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.

PMHA Webinar 15: Self Injurious Behaviour

Happy new year to all our subscribers!

The first PMHA webinar of the year will take place on Monday 10th January at 7.30pm. The topic of this webinar is ‘Self Injurious Behaviour’ and it will be presented by Dr Caroline Richards, Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

To book a place at the webinar, 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 Annual meeting: Booking now open

This ONLINE meeting will be held on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th January, 2022, on Zoom

Please go to The PMHA Meetings to see the programme, full details and a link to book to attend

Members of the PMHA will be able to book with a discount.

If you are not already a Member, but would like to receive this discount, please go to Join the PMHA and sign up. Only £25 a year.

We look forward to seeing you in January!

PMHA Annual Winter Meeting Programme

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

09:20-09:30Welcome and Introduction – Dr Cassie Coleman and Dr Bo Fischer
09:30-10:15The 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.
10:15-11:00The 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.
11:00-
11:15
Comfort break
11:15- 12:00On the ground – the Impact of Lockdown on Preschoolers– A Health Visitor’s Perspective.
Taifa Armstrong, Health Visitor, Bucks
12:00-12:45   Safeguarding sequelae of the pandemic   TBC
12:45-14:00Lunch break
14:00-14:30Screen use and Development – what is the evidence?
Dr Max Davie, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Lambeth.
14:30- 15:00Adolescents- Risk, resilience and relationships
– Demelza Holmes, Research in Practice
(pre-recorded talk )
15:00-16:00 Keynote lecture:  Health Inequalities: Everyone’s business ” – Professor Subodh Dave, Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Friday 28th January 2021

Symposium: The Complex Child

09:20-
09:30
Welcome and Introduction – Dr Cassie Coleman and Dr Bo Fischer
9:30-
10:15 
Unpicking complex cases involving
ASD/attachment/trauma/parenting styles/ADHD/anxiety
Dr Nancy Bostock, Consultant Paediatrician
10:15-
11.00
 Child to parent violence and abuse.
Carole Baker, Whose in Charge? Programme Trainer
11:00-
11:15
Comfort break
11:15-
12:00
Trainee presentations
12:00-
12:45
LAC/Adopted Children – Misdiagnosis of Complexity
Dr Matt Woolgar, Clinical Psychologist, South London & Maudsley
12:45-
13:15 
Lunch break
13:15-
14:00
Functional abdominal pain syndromes in children
Dr Kate Stein, CAMHS, Oxford.
14:00-
15:00
The Pandemic of Eating disorders – Some Case studies  –  TBC
End

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

PMHA Webinar 9: Eating Disorders

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).

To book a place at the webinar, 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 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