PMHA Webinar 8: It’s not too late to book

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.

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.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/improving-mental-health-support-for-asylum-seekers-and-refugees 
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
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.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.socialcareconferences.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/safeguarding-adolescents-and-young-adults 
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk



PMHA Webinar 6: Mental Health Law

Presented by: Dr Suyog Dhakras, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Mr Robert Wheeler Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon and Associate Medical Director, Department of Clinical Law. 

The webinar will take place on Zoom on Monday August 16th at 19:30.

Booking is available 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.

We look forward to seeing you there!

After this webinar, the PMHA Webinar Series will then start again on Monday September 6th, 2021, with a Discussion Panel: Careers in Mental Health for Paediatricians. 

More interesting 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

VIRTUAL, 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.

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/improving-mental-health-support-for-asylum-seekers-and-refugees or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #RefugeeMentalHealth


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.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/camhs-national-summit  or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #CAMHS2021


Therapeutic work with children and young people suffering child sexual abuse and exploitation

THURSDAY 14th OCTOBER 2021

VIRTUAL, Online

This Masterclass programme, facilitated by Dr Arnon Bentovim and Carol Jolliffe, will help practitioners working in social care, health, education and youth justice to deliver effective therapeutic work with children subject to sexual abuse and exploitation. The approach recognises that sexual abuse and exploitation occur in a context of significant adversity, and is based in Trauma Informed Practice which recognises common responses to adversity in childhood are traumatic, and such responses in association with a variety of social, psychological and genetic influences can trigger an extensive set of complex overlapping physical, behavioural and mental health responses. Trauma-Informed Practice TIP advocates that services should recognise the traumatic base of the problems presented to them and adapt their practice to encompass this understanding. The Hope for Children and Families Intervention Resources are a set of step-by-step guides, focusing on relevant themes, including Working with Child Sexual Abuse and Addressing Emotional and Traumatic Responses. Each module includes guidance notes, scripts, activities, and worksheets that can be organised into a customised treatment menu for each child or young person. They are designed to help practitioners from all types of services, training and levels of experience.

Practitioners in social care, health, education and youth justice who need to develop their skills in working with children and young people who have been sexually abused and exploited should attend.

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/therapy-child-abuse or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk


Masterclass: Therapeutic Interventions to Reduce the Harmful Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

THURSDAY 21st OCTOBER 2021

VIRTUAL, Online

This CPD certified programme will outline the increasing evidence of the impact of Adverse Experiences of Childhood (ACEs) on the health and well-being of children and young people extending into adult life. There is a growing demand for interventions to prevent their harmful effects.

Research will be reviewed about the impact of ACEs through population studies, intergenerational studies, and specific groups – self harming, mental health, and substance abuse, offending, and violent behaviour.

Approaches to intervention will be reviewed, to prevent the harmful impact of maltreatment and the limitations of these approaches to fit with the complex responses associated with multiple ACEs.

Facilitated by: Arnon Bentovim trained at the Maudsley Hospital/Institute of psychiatry trained as a Psychoanalyst, and subsequently became involved in the growing interest in the systemic/family therapy field. He helped to establish the Association and Institute of Family Therapy, and researched measures of family functioning, and clinical approaches with colleagues at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/virtual-online-courses/therapeutic-interventions-adverse-childhood-experiences  or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk


Safeguarding Adolescents and Young Adults: Delivering a Strengths-Based Approach

WEDNESDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2021

VIRTUAL, 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 kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #SafeguardingYoungAdults


Reducing and improving the use of Restrictive Interventions & Practice: Managing Acute Disturbance, Violence and Aggression

FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2021

VIRTUAL, Online

This virtual conference will focus on reducing restrictive interventions in line with national guidance and the October 2020 Care Quality Commission Report, and ensuring adherence to the National NICE Quality Standard on Violence and Aggression. This focus on reducing restrictive practice is particularly important in light of COVID-19 pandemic where mental health services have reported spikes in incidents of physical restraint or seclusion on patients, driven by covid-19 restrictions (HSJ 5th June 2020).

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/restrictive-interventions-practice or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #reducingrestrictivepractice

PMHA Webinar 5 – Psychopharmacology for Paediatricians 

The PMHA continues its webinar series with a session on ‘Psychopharmacology for Paediatricians’, presented by Dr. Martynas Malkov: Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

It will take place on Monday 2nd August at 7:30pm

Booking is available 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.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Reminder: PMHA Virtual Study Afternoon- 15th July

FREE: Still time to register – Please use this link

The schedule for the afternoon will run as follows:

12.45 Registration 

12:55 Introductions 
 
13:00 Talk 1- Eating Disorders: Dr Nasima Matine, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust  

13:45 Questions 
 
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 

14:45 Questions  

15:00 Break 

15:15 Talk 3: Acute Behavioural Disturbance: Dr Anthony Crabb, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership NHS Trust  

16:00 Questions
  
16:15 Talk 4: Mental Health Law: Dr Rory Conn, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership Trust 

17:00 Questions
 
17:15 Close

PMHA Webinar 4 – Tics and Tourette’s

Tics and Tourette’s: A General Paediatricians Guide 

Dr Emma Blake: General Paediatrician and Paediatric Mental Health Consultant, Convenor of the PMHA 

It will take place on Monday 19th July at 7:30pm

Booking is available 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.

We look forward to seeing you there!

PMHA Virtual Study Afternoon

Following the success last summer, this year the PMHA will again hold a Virtual Study Afternoon on Thursday 15th July (on ZOOM)

The afternoon will focus on providing practical tips to manage commonly seen mental health conditions in the acute setting, as well as increasing understanding of some of the underlying causes for mental health difficulties.

While geared primarily towards paediatric trainees, all healthcare staff who care for children in the acute or community setting are welcome.

The included talks are: 

  • Eating Disorders
  • The Long-term Effects of developmental trauma
  • Acute Behavioural Disturbance
  • Mental Health Law

To register for the event, click here.

Children’s Mental Health Week, 1-7 February 2021

The PMHA is delighted to be supporting #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek, organised by the charity @Place2Be. Of course, for those of us in the PMHA, every week is Children’s Mental Health Week, but this yearly event is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of this issue more widely and start some important conversations at work and at home.

This past year has been an incredibly difficult one for many families, and we are starting to see more and more evidence about the effects that COVID-19, lockdown and school closures have had on children and young people in the UK and around the world. A poll at our annual meeting last week found that 97% of attendees had seen a change in children and young people presenting in acute crisis during COVID-19, with more than 7 in 10 seeing both increased numbers and increased complexity of presentation. And for every child presenting to hospital, there are likely countless more struggling at home.

“Express Yourself”

The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is “Express Yourself”. Many of us can find it hard to talk about mental health, particularly with children and young people. Place2Be have compiled an excellent set of resources – available at https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/schools-and-youth-groups/ – to help start these conversations and empower children to express themselves in different ways.

Many young people may wish to seek support outside their immediate friends and family. @YoungMindsUK has compiled an excellent list of support services available by phone, text, email and web chat, available here: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/get-urgent-help/ 

Of course, it’s not only children who need help and support during these challenging times. @LittleGoodDeed is a campaign aimed at helping parents and carers who may be struggling during lockdown. If you can, try to take the opportunity this week to reach out to a friend, colleague or family member who may be struggling. If you’re struggling yourself, see https://www.littlegooddeed.org.uk/getsupportnow for a list of useful resources you can access online or by phone.

We at the PMHA will continue to share useful resources throughout this week and beyond, so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook and, if you haven’t, sign up to become a PMHA member. We look forward to hearing more about how you’ve marked Children’s Mental Health Week and – crucially – how you keep that important work going in the weeks and months to come.

Reminder: The RCPCH’s Online Conference

The RCPCH conference is taking place now. As part of the conference, the PMHA is holding a joint workshop next week:

‘Difference and Self’ – A joint workshop with the British Association for Paediatricians in Audiology

Date: Tuesday 13th October
Time: 2 – 5 pm

This workshop will now be delivered in webinar form. Chaired by Dr Winfred Baddo and Dr Sheila Peters, this free, live online event will feature guest lectures and abstract presentations, with opportunities for delegates to ask questions. 

To find out more and to register, click on the link below:

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/events/conference-webinar-difference-self-mental-health-audiology

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

14:00 – 15:10 Chair: Dr Winifred Baddoo, Associate Specialist Paediatrician, Chairperson of the British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology (BAPA)

14:00 – 14:20 Voice of the child – views from children and young people on difference and self (video)

14:20 – 14:50 Visual difference: A contextual approach to understanding and supporting children, Dr James Kiff, Clinical Psychologist Specialising in Appearance Related Concerns

14:50 – 15:00 A biopsychosocial model of care for children and young people with persistent, unexplained, physical symptoms (PUPS), Abstract ID 250, J Pales

15:00 – 15:10    Engaging a community in supporting the mental health of young people, Abstract 591, S Green


15:10 – 15:30 Comfort break


15:30 – 17:00 Chair: Dr Sheila Peters, Consultant paediatrician, University Hospitals Southampton, Convenor of the Paediatric Mental Health Association

15:30 – 16:00 Social emotional functioning of deaf children and young people, Emmanouela Terlektsi, University of Birmingham Lecturer in deaf education and Programme lead of the teachers of the Deaf programme

16:00 – 16.30 National Deaf CAMHS: The first 10 years, Dr Rob Walker, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, National Deaf CAMHS (Central England) 

16:30 – 17:00 Questions and poster discussion

17:00 Finish