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The Psychological Professions Network brings together the psychological professions in the North West of England with the shared aim of promoting excellence in psychological health and wellbeing across the whole of health care.

The aim of the Annual Conference is to bring psychological practitioners and those they work in partnership with to share examples of clinical excellence and innovation; facilitate discussion of new ideas, strategy and policy; and consult with members of the network to plan our direction and priorities. It also provides a unique opportunity for multi-professional networking.

Dates of all our conferences and events are available to members through the PPN e-bulletin and Twitter feed @nwppn  

Resources from Previous Conferences

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The theme of the fifth annual conference of the North West Psychological Professions Network was adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and the strong and cumulative impact they have on the mental health and wellbeing of people who use our services.

During the morning session the key note speaker Dr Filippo Varese,Senior Clinical Lecturer in Psychology & Clinical Psychologist, Director of the Complex Trauma and Resilience Research Unit (C-TRU) discussed trauma informed care and the implementation and evalutation.

For the afternoon session we heard from Derek Marshall, Associate Director of Workforce Planning and Information, Health Education England about the future of 'The North of England Mental Health Workforce Plan'.

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The theme of the fifth annual conference of the North West Psychological Professions Network was championing the role of the psychological professions and specifically our contribution to supporting individuals and communities who have experienced trauma.

During the morning session the key note speaker Dr Noreen Tehrani, Chair of the Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section of the British Psychological Society laid out the case for the psychological professions taking a lead in developing and delivering trauma services.

The North West has experienced its own incidents of trauma in recent months and the clinical panel was made up of senior psychological practitioners who have led the development of the Manchester Resilience Hub. This ground breaking service has been hailed as a national example of clinically led innovation and coordinates care and support for children, young people and adults whose mental health and/or emotional wellbeing has been affected by the Manchester Arena attack. The Hub is based in Greater Manchester but is for everyone who was affected, wherever they may live.

For the afternoon session we heard about the recently published Stepping Forward to 2020/21: Mental Health Workforce Plan for England. This is Health Education England’s response to the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and Future in Mind and lays out the agenda for workforce planning and development until 2021. 


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Title: Psychological Approaches to Dealing with Trauma
Speaker: Dr Noreen Tehrani, Occupational Health Psychologist, Noreen Tehrani Associates & Chair of the Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology Section, British Psychological Society
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Title: A GM Response to the Manchester Arena Incident
Speaker: Prof Paul French, Adult Mental Health Clinical Lead, Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Networks
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Title: The Manchester Arena Bombing. The Impact on the People who Responded to the Incident
Speaker: Dr Claire Maguire, Clinical and Professional Lead for Psychological Therapies, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Title: The Manchester Resilience Hub
Speaker: Dr Alan Barrett, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Lead (Adults), Manchester Resilience Hub, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Title: Treating PTSD in Primary Care IAPT
Speaker: Dr Paul Campbell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Lead, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust & Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Networks
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Title: The Psychological Professions Network - Our Impact & Influence
Speaker: Clare Baguley, Programme Manager, North West Psychological Professions Network & Interim HEE North of England Mental Health Lead
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Title: Overview of Stepping Forward to 2020/21: The Mental Health Workforce Plan for England
Speaker: Neil McLauchlan, Local Director (North West), Health Education England
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Title: The North of England Workforce Planning Strategy
Speaker: Derek Marshall, Associate Director of Workforce Planning and Information (North), Health Education England
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Title: The L&SC STP Integrated Approach to Planning the Mental Health Workforce
Speaker: Mike Burgess, Workforce and Education Transformation Lead (Lancashire and South Cumbria), Health Education England
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The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health was published in February 2016 and sets out the start of a ten year journey for mental health services within the NHS. It places the experience of over 20,000 people with mental health problems at the heart of its narrative and proposes a set of recommendations that have now been incorporated into the mandates for National Health Service England (NHSE) & Health Education England (HEE) to achieve the ambition of parity of esteem between mental and physical health care.

The fourth annual conference of the North West Psychological Professions Network provided an opportunity for psychological professionals working in NHS commissioned services in the North West to hear about the vision set out in the Five Year Forward View alongside the joint NHSE and HEE implementation plan.

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The North West Psychological Professions Network Annual Conference took place on Tuesday 10th November 2015 in Bolton and had a focus on Wellbeing of the Workforce.

Wellbeing in the workplace is receiving a lot of attention with a recent speech by NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens emphasising the need to support NHS staff as they have some of the most critical but demanding jobs in the country. NICE have also launched new guidance in this area: Workplace Policy & Management Practices to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of Employees emphasising the critical role mental health and wellbeing makes to the quality of the workplace.

At the conference, we learned about the national context and research into workplace wellbeing. We also heard about how a local organisation is using Schwartz Rounds to support their staff with the emotional demands of looking after people. 

 

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The North West Psychological Professions Network 2nd Annual Conference took place on Wednesday 4th March 2015 in Bolton. As the network celebrated its first year of existence we looked towards 2015 with a focus on the opportunities for psychological approaches within the public health agenda and examine the meaning of 'parity of esteem' for mental health.

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Comments from the day:

  • "It was a really productive day. Thank you for organising it"
  • "Thank you for an interesting day, it's really nice to interact with other professionals and learn from their experience"
  • "It was good to have the public health speaker to help us think about this aspect and influence on the future. The event highlighted how much PPN has developed over the year and its innovative potential!"
  • "Thank you to everyone that finds the time, energy (passion?) to make this happen and provide an opportunity for great line staff to have a voice"
  • "Thank you! You are all doing a fantastic job!"
  • "Enjoyed the day, good to meet people from other services and learn other ideas"

The North West Psychological Professions Network Launch Conference took place on Wednesday 26th February 2014 in Bolton. Interest in the event was extremely high with over 300 applications from across the North West of England for 175 places.

Led by Dr Gita Bhutani, PPN North West Chair, the event played host to delegates representing the whole range of psychological professions including clinical psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, cognitive behaviour therapists, psychological well-being practitioners and arts therapists. 


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Comments from the day:

  • " Very interesting and motivating day. Good and reassuring to know there are lots of good practices already"
  • " Gita's and Clare's passion is infectious"
  • " This was well organised and planned/coordinated. Very interested to see what happens next"
  • " Really appreciate all the hard work that went in to making the day so successful"
  • " Thank you, very positive and useful event and initiative"
  • " Thank you for the inspiration and commitment"
  • " Great start and thank you for taking the lead, appreciate all the hard work"
  • " Thank you for organising the event and for setting up an organisation that can collectively raise the profile of the professions"
  • " Glad that the network is happening when it is and looking forward to it continuing to grow"
  • " Thank you all very much for your hard efforts and dedication"
  • " Thanks to all those that organised the day – great to bring people from a range of psychological professions together"
  • " Inspirational"

Video Presentations from Previous Conferences 

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Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr Gita Bhutani
Chair of the North West Psychological Professions Network

 

Keynote Speaker: Psychological Approaches to Dealing with Trauma
Dr Noreen Tehrani
Occupational Health Psychologist, Noreen Tehrani Associates &
Chair of the Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology Section, British Psychological Society

A GM Response to the Manchester Arena Incident
Prof Paul French
Adult Mental Health Clinical Lead
Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Networks

The Manchester Arena Bombing. The Impact on the People who Responded to the Incident
Dr Claire Maguire
Clinical and Professional Lead for Psychological Therapies
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

The Manchester Resilience Hub
Dr Alan Barrett
Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Lead (Adults)
Manchester Resilience Hub, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Treating PTSD in Primary Care IAPT
Dr Paul Campbell
Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Lead
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust & Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Networks

The Psychological Professions Network - Our Impact & Influence
Clare Baguley
Programme Manager
North West Psychological Professions Network

 

Welcome and Introduction
Gita Bhutani
Chair of the North West Psychological Professions Network

Keynote: The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: Opportunities for the Psychological Professions
Jacqueline Dyer
Expert by Experience and Vice-Chair of the Mental Health Taskforce, NHS England

Views from the Psychological Professions Network: Panel Response
Dr Jo Potier
Clinical Lead & Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Liverpool Fresh CAMHS, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Duncan Craig
Chief Executive Officer, Survivors Manchester

Dr Rachel Domone, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
Professional Lead for Psychology - Adult Community Services and Neuropsychology, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

What is Transformational Change and Why is it Important?
Juliette Swift
Programme Manager, Workforce Transformation, Health Education England working across the North West

Transforming IAPT Integrated Care Services for People with Long Term Conditions
Philip Gooden
Service Manager, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Chair of the North West IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum

Sarah Swindley
CEO of Lancashire Women’s Centres
Programme Lead IAPT for Long Term Conditions, NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG

Action on Wellbeing of the Workforce – The BPS Wellbeing Charter and PWPs in the North West
Liz Kell
Senior Lecturer in Psychological Interventions, University of Central Lancashire
Chair of the North West PWP Professional Network

Developing Peer Support Workers to Support the Transformation of Mental Health Care
Lynn King
Trust Wide Strategic Recovery & Allied Health Professions Lead, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Iris Benson
HSJ Patient Leader, ImROC Consultant & Expert by Experience

Opening Address
Gita Bhutani
Chair, North West Psychological Professions Network

 

What Do We Know About Wellbeing?
Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool

 

What Does Research Tell About Wellbeing in the Workplace?
Tarani Chandola, Professor of Medical Sociology, The University of Manchester

Enabling Wellbeing in the Workplace - Implementing Schwartz Rounds in the North West
John Gillespie, Head of Clinical Education, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

PPN North West Updates & Launch of the Physical Health and Psychological Approaches Animation
Clare Baguley, Programme Manager, Psychological Professions Network, Health Education England’s North West Team
Lucie Byrne-Davis, Registered Health Psychologist and Lecturer, Manchester Medical School

The Role of Leadership in Promoting Wellbeing of the Workforce
Richard Barnard, Deputy Clinical Director Psychological Services, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
Duncan Craig, Chief Executive Officer, Survivors Manchester

North West Psychological Professions Network – A Year of Promoting Excellence in Health & Psychological Wellbeing
Dr Gita Bhutani
Chair, North West Psychological Professions Network

PPN North West – What has the Network achieved & what’s next?
Clare Baguley, Programme Manager, Psychological Professions Network, Health Education England’s North West Team

Psychological Therapies & Parity of Esteem: From Commitment to Reality
Anna Lewis, Policy & Public Affairs Officer, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Claire Maguire, Clinical and Professional Lead, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Key Note Speaker: Psychological Contributions to the Public’s Mental Health & Wellbeing – an Overview
Gregor Henderson, National Lead, Wellbeing & Mental Health, Public Health England

Health Education England’s North West Team – Creating a Culture of Excellence
Professor Ged Byrne, Director of Education & Quality, Health Education North West

Psychological Professions Network (PPN North West)
Clare Baguley, North West Psychological Professions Network Lead, Health Education England’s North West Team
Dr Gita Bhutani, Chair, North West Psychological Professions Network

North West Centre for Professional Workforce Development
Sue Louth, North West AHP Workforce Lead, Health Education England’s North West Team

Keynote Speaker
Jeremy Clarke CBE, Ministerial Advisory Group for Mental Health & Co-Chair, Department for Work & Pensions Mental Health Advisory Group; Chair, New Savoy Partnership