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Attachment Matters Survey

We are a team of researchers at UCL and the University of York and are conducting an important survey of  current practice in the UK for 0-13 year old children with or at risk of attachment problems and/or their caregivers. We are contacting as many teams and individual practitioners as possible across the UK.

Our aim is to build a picture of the availability of different kinds of support for those children and families as this information is currently not known. The results will be essential for setting priorities for clinical practice and establishing the availability of attachment interventions in different areas for this group of children. We hope to find out about face-to-face working, and not online provision. This work will also play an important role in strengthening the evidence base underpinning those interventions. Survey responses will be anonymous, no individuals will be identified in any published materials arising from this  project.

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New Psychological Self-Help Apps for all NHS Staff – Available Now!

NHS England and NHS Improvement are pleased to announce the first in a series of psychological support for all NHS staff during the COVID19 outbreak, as we recognise it is really important to look after your own health and wellbeing, whilst supporting patients and your family. As such, we are pleased to offer the following wellbeing apps to all NHS staff for free. Additional self-help apps and support will be available over the next few weeks.NHS England and NHS Improvement are pleased to announce the first in a series of psychological support for all NHS staff during the COVID19 outbreak, as we recognise it is really important to look after your own health and wellbeing, whilst supporting patients and your family. As such, we are pleased to offer the following wellbeing apps to all NHS staff for free. Additional self-help apps and support will be available over the next few weeks.

To see how to access these apps, please see the full details attached here or visit the NHS Employers website.

National Psychological Professions Workforce Group: Guidance for psychological professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic

The eight psychological professional bodies and the psychological professions network (PPN), have developed a guidance for psychological professions during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was produced through the National Psychological Professions Workforce Group. Read in full: ‘Guidance for psychological professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic’

Training funding opportunity - Deadline extended to 7th May 2020 COP

Please Note: due to Covid-19 the Deadline to submit an application has been extended to Thursday 7th May 2020 COP.

Dear Colleague,

Re: Training funding opportunity

Building on the The NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFVfMH)’ and ‘Stepping Forward to 2020/2021, The Mental Health Workforce Plan for England’, Health Education England in collaboration with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust are offering funding packages to NHS and NHS Commissioned Providers of Mental Health services interested in transforming their workforce through the role of a ‘Trainee Assistant Practitioner'.

‘The Assistant Practitioner’ is a 2 year Higher Apprenticeship, with 1 day on training release at University. Therefore, the funding model will look to draw from the organisation’s apprenticeship Levy supplemented by a training grant provided by HEE. In the case of Non-Levy paying organisations, HEE will provide a funding package. Please see the attached letter for further details.

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