PMHA Winter Meeting 2023 – Call for Abstracts

The Paediatric Mental Health Association invites trainees in Paediatrics, Psychiatry, General Practice, and Emergency Medicine to submit abstracts for our Annual Winter Meeting

The meeting, taking place at Minster Mill in Oxfordshire on the 26th and 27th January 2023, attracts speakers and delegates from a wide range of specialties to discuss the latest research and updates in Child Mental Health.

This year’s meeting will feature a trainee-led poster session in which 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). 

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!

Webinar 21: Contemporary Complexities of ADHD

Our next webinar will be taking place on Monday 21st November at 19:30. The topic is  ‘Contemporary Complexities of ADHD: Understanding and supporting diverse clinical presentations’, and it will be delivered by Dr. Cassie Coleman, Consultant Community Paediatrician 

As usual, please register using your professional email account (@nhs.net, @nhs.uk or @nhs.scot)

Please click here to register

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Event: Type 1 Diabetes and Disordered Eating (T1DE)- Recognition and Risk Management

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.

Click here for further information and booking details.

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

Interested in Mental Health Leadership in Paediatrics?

Did you miss the PMHA Summer Meeting on Thursday 7th July 2022? You can still find out about this role here:

In 2020, the RCPCH issued a position statement that outlines the role of Paediatricians in supporting children and young people’s mental health and makes key recommendations to ensure their mental health needs are met. One of the recommendations was to have a Mental Health Lead in every team. Click here for full details about this.

More recently, NHS England created a website to outline the NHS response to meeting the challenge of increasing referrals to mental health services This gives links to useful resources and guidelines. Click here to learn more about this.

On 30 March 2022, the RCPCH hosted a webinar about the role that Paediatricians can play in supporting children and young people’s mental health. Click here to watch a recording of this Webinar.

RCPCH Annual Conference

28 June 2022 – 30 June 2022 in Liverpool

The Paediatric Mental Health Association (PMHA) and Young People’s Health Special Interest Group (YPSIG) have a session on Thursday 30th June

The schedule for the session:

10:15-10:20 Introduction and welcome, Dr Emma Blake & Dr Katie Malbon
10:20-10:50Support for young people, families and ourselves
Lydia Tweed, Papyrus
10:50-11:10“20 things I have leant about suicide since October 21”
Dr Ian Rodd, Consultant Paediatrician, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
11:10-11:20Service evaluation of a treatment and management proforma for eating disorders, used on a general paediatric ward, Abstract ID 245
Ms Anna Grundy, Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
11:20-11:30Grownish: How And When To Include Adolescents In Adult Research, Abstract ID 130
Dr Martin Edwards, Cardiff and Vale UHB – Child Health
Dr Rhian Turner-Thomas, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales
11:30-12:00Comfort break and Poster Viewing
12:00-12:20Voices of Young People and Families
12:20-12:50“Starting the Conversation”
Esta Orchard, Education lead, Association for Young People’s health
(Facilitated discussion about how participants can support suicide prevention in their roles and what support / resources are needed to help with this)
12:50-13:00A snapshot of Adverse Childhood Experiences Among International Medical Students and their impact on Holistic Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Abstract ID 937
Dr Tim Carr, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, “Grigore T Popa”, Iași
13:00-13:10The double impact of the pandemic on BAME young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing: the effects of racial inequality and COVID-19, Abstract ID 1266
Prof Monica Lakhanpaul, University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Dr Anita Sharma, Royal Holloway, University of London
13:10-13:15Close and Summary

Please click here for more details or click here for information on how to book

Webinar 19: Maternal anxiety associated with childhood food allergy and psychological intervention 

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.

Click here to register for the webinar

RCPCH Training Course: How to manage eating disorders

The RCPCH has an interesting day-long, online training course taking place on the 20th June 2022:

Eating disorders are classified as mental health disorders which can result in serious and life-threatening short and long-term medical consequences and are increasingly common in day to day paediatric practice.

This course will help delegates develop an approach to the management of children and young people with eating disorders. It provides a clinical framework for the recognition, clinical risk assessment and management of children and young people with eating disorders.

It aims to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in assessing and managing a child or young person with an eating disorder in outpatient and inpatient paediatric medical settings.

The course is held online on 20th June, between 9.15am – 4.10pm 

Click here for more information and to reserve a place

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.

Research highlight

Surveillance methodology has been widely used in paediatrics (British Paediatric Surveillance Unit, BPSU) and psychiatry (Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Surveillance System, CAPSS) to provide epidemiological data on conditions of interest. This study aimed to investigate the degree to which community paediatricians are involved in the care of children and young people (CYP) with mental health conditions, with implications for the surveillance of these conditions.

The authors concluded that community paediatricians are most involved in the care of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, and that joint BPSU and CAPSS surveillance would be recommended for these disorders. Whilst community paediatricians are also involved in the care of CYP with emotional difficulties, often due to limited access to CAMHS, it was felt that the decision for single or joint surveillance should be made after consideration of all relevant factors. The authors also highlighted the urgent need to expand CAMHS services in order to provide support for CYP with emotional difficulties, who are currently being managed by community paediatricians.

Involvement of community paediatricians in the care of children and young people with mental health difficulties in the UK: implications for case ascertainment by child and adolescent psychiatric, and paediatric surveillance systems

Ayyash HF, Ogundele MO, Lynn RM, et al. Involvement of community paediatricians in the care of children and young people with mental health difficulties in the UK: implications for case ascertainment by child and adolescent psychiatric, and paediatric surveillance systems. BMJ Paediatrics Open 2021;5:e000713. doi: 10.1136/bmjpo-2020-000713

Follow this link to read the full paper.