in January!
The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Northwest London are holding an online ‘Learning Network Event’ on November 8th, between 2pm and 5pm.
At the event, you can find out more about a new and innovative service that addresses the needs of young people experiencing a mental health crisis in London. The event’s aim is to share learning with clinicians, managers, researchers and policymakers who may be thinking about different approaches to tackle the challenges ahead.
The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) present an online talk with Q&As.
Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 6pm
This talk will consider the impact of diabetes on peoples lives, clinical presentations, and an approach to safe management of the significant associated physical and mental health risks.
The event is organised by the London and South East ACAMH Branch. The format will be a joint talk from Dr. Helen Partridge and Dr. Carla Figueiredo for one-hour, which is followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.
Slides will be made available to delegates after the talk, together with access to a recording of the session for 90 days after the event. Please note these recordings are for delegates only and due to copyright and cannot be shared. All delegates will receive an CPD certificate via email.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Just a reminder about the upcoming PMHA Summer meeting on Thursday 7th July from 1pm. This will be useful for Paediatric trainees and consultants interested in becoming departmental mental health leads, or for those already in the role and keen to know what support is available.
13:30 – Welcome and Introductions
13:40 – Dr. Karen Street, RCPCH Officer for Mental Health: “The Role of Paediatricians in Supporting Mental Health”
14:25 – Dr. Richard Sankar, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, “Navigating Commissioning within Child Mental Health”
15:10 – Break
15:20 – Dr. Emma Blake, PMHA Convenor: “Building Networks and Getting Support in Your Role as Mental Health Lead”
16:05 – Dr. James Dearden, Paediatric Mental Health Lead: “Working as a Mental Health Lead in General Paediatrics”
16:50 – Close
As usual, 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.
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.
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).
The schedule for the afternoon will run as follows:
13:00 Talk 1- Eating Disorders: Dr Nasima Matine, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust
14:00 Talk 2- The long-term effects of developmental trauma on children and young people: Dr Laura Wood, Consultant Paediatrician, Research Director and Child & Family Modern Slavery Lead, Vita Training
15:15 Talk 3: Acute Behavioural Disturbance: Dr Anthony Crabb, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
16:15 Talk 4: Mental Health Law: Dr Rory Conn, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership Trust