2017 Annual Phil Richardson Memorial Lecture

Date: Friday 24 March 2017
Venue: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ

Restructuring Fragility: results of a randomised controlled trial of intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP) for treatment-resistant depression

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Couse in Neuropsychology in Adult Mental Health at Lancaster University

Date: 27th - 31st March 2017
Venue: Lancaster University Psychological Training Academy

This course is primarily aimed at people who work in adult mental health settings. The focus is on neuropsychological assessment and intervention and so would be particularly useful to people who have a particular interest in neuropsychology, and either want to brush up on their skills or pursue a career in clinical neuropsychology. It is primarily intended for qualified clinical psychologists, all clinical psychology trainees, counselling psychologists, PWPs and related qualified professionals.

For more information please visit the course page.

Oakwood Psychology Services Training Series 2017

Preventing Self-Harm in Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder Symptomatology
Thursday 11th May 2017, 7-9pm

The aim of this talk is to give practitioners a framework for working with clients engaging in repeated self-harm, and present an overview of interventions clients have found helpful when trying to engage in alternative behaviours.

More information on the event here.

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Upcoming HC-UK Conferences

Disrupting IAPT: can digital pathways 'change the game?'

Monday 8th May 2017, London

This national summit led by Jeremy Clarke CBE, Chair of New Savoy Conferences, will focus on the development of digital technologies in IAPT following the government pledge to adopt digital enabled service delivery in mental health.
For further information visit: 
Follow the conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #DigitalIAPT2017
A 20% discount* is available by quoting hcuk20iapt when booking.

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Psychological Therapies in the NHS: Final reminder - book your place now!

Date:Wednesday 15 March 2017 — Thursday 16 March
Venue: Millenium Conference Centre, London

SOS: Missing Persons. Who will still be fit to treat 1.5M people with depression per annum by 2021? P.S. Can someone please tell the PM that the targets aren’t working. And the sanctions on welfare claimants aren’t helping.

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National Conference: Tackling Domestic Violence

Date: Friday, 26th May 2017
Venue: Central London

With the Office of National Statistics reporting that approximately 1 in 10 of all crimes recorded by the police relates to domestic violence, this conference provides you with effective ways to drive early intervention, develop preventative programmes and successfully respond to a crisis.

Hear how stakeholders across the public and voluntary sector are raising awareness of domestic violence, collaborating with outside agencies to keep people safe and working towards eradicating domestic violence.

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Free Workshop to support the implementation of mindfulness-based interventions within the NHS

Date: Friday 17th of March 2017, from 9:30am - 12:30pm
Venue:The Welcome Centre, Coventry

This workshop is one of 7 regional workshops across the UK delivered by local implementers who have been involved in the ASPIRE research and who are keen to support the implementation of mindfulness based interventions in the NHS in their own region.

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Innovation Agency announce sponsorship for a new digital award as part of the Learning Matters campaign

The search is on for people and projects where individual and organisational learning is driving development and transforming the healthcare sector in the North West.

We are looking for brilliant people and brilliant ideas in any digital context.

The Innovation Agency is pleased to announce their sponsorship of a regional award for 2017 to celebrate all aspects of digital innovation in healthcare. This sponsorship is part of a commitment to a new regional learning campaign and awards programme Learning Matters. Learning Matters has been developed by Health Education England (HEE), the workforce development arm of the NHS and it is led by Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) the voluntary sector infrastructure agency for the region. The Learning Matters campaign partnership straddles the public, private and third sector bringing people together. It is all about working better together by effectively sharing knowledge and increasing understanding.

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Mindfulness and Cancer Specialist Teacher Training

Dates: 19th - 23rd June 2017
Venue: Trigonos, North Wales

This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the distinctive approach of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer (MBCT-Ca) - and come together with others in the field to explore the rewards and challenges of working with this population.

For more information download event flyer and visit the event page.

PWP Vacancies with Self Help

Qualified IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Self Help Services are looking for motivated Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) to join their expanding psychological wellbeing service in Stockport.

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