Upcoming Events

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.

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/preventing-suicide-in-young-people-children
or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #savingyounglives
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. 

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/the-future-of-adverse-childhood-experiences-ace-s
or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk
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  
 
For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/sexual-abuse-mental-health 
or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #AbuseMH
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.

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/caldicott-principles-information-sharing-children-young-people
or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #CaldicottChildren
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.

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/safeguarding-adolescents-and-young-adults  
or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #SafeguardingYoungAdults

Upcoming events

Healthcare Conferences UK are pleased to offer a 20% discount with code hcuk20pmha

Eating Disorders Masterclass

Thursday 14th July & Thursday 6th October 2022 (VIRTUAL, Online)

Beat (Beat Eating Disorders National Charity) believe approximately 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder. Around 25% of those affected by an eating disorder are male.

This one day masterclass will provide you with an overall understanding of the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and overall management of the eating disorders you are likely to see in practice.

Designed specifically to provide you with an overview of the range of eating disorders commonly seen, this one day masterclass will help you explore the key questions:
> How do I know if someone has an eating disorder?
> What are the features of the different types of eating disorders?
> Why does someone get an eating disorder and why is it so hard to treat?
> What are the signs, symptoms, and risks of eating disorders?
> How do I diagnose and treat a patient with an eating disorder?
> What are the medical risks associated with eating disorders?
> How do I treat the extremely physically unwell patient in hospital?
> How do I treat these patients in a primary care setting if the patient is not engaging with specialist services?
> What are the current national guidelines for eating disorders?
> How do I assess capacity in eating disorder patients? What about treatment under the Mental Health Act, or Mental Capacity Act?
> What help and resources are available for someone with an eating disorder?

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/eating-disorders-masterclass or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk
Sexual Abuse & Mental Health: Reducing the impact of abuse on mental health

Wednesday 21st September 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 kate@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow this conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare or #AbuseMH

Webinar 18: The Role of Psychology within an Oncology Team   

Monday 25th April at 19.30 (on Zoom)

The next PMHA Trainee webinar will be on ‘The Role of Psychology within an Oncology Team’. The webinar will be delivered by Dr Angela Kirby, Clinical Psychologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and will also cover medically related trauma.  

Click here to sign up for the webinar 

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

ACAMH Event: Suicide in children and young people

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) recently announced the following interesting event being held online on the 6th May 9.30am to 12pm.

Suicide in children and young people: Everyone’s concern

The topic of suicide has been identified as a high priority area, particularly in the context of Covid and lockdown, and subject we should all be concerned with. We need to identify those that need help early, and give them the support they need, and provide their support networks with the tools they need to assist. Additionally, we need to be helping families, friends, teachers, and these support networks work through the trauma in the aftermath of a suicide.

This practically focused online conference, organised by ACAMH Scottish Branch, will have talks from clinicians, education professionals, leading agency and charity professionals, and Public Health Scotland. Join us for the latest evidence-based research, and learn how you and your colleagues can better support those in need.

Who should attend

Mental health professionals, health professionals, education professionals, social workers and allied professionals, and those interested in the topic.

Key takeaways

  • How to identify better children and young people at risk of suicide and how to talk to them
  • Improved knowledge of range of services available to support children young people and their families
  • Improved knowledge about the differences in what differing services have to offer.


Click here for more information about the event and to book

RCPCH Webinar: Mental Health Leadership in Paediatrics

Key Audience: Paediatricians with an interest in Mental Health

Wednesday 30th March 2022, 1pm to 2pm, ONLINE

Dr Karen Street, RCPCH Officer for Mental Health, Dr Emma Blake, Chair of the Paediatric Mental Health Association (PMHA), and Dr James Dearden, Consultant Paediatrician and Mental Health Lead, will talk about the role that paediatricians can play in supporting children and young people’s mental health, and the opportunities that mental health lead roles offer for paediatrics.

Click here to learn more about the event and how to register.

Upcoming Events

Healthcare Conferences UK would like to inform you about the following upcoming events. They are pleased to offer a 20% discount with code hcuk20pmha 

Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children

Tuesday 26th April 2022, Online

This fifth National conference focuses on Saving Young Lives – Preventing Suicide in Children and Young People. Through national updates, case studies from multi-agency settings and lived experience insight, this conference will look at progress 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 discuss offering tailored support to families bereaved by suicide in line with the NICE recommendations. 

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/preventing-suicide-in-young-people-children or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #savingyounglives 
Eating Disorders Summit 2022: Improving Access, Treatment & Recovery Outcomes

Friday 29th April 2022, Online

The Covid-19 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 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. 

For further information and to book your place visit: https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/eating-disorders or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #EatingDisorders2022
Reducing the Harmful effects of exposure to Domestic Violence & Abuse on Children and Young People

Friday 13th May 2022, 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
 
Eating Disorders Masterclass

Tuesday 17th May 2022, Online

Beat (Beat Eating Disorders National Charity) believe approximately 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder. Around 25% of those affected by an eating disorder are male. This one day masterclass will provide you with an overall understanding of the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and overall management of the eating disorders you are likely to see in practice.
Designed specifically to provide you with an overview of the range of eating disorders commonly seen, this one day masterclass will help you explore the key questions about eating disorders. You will leave the day with more confidence and skills in managing this complex and risky group of patients, including how to help their families.

For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/eating-disorders-masterclass  or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk 
Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

Wednesday 29th June 2022, 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 carers.
– 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 

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/personality-disorder or email aman@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #PersonalityDisorder2022 

Webinar 17: Transference and Countertransference in Paediatrics

The next PMHA webinar will take place on Monday 21st March at 7.30pm. The topic of this webinar is “Transference and Countertransference” and it will be delivered by Dr Emma Blake, Consultant Paediatrician in Child Mental Health and Convenor of the Paediatric Mental Health Association

To book a place at the webinar, please 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 Webinar 16: Functional Neurological Disorders

The next PMHA webinar will take place on Monday 21st February at 7.30pm. The topic of this webinar is ‘Functional Neurological Disorders ’ and it will be delivered by Dr Matthew Butler, academic Neuropsychiatrist at King’s College London

To book a place at the webinar, please 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!

Don’t miss the PMHA Annual Meeting (online) this week: January 27th and 28th

It’s not too late to book!

To view the programme, click here.

The online meeting is a great opportunity to network with other professionals working in paediatrics and mental health, and to update yourself on the latest research and developments in the field.

If you have not already booked for the meeting, there is still time to do so. Members of the PMHA can attend at a special discounted price.

Click here for more information and to register.

Updated Annual Meeting Programme

We have just updated the programme for the PMHA Annual Winter Meeting 2022 (January 27th and 28th), adding more great speakers and sessions to the line up.

To view the updated programme, click here.

The online meeting is a great opportunity to network with other professionals working in paediatrics and mental health, and to update yourself on the latest research and developments in the field.

If you have not already booked for the meeting, there is still time to do so. Members of the PMHA can attend at a special discounted price.

Click here for more information and to register.