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Videos from our 2019 PPN Conference are available to watch now -

Don't miss out: The presentations from our 2019 PPN NW Conference "A Digital Future for the Psychological Professions: Implementing the TOPOL Review" are available to watch on our new Youtube page here: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg44M95R--T5blWG3SksCQsc-uI-eBrMi

Consultant Clinical Psychologist role - accepting applications

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced consultant clinical psychologist to lead a project in developing new roles in primary/community care. This innovative project is funded by Health Education England in the North West as a feasibility study on the use of psychology graduates to provide community/primary care mental health promotion and prevention information to people seeking help and advice within primary care.

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/showvac/XR1P3T/1901823/915901021

Developing in Acceptance and Mindfulness Module - Register your place

Developing in Acceptance and Mindfulness

We have a limited number of funded places available on the Developing in Acceptance and Mindfulness module run by Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Trust In conjunction with Health Education England.

This module is a 12 day course run over a 4 month period which follows on from our successful ‘University Advanced Professional Certificate in Acceptance and Mindfulness-based approaches’ module.  The module is designed to help clinicians learn the skills to apply Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Based Interventions in clinical practice.

Module Aims:

  • Understand the intentions of the 8 week mindfulness program
  • Reflect on the process of teaching mindfulness
  • Develop skills in leading practice, inquiry and group facilitation
  • Develop skills in the clinical application of ACT
  • Understand the philosophical, theoretical and empirical implications of ACT
  • Developing skills in ACT supervision

Entry Criteria: Completion of an 8 week mindfulness course and training in ACT, for example attendance at ACT workshops.

There are a limited number of funded places for those applicants working for the NHS, or an accredited partner organisation, in the Yorkshire and Humber region

We accept self-funding students who do not qualify for a funded place the cost of self-funding is £1442.00

Dates /Venue: 22nd January 2020, Fulwood House, Sheffield

For further information and an application form please contact Amanda Smallwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CHAIN – Christmas Message

Dear CHAIN member,

2019 has seen our network continue to grow, and there has been more activity than ever. (See snapshot report and recent examples of feedback). We would like to thank you for playing your part, and invite suggestions as to ways we might add more value to members in 2020. Simply respond by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any suggestions and we will follow-up with you.

We would like to ask if you could possibly provide us with a secondary email address to be added to your profile.  The secondary email address is optional, but we encourage members to provide it, as it is very useful for recovering your account with CHAIN if your primary email address has changed and you forget to inform us about it.  We use it to communicate with you solely for administrative purpose and it will not appear on the online members’ Directory. We wish to remind you that your primary email address is the one that you used when you registered with CHAIN, also the one you use to log-on to the online membership Directory.  Please simply reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. providing your secondary email address

We would also like to encourage you to make more use of CHAIN.  Seeking advice, feedback or information from other CHAIN members or drawing attention to events or resources could not be easier.  Simply e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will circulate an appropriately targeted message.  You can also contact us to pass on intelligence or information on opportunities that you wish to share with CHAIN members.  Apart from circulating an email to relevant members on your behalf we can also publicise the information on our social network sites should you wish to.  We now have almost 25,000+ followers and about 6,000 postings, including many links to useful resources, publications, funding opportunities etc.  We would like to encourage more members to use CHAIN via social networks.  Follow CHAIN updates on Twitter; @CHAIN_Network ; Find us on Facebook; Connect with CHAIN on LinkedIn.  

CHAIN’s many sub-groups and special interest groups are frequently the mechanism for mobilising the rich and diverse experience of our membership, facilitating knowledge translation across all manner of boundaries, and establishing a repository of all kinds of useful resources. We are pleased to announce that this year 6 new such groups were added: Health Economics; Parkinson's disease; Social Care Research & Evaluation; Care Homes & Residential Care; Futures in health & social care and Immersive Technologies (within ‘Technologies’ sub-group).   The full list of sub-groups on http://www.chain-network.org.uk/subgroupslist.html .  If you would like to join any of sub-groups, new or old, please just let us know by e-mail.

We would also be keen to hear your suggestions as to new sub-groups or special interest groups that you would be keen to see established. If you have ideas on topics that would benefit from the focus of a sub or special interest group, simply e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an informal telephone conversation.

We are keen to keep growing CHAIN in 2020, and we would be very grateful if you could help us spread the word by alerting your colleagues, professional contacts or students to CHAIN...

http://www.chain-network.org.uk/index.html

Members use CHAIN in all sorts of ways, from highly proactive networking to more passive ‘horizon-scanning’. This latitude of engagement, plus the fact that CHAIN provides a simple mechanism for ideas which emerge in one context to be shared with fellow-members across boundaries of organisations, professions, and territories makes our network unique.  It is the members’ generosity of experience that makes this possible, and we thank you all for that.

Best wishes and Merry Christmas!

The CHAIN Team

Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network

  

If you wish to publicise information on the CHAIN Network please email your request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RDS NW e-bulletin December 2019

To access the Research Design Service North West e-bulletin for December 2019, please see their information page.

In this issue:

  • NIHR Blog – How NHS healthcare professional can play an important part in research
  • Stroke Associate Project Grants
  • Four easy ways to start your research journey
  • Events, webinars, funding opportunities and approaching deadlines.

CBTp Supervisor Training: A five day programme

CBTp Supervisor Training: A five day programme

Psychological Therapies Training Centre

Dates: 17/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 21/04/2020, 12/05/2020, 23/06/2020

Featuring a One-day Skills Workshop by Professor Tony Morrison, Psychosis Research Unit, GMMH & University of Manchester

                                                   

Venue: Whitefield Golf Club, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7EZ

Suitable for: Experienced CBTp therapists who provide clinical supervision to other CBT or CBTp therapists.

  • Content includes theoretical teaching on models of supervision, practical skills training, and self-assessment of supervision competency using standardised measures
  • Training is consistent with the Supervision Competencies frameworks for CBT & CBTp Supervision (Roth & Pilling, 2008)

Eligibility: Qualified and experienced CBTp therapists in Early Intervention Teams who are, or are about to provide CBT/ CBTp clinical supervision

Service requirement: Agreement for 5 days’ release to attend training; provision of equipment and ensuring relevant local and GMMH Information Governance and IT requirements are met for the video recording, transportation and storage of supervisory material

To request and submit application forms, please contact Clare Molyneux This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and return completed application by e-mail.

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st JANUARY 2020

Evidence Based Psychologically Informed Care (EPIC)

Evidence Based Psychologically Informed Care (EPIC) 

A one week CPD Programme of Foundation Psychological Knowledge & Skills for all EIP staff

Psychological Therapies Training Centre

Dates: Monday 23rd – Friday 27th March 2020 Inclusive

Venue: Whitefield Golf Club, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7EZ

Suitable for: All EIP practitioners (NB: NOT psychological practitioners)

Engaging in this training will support you further to develop your:

  • Psychological understanding and formulation of how life events (including trauma) shape our experience and expression of distress
  • Psychological knowledge and skills to enhance the ability to compassionately understand and regulate emotions and tolerate distress
  • Motivational Interviewing skills and strategies to support the journey towards valued change
  • Experiential learning of principles and techniques to enhance active commitment to valued goals

Eligibility:  Clinical staff working in Early Intervention for Psychosis Services in the north west

Service requirement: Agreement for one week’s (5 days) release to attend training;

To request and submit application forms, please contact Clare Molyneux This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and return completed application by e-mail.

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st JANUARY 2020

CBTp Training Opportunities for Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) Staff

CBTp Training Opportunities for

Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) Staff

Information for Service Managers/Clinical Leads

We are delighted to announce that Greater Manchester Mental Health Psychological Therapies Training Centre has secured funding to offer additional CBTp training to EIP staff in the North West. This will, we hope, assist services in meeting the DH Targets for provision of CBTp to service users.

We are currently seeking suitable applicants for two levels of training:

  • A 5 day CPD foundation course - Evidence-based Psychologically Informed Care (EPIC) - aimed at all practitioners (NB: NOT psychological practitioners) in EIP services. This course aims to equip practitioners with foundation psychological knowledge and skills to support the framework of improving access to psychological therapies.
  • A 5 day CBTp Supervisors course for trained & experienced CBTp therapists who deliver specialist CBTp supervision to others

For further information, please contact Mary Shinner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. To request and submit application forms, please contact Clare Molyneux This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and return completed applications by e-mail.

HEE NW Job opportunity - NW Head of Education Transformation and Commissioning post

To find out more or apply for the post, click here

HCUK - Upcoming masterclasses (2020 dates)

Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) Masterclass

Tuesday 12 May 2020

The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Facilitated by Eric Baskind Senior Lecturer in Law, Liverpool John Moores University; Consultant and Expert Witness in Violence Reduction and the Safer Use of Force.  This Masterclass will explore the key issues in the prevention and management of violence and aggression (PMVA) to ensure that your service remains ahead of its game; is providing the best approach to all matters relating to PMVA; and is protected as much as possible against adverse findings from regulators and claims by both staff and service users.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/prevention-and-management-of-violence-and-aggression-pmva-masterclass or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Liberty Protection Safeguards: Implications for Private Healthcare Masterclass

Friday 26 Jun 2020

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

On 1st October 2020 the Liberty Protection Safeguards (‘LPS’) will come into force, replacing DoLS to provide a new legal framework for deprivation of liberty, imposing new responsibilities upon private hospitals and requiring new working arrangements between private hospitals and local authorities and clinical commissioning groups. This masterclass will equip private hospitals effectively to implement the LPS.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/liberty-protection-safeguards-for-private-healthcare or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Liberty Protection Safeguards: Implications for Care Homes Masterclass

Friday 3 Jul 2020

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

On 1st October 2020 the Liberty Protection Safeguards (‘LPS’) will come into force, replacing DoLS to provide a new legal framework for deprivation of liberty, imposing new responsibilities and requiring new working arrangements between care homes and local authorities and clinical commissioning groups.  This masterclass will equip care homes effectively to implement the LPS.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/liberty-protection-safeguards-for-care-homes or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.