Child in Mind Podcasts

The Anna Freud Centre has produced a number of expert podcasts to help parents and carers understand and manage mental health problems

To view these please click here

The Anna Freud Centre (National Centre for Children and Families) works in collaboration with children and young people, their families and communities to transform children and families’ mental health

You can go to their home page here.

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!

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 Webinar 14: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The final PMHA webinar of this year will take place on Monday 13th December at 19:30. The topic of this webinar is ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ and will be presented by Dr David Vickers, Consultant Community Paediatrician and Medial Director of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Foundation Trust

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!

Upcoming PMHA Webinar: SPIN Modules in Child Mental Health

Interested in working in mental health as a Paediatrician? Thinking of applying for Child Mental Health SPIN? Interested in developing expertise as a local Lead Paediatrician in Child Mental Health?

Come along to a webinar on Monday 29th November at 19:30 to hear from members of the RCPCH Child Mental Health CSAC!

Register to attend using your NHS email and the link below:

Click here to register for this webinar

About child mental health special interest (SPIIN) modules:

SPIN in training for level 3 trainees – This is additional training and experience in a clinical area, which you complete in 12 to 18 months of clinical time. If you do a SPIN module and complete your training, you can apply for posts as a General Paediatrician with a special expertise.

Post completion SPIN for Paediatricians on the GMC specialist register – This is additional training or experience, which you complete usually over a 12 month to five year period.

Applications for modules starting in Feb/Mar 2022 are now open until Friday 3 December 2021.

To find out more, click here to go to the RCPCH website.

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

Webinar 11: Pain in Severe Neurodisability

The PMHA’s next webinar, on the topic of “Pain in Severe Neurodisability”, will be held on Monday 15th November at 7.30pm.

This webinar will be delivered by Dr. Timothy Warlow, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care in Southampton.

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!

Connected Child Health Website

We wanted to direct your attention to this fantastic website about physical and mental healthcare for young people. The site has been set up by Dr Rory Conn, a consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working in Exeter, Devon. Click on the image below to visit the site…

The website has an interesting blog section, where Dr Conn discusses different current issues and offers his own thoughts on working with the mental health of young people.

It also has a growing collection of useful resources for patients and families, as well as for professionals and students / trainees working in this area.

Members of the PMHA can find links to more great sources of information like this under the ‘Resources‘ section of this website. Not a member yet? Then why not join now?

Coram BAAF Health Conference

15th November, 9.45am-3.45pm, ONLINE via Zoom

The theme this year is “mental health and wellbeing”

Confirmed speakers include the Rees Centre, the South East Clinical Networks Mental health project, the charity “Climbing Out,” and “The Green Light Trust”.

Book now to take advantage of the earlybird discount. There is an opportunity for members to share practice in the brief share slots (to replace poster presentations).

For further information or to book, click here