- Thursday, 10 October 2019
Clinical Lead opportunity in the new St Helens IAPT
- From 1 November, IAPT services currently delivered in St Helens by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust will transfer to North West Boroughs Healthcare for an initial period of 12 months.
- Service users should not experience anything different with the service. The service will continue to deliver to the existing service model and phone numbers, email addresses and referral routes etc will remain the same.
- The only changes patients will see is a change to the name of the service which will change from ‘Mindsmatter’ to ‘Think Wellbeing St Helens.’
- North West Boroughs Healthcare also provides IAPT services in Halton, Knowsley and Wigan and is a lead provider in the area for mental health and community physical health services. The transfer of this service will support greater integrated working. The organisations involved are working closely together to ensure a smooth transfer for both staff and patients.
- Monday, 07 October 2019
UCLAN: NICE Recommended Person-Centred Counselling for Depression’ (PCE-CfD) training
We have 10 additional places to offer for this training!
This programme is designed as CPD for the existing counselling workforce to equip them to provide evidence-based counselling interventions within IAPT services. The programme comprises of a five-day training programme, 80 hours of supervised practice with PCE-CfD clients and the submission of 4 audio tapes of practice which must meet the PCEPS threshold for therapy adherence. The five-day training programme, includes the following elements: -
• Introduction to the IAPT programme and Orientation to the Practitioner’s Manual.
• Theoretical principles and values.
• Working with depression, working empathically and working briefly.
• Working with an accepting and non-judgemental attitude and achieving authenticity.
• Working with problematic emotional processes.
Conditions of Acceptance: the applicant must normally have the written agreement from their managers for:
• Permission to release applicant to attend the five-day training
• Permission to be released for supervision with a PCE-CfD supervisor as specified by the training provider. (Sessions will be part of a small group, for a minimum of 1.5 hours per month overall plus a 45-minute single session via phone or Skype).
• Access to clients who are suitable to work with a PCE-CfD model.
• Permission to release all PCE-CfD client material for use in supervision.
• Permission for the recording and release of selected PCE-CfD therapy sessions for assessment.
• The service being IAPT compliant.
Return forms by: 2nd December 2019
The training programme will take place from Monday, 17th – Friday, 21st February 9.30am - 4.00pm, 2020.
- Monday, 07 October 2019
On Sunday 10 November the Whitworth, the University of Manchester, will be filled with choirs and a FREE singing extravaganza to celebrate the power of song, Singing in the City. Now, in is fifth year, this annual event will consist of fabulous, fun and infectious performances from all kinds of choirs; featuring everything from classics and old favorites, to rock and pop anthems.
- Monday, 07 October 2019
New campaign: Every Mind Matters launched 7th October. The attached e-newsletter lists all of the new resources that are now available to download from the PHE Campaign Resource Centre. https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/82-every-mind-matters/resources
Places still available for the New Roles in Psychological Professions - Clinical Associates in Psychology (CAPs) Workshop
- Friday, 04 October 2019
New Roles in Psychological Professions
There has been considerable interest in the potential of psychology graduates to be part of the health and care workforce.
The Clinical Associates in Psychology (CAPs) role is a role with potential to support workforce development in the Psychological Professions.
CAPs initially developed in Scotland where the role is specific either to adults with common mental health problems (similar to IAPT) or children and families. More recently, Exeter University in partnership with Cornwall Partnerships FT, have trailblazed the CAP role along with the development of a bespoke training programme, to address workforce recruitment problems in the South west of England.
CAPs train for one year at Masters Level and once qualified operate at a Band 6 level. The CAPs must be supervised by a clinical psychologist and are trained to deliver assessment, formulation and treatment for people with mental health problems.
The vision for the CAP role is to create a new workforce to bridge the gap between graduate psychologist and Clinical Psychologist, developing the career pathway for graduate psychologists whilst enabling services to innovatively meet patient needs. CAPs are a unique way to address the psychology and wider mental health recruitment challenges.
The Apprenticeship Standard for CAPs is in the process of being approved and from January 2020 the Master’s Level Training Fees will be available to organisations through the Apprenticeship Levy.
In the North West and across the North of England there is growing interest in the potential of these roles.
The PPN has organised a workshop on Thursday 7th November 2019, 1pm – 5pm at the King’s House Conference Centre in Manchester.
The workshop will provide an opportunity for Psychological Professions’ Leads, Service Managers, Workforce Planners, Commissioners and Education Providers to come together to explore opportunities to develop this role in the North West.
Information will be available about the role and how the apprenticeship standard can provide an effective development route.
For registration, please use the link here.
Please distribute through your networks and forward to colleagues.
- Thursday, 03 October 2019
We want to say a big thank you to all our wonderful speakers and those who attended the North West IAPT Leadership & Innovation Forum Event: ‘Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) Communities:Hard to Reach Groups or Hard to Reach Services?’ on the 2nd October 2019.
We want to keep the momentum going and in order to shape and improve our Autumn 2020 IAPT Forum, we would appreciate your participation in our quick survey.
To access the BAME Positive Practice Guide for IAPT Services, click here.
- Monday, 30 September 2019
IAPT Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Service User Positive Practice Guide, 2019 available here.
- Friday, 27 September 2019
Leadership Summit: New Directions & Building for the Future for Psychological Professionals
- Friday, 27 September 2019
The Technology Enhanced Learning programme have been conducting a survey of the healthcare workforce in their attitudes towards technology for education and training. In 2017, Health Education England (HEE) commissioned educational research company Towards Maturity to undertake a learner experience survey across healthcare to help understand NHS attitudes and experience of using technology in learning. Over 1500 NHS staff helped to complete the survey which provided a rich picture of how different staff groups were using technology to access education and their experience of using Technology Enhanced Learning.
- Thursday, 26 September 2019
Are you a psychological wellbeing practitioner with current or future responsibility for delivering telephone therapy?
We would like to have your opinion about a set of components we designed for a training intervention aiming to improve the quality of the delivery of telephone therapy. We would like to invite you to participate in a group meeting to discuss these training materials. We very much appreciate your experience in the field. Your participation is extremely important and it will help us to redefine and produce the final version of the training package. The group meeting is on Monday 18th November (10am-4pm, University of Manchester). Lunch and travel expenses will be covered.
Would you like to take part in this group meeting to help us develop materials for improving telephone therapy?
If you would like to know more about the study and/or take part, please contact Cintia asap, there are only a few places left to take part:
Phone: 0161 306 7858