PMHA Webinar 3 – History Taking, Mental State Examination and Formulation in General Paediatrics

The PMHA is excited to announce that our next webinar, “History Taking, Mental State Examination and Formulation in General Paediatrics”, is now open for booking.

The webinar will be delivered by Dr Megan Fisher, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

It will take place on Monday 5th 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 Webinar 2 – Optimising Mental Health in Asthma

After a very successful start to our evening webinar series last week, booking is now open for the PMHA’s next webinar, “Optimising Mental Health in Asthma – The Role of the MDT”.

The first of our webinars focusing on mental health issues within a specific Paediatric subspecialty, the webinar will be delivered by two members of Addenbrooke’s Hospital’s fantastic Paediatric Respiratory team – Dr. Louise Selby, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician, and Dr. Amy Shayle, Clinical Psychologist – and is sure to be relevant to anyone looking after children and young people with asthma.

It will take place on Monday 21st June at 7:30pm.

Booking is available here.  

We look forward to seeing you next Monday!


To sign up for regular updates about our webinar series, please click here.  

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.

PMHA webinars on children’s and young people’s mental health

We are delighted to announce that, starting in June 2021, the PMHA is running a series of free webinars on children’s and young people’s mental health.

The webinars will run fortnightly on Monday evenings and will cover a range of topics relevant to the RCPCH training curriculum. Paediatric doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, as well as professionals from other medical specialties, are all welcome to attend.

We are excited to be collaborating with several different groups on this project. Half of our sessions will be aimed at general Paediatricians and we will be working with the very popular Thinking Together group to deliver some of these. The other half of our sessions will be run in conjunction with other subspecialty groups within the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), covering particular mental health issues affecting their patient populations.


First Webinar – Monday 7th June, 7:30pm

Our first webinar, run in collaboration with the Thinking Together group, will take place at 7:30pm on Monday 7th June. The focus will be Medically Unexplained Symptoms, and it will be delivered by the wonderful Dr. Virginia Davies, Consultant Paediatric Liaison Psychiatrist at The Whittington Hospital. It’s sure to be an engaging and interesting session and we look forward to welcoming lots of you there.


To register your interest in attending these webinars, please sign up to our mailing list at the following link using your professional email address (nhs.net or nhs.uk):

Click here to sign up to the mailing list

We will send regular emails with details of upcoming sessions and booking links. We will also make this information about the sessions available here on the PMHA website.

We’re looking forward to getting started with this new project
and can’t wait for you all to join us.

Save the Date – PMHA Summer Afternoon Talks

Following the successful Online Afternoon Talks held last year, we are pleased to announce they will take place again in the summer of 2021 on the following date:

15 July 2021, starting at 1pm, ONLINE

This meeting is aimed primarily at Paediatric Trainees and SAS Doctors with an interest in Child Mental Health. It may also be of interest to trainees in CAMHS, A&E and General Practice.

Full details of the meeting and how to apply will be announced shortly.

Watch this space!

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Decision making using the Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework

TUESDAY 8 JUNE 2021, VIRTUAL, Online

This virtual masterclass, facilitated by Fay Berry and Stephen Pizzey, explores decision making in complex child protection and safeguarding cases using the Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework (SAAF).The Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework (Pizzey, Bentovim, Cox, Bingley Miller and Tapp, 2016) was designed to help professionals make an analysis of the level of harm suffered or likely to be suffered by the child; the risks of re-abuse or likelihood of future harm; and the prospects for successful intervention in cases that social workers find complex. The SAAF provides a systematic, robust, evidence-based and time-efficient model and a range of methods for assessing, analysing and making decisions in the safeguarding context. The Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework focuses on analysis and decision-making and enables practitioners to evidence the rationale underpinning their recommendations and decisions to their managers and the courts.Experienced professionals with responsibility for making or contributing to assessments of children and families where there are ongoing safeguarding concerns, including staff in children’s social care, CAMHS, health, education, police, probation, expert witnesses, children’s guardians and independent social workers should attend this masterclass.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/safeguarding-children-framework 

or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
CAMHS National Summit 2021: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults

WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE 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 nicki@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #CAMHS2021
Masterclass: Therapeutic Interventions to Reduce the Harmful Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

THURSDAY 22 APR 2021 & THURSDAY 24 JUNE 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. 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. A solution is proposed, based on the highly effective Modular Approach to Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), which integrates common practice elements from effective single approaches to these problems. The modular Hope for Children and Families (HfCF) Intervention Resources add to these elements from the field of interventions to prevent abuse and neglect, – the core of the ACE problems. The HfCF Intervention Resources will be introduced to help practitioners, by providing a trauma-informed, transdiagnostic, modular approach, establishing a profile of harmful adversities, and their impact, and developing a programme of intervention with a video training case.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/therapeutic-interventions-adverse-childhood-experiences  

or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Eating Disorders Summit 2021: Improving Access, Treatment & Recovery Outcomes

FRIDAY 9 JULY 2021, VIRTUAL, Online

The covid 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 this year 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 the conference on Twitter #EatingDisorders2021

Vacancy on Child Mental Health CSAC: Training Advisor

There is currently an interesting job vacancy at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Special Advisory Committee (CSAC).

CSAC has particular responsibility for monitoring Level 3 trainees’ and SPIN trainees’ progress through their sub-specialty training, advising and signing off sub-specialty CCTs (certificates of completion of training) and the continued development of their Level 3 curriculum and assessment systems.

If you work in a Consultant Post, have experience in Child Mental Health, have excellent communication skills, the ability to work well in a team, and expertise and experience in training, please take a look…

Click here to view the job description

To apply, please click here.

Note that the current round of applications closes 6 April 2021 (9.30am)

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Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children

FRIDAY 23 APR 2021. VIRTUAL, Online

Chaired by Dr Jon Goldin, Consultant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, and Vice Chair, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists this Fourth 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 the conference on Twitter #savingyounglives
Masterclass: Therapeutic Interventions to Reduce the Harmful Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

THURSDAY 22 APR 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.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/therapeutic-interventions-adverse-childhood-experiences 
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

FRIDAY 23 APR 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.

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
Follow the conference on Twitter #RefugeeMentalHealth
Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

THURSDAY 20 MAY 2021. VIRTUAL, Online

This conference focuses on Improving Access, Treatment and Support for People with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder both during and beyond Covid-19. You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues who are working to improve access and treatment for people with personality disorder, self assess and reflect on your own practice and gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/personality-disorder  
or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conference on Twitter #PersonalityDisorder2021
Masterclass: Therapeutic work with children and young people suffering child sexual abuse and exploitation

THURSDAY 20 MAY 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. 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.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/therapy-child-abuse
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Masterclass: Childhood Neglect: Approaches to understanding, assessment and interventions

THURSDAY 27 MAY 2021. VIRTUAL, Online

This masterclass, facilitated by Carla Thomas and Carol Jolliffe, Child and Family Training, will consider the complexity of understanding, managing and modifying the impact of childhood neglect. It will support practitioners and managers in considering interventions to modify neglectful parenting and to increase children’s resilience. All practitioners, and managers, working with children and families in Health, Education, Social Care, in the Public and Voluntary sector should attend.

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

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

WEDNESDAY 24 FEB 2021. VIRTUAL, Online

This virtual conference will focus on reducing restrictive interventions in line with national guidance 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 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 kate@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conference on Twitter #reducingrestrictivepractice
Core skills for practitioners working with Children and Young People’s anxiety, depression, & traumatic symptoms: A Modular Approach

WEDNESDAY 24 FEB 2021. VIRTUAL, Online

The Masterclass will present the Hope for Children and Families (HfCF) modular approach to developing core therapeutic skills to work with: the most common forms of mental health problems in childhood: anxiety, depression, and traumatic symptoms : the over-lapping mental health responses to the stressful and traumatic responses to COVID-19 and its impact on children and young people’s lives. Practitioners in all social care, health, education/schools and youth justice settings who need to develop their skills in working with children and young people who have problems with their mental health should attend this masterclass.
For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/virtual-online-courses/cyp-depression-modular-approach 
or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
Reducing the Harmful effects of exposure to Domestic Violence & Abuse on Children and Young People

MONDAY 1 MAR 2021. VIRTUAL, Online

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.  The masterclass will also cover the Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) approach – a program, organization, or system that realises the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices. 
For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/domestic-violence-children-young-people  
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Core skills for practitioners working with Children and Young People’s disruptive and challenging behaviour: A Modular Approach

WEDNESDAY 3 MAR 2021. VIRTUAL, Online

This masterclass can be attended as a stand alone course, or to complement attendance at Core skills for practitioners working with Children and Young People’s anxiety, depression, and traumatic symptoms with the same facilitators and modular approach. Practitioners in social care, health, education and youth justice who need to develop their skills in working with children and young people who present with disruptive and challenging behaviour in the home, community and residential contexts should attend this virtual masterclass.
For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/cyp-disruption-modular-approach 
or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk
Decision making using the Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework

THURSDAY 4 MAR 2021. VIRTUAL, Online

This virtual masterclass, facilitated by Fay Berry and Stephen Pizzey, explores decision making in complex child protection and safeguarding cases using the Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework (SAAF).  Experienced professionals with responsibility for making or contributing to assessments of children and families where there are ongoing safeguarding concerns, including staff in children’s social care, CAMHS, health, education, police, probation, expert witnesses, children’s guardians and independent social workers should attend this masterclass.
For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/safeguarding-children-framework 
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Masterclass: Safeguarding Children Level 3 – NHS Level 4

FRIDAY 12 MAR 2021. VIRTUAL, Online

The course will explore child protection conferences, preparing child protection plans and the role of core groups to ensure the best outcomes for children at risk of harm. You will have the opportunity to take part in a simulated Case Conference based on a detailed case study.The aim of the course is that you will have a clear understanding of the assessment and decision-making processes and a sound grasp of the principles and processes for effective collaboration. You will also gain skills in preparing for the Case Conference including how to write a formal report, identifying what is and what isn’t evidence-based information and how to challenge decisions.
For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/masterclass-safeguarding-children-level-3-nhs-level-4 
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Therapeutic work with children and young people suffering child sexual abuse and exploitation

WEDNESDAY 17 MAR 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 Masterclass will present the Hope for Children and Families modular approach to developing core therapeutic skills to work with the most common forms of sexual abuse currently recognised including sexual abuse perpetrated in the family and family environment, and sexual exploitation of vulnerable children and young people, in institutional contexts, on-line, and in gangs.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.
For further information and to book your place visit
https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/therapy-child-abuse 
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Facilitating Effective Assessment of Children

TUESDAY 23 MAR 2021. VIRTUAL, Online

This virtual masterclass, facilitated by David Glasgow and Bill Joyce, will update delegates on principles of child assessment and include, and train, attendees in the use of This Much!, which is a simple to use but very effective app for eliciting information from children on any topic. It is based on well-established assessment procedures, but is interactive, allowing children to rate people, places, experiences, and sensations using an easily customised scale. The course includes a licensed copy of This Much! for Mac or Windows, which will form the basis of hands-on learning on how to use this tool. 
For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/covid-assessment-children  
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Eating Disorders Summit 2021: Improving Access, Treatment & Recovery Outcomes

WEDNESDAY 24 MAR 2021. VIRTUAL, Online

The NHS Long Term Plan has demonstrated a commitment to improve support and treatment for people with eating disorders. This conference focuses on making that plan a reality through developing services for Eating Disorders: improving access, treatment and recovery outcomes, and meeting the national standards for children, young people and adult services.There is an extended focus this year on Eating Disorders in boys and men with Beat estimating they account for 25% of all eating disorders. 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. The conference will also update delegates on the FREED Service and early intervention “The investment in the early intervention – First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED) – service is part of the NHS Long Term Plan commitment to provide an additional £1 billion a year by 2023/24 to expand and improve community mental health care so adults, including those with an eating disorder, can get earlier access to care, as close to home as possible.” NHS England November 2020
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 the conference on Twitter #EatingDisorders2021
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Masterclass: Children’s Safeguarding – Learning from inquiries, serious case reviews and inspections

TUESDAY, 26th JANUARY, 2021 (ONLINE)

This masterclass, facilitated by Carla Thomas and Stephen Pizzey, Child and Family Training, gives an opportunity for delegates to review the findings from inquiries, serious case reviews, safeguarding practices reviews and inspections regarding multi-agency safeguarding practice and consider the implications for their agencies policies and practice. Key learning objectives include considering the history of reviews in relation to child’s death and serious harm, and how some of these led to key changes in legislation and guidance. Review thresholds and processes for serious case and child safeguarding practices reviews.        

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/children-safeguarding-findings   
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Masterclass: Therapeutic work with children and young people suffering child sexual abuse and exploitation

WEDNESDAY, 27th JANUARY, 2021 (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. 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. The programme will present an innovative approach, the development of a Common Practice Elements approach which capitalises on the knowledge embedded in evidence-based treatments identifying evidenced-based therapeutic procedures and integrates them into a Library of Modules.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/therapy-child-abuse 
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Masterclass: Childhood Neglect: Approaches to understanding, assessment and interventions

WEDNESDAY, 10th FEBRUARY, 2021 (ONLINE)

This masterclass, facilitated by Carla Thomas and Carol Jolliffe, Child and Family Training, will consider the complexity of understanding, managing and modifying the impact of childhood neglect. It will support practitioners and managers in considering interventions to modify neglectful parenting and to increase children’s resilience. All practitioners, and managers, working with children and families in Health, Education, Social Care, in the Public and Voluntary sector should attend.

For further information and to book your place visit https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/childhood-neglect
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk
Masterclass: Therapeutic Interventions to Reduce the Harmful Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

FRIDAY, 12th FEBRUARY, 2021 (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.  Facilitated by Arnon Bentovim, who trained at the Maudsley Hospital/Institute of psychiatry 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/conferences-masterclasses/therapeutic-interventions-adverse-childhood-experiences  
or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk