Long Term Conditions / Medically Unexplained Symptoms Course at UCLan

This is a 5 day single module commissioned by HEE aimed at qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) working in IAPT services, ideally with a minimum of 12 months post qualification experience.

The module is due to commence on the 28th March 2017 and we have up to 10 places available for PWPs across the North West in addition to those for the LTC Early Implementer Sites.

Read more ...

Maternal Mental Health Conferences

One day conferences to develop knowledge and skills in maternal mental health.

Dates: 13th March 2017 & 27th March 2017 from 8:30am - 4.00pm 

The aim of this conferences is to enhance knowledge and understanding of maternal mental health for midwives, health visitors and obstetricians who work with childbearing women.

Read more ...

New Blog Post: Time to Talk on Thursday 2nd February

Author: Gita Bhutani, Chair of the PPN Workforce Transformation Board
Date: 2nd February 2017

'As many of you will know it’s Time to Talk day on Thursday this week. It’s part of the Time to Change campaign to end mental health discrimination. The point of the Time to Talk day is to increase conversations about mental health to reduce the isolation and negative feelings that people may experience when dealing with a mental health problem. For those of us working in clinical settings, this may be what you do every day – talk to people with mental health problems. That’s important and the role we have in doing this is a privilege as well as hard work – we should definitely keep doing this. How often are we able to do this in other settings? We often have those conversations that involve one person saying ‘How are you?’ and the other saying ‘Fine’ or ‘Hanging in there’. We may nod sympathetically but perhaps we don’t ask more and the conversation moves on... read more.

Greater Manchester stakeholders only: Sexual Abuse Workshops

The OPCC are currently delivering a programme, funded by the Home Office Police Innovation Fund, known as ACCORD. This is a whole-system approach to sex offender management through an accurate assessment of risk and delivery of: partnership working; innovation in technology and practices; increased efficiency; public engagement and; re-designing interventions.

As part of the programme, workshops are being delivered across Greater Manchester. These will be facilitated and delivered by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. It is recommended that stakeholders attend the workshop that is specific for their area i.e. where they operate and have involvement.

Read more ...

Learning Matters! You tell us why.

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

Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) and Health Education England (HEE) are proud to announce a new joint regional award programme and learning campaign, Learning Matters, to celebrate all kinds of learning across the health and care sector. You can nominate people: colleagues, volunteers or patients where their learning is really making a difference; or projects which are applying learning in any given context. Nominations will showcase the impact of learning on people and organisations in order to inspire others. They will importantly, acknowledge and say thank you to those who go that extra mile. Show your support by taking the time to nominate. Help us tell people why Learning Matters so much to everyone.

Read more ...

Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT): Supervising the Supervisor

Dates: 15th February 2017
Venue: Northern School of Child Psychotherapy (NSCAP), 34-36 Springwell Rd., Leeds, LS12 1AW

This workshop will provide training for accredited IPT supervisors who wish to work with trainees working to an advanced level of practice and/or who are completing training as IPT supervisors. The course will guide participants through the supervisor’s role in selecting candidates for advanced practice and supervisor training, conducting advanced practice supervision with training pairs and rating competence against the supervisor competency framework. The course will involve a combination of didactic teaching, case examples for small group discussion and role play.

Read more ...

New Guest Blog Post: Speaking Out Loud: The Present Issue of Abuse

Author: Duncan Craig, Chief Executive Officer, Survivors Manchester
Date: 27th January 2017

'Unless you have been completely shut off from civilisation, you will be aware that a crisis in football has erupted. Well that’s what the press are calling it, but I disagree, the crisis isn’t in football, but in how we deal with the mental health and wellbeing of male victims and survivors of sexual abuse.

Read more ...

Military Veterans Champion Training

CPD Certified training aimed at Military Veteran Champions (or people who are interested in becoming a champion) working in the NHS, Local Authority or Criminal Justice Services.

For more information please download the flyer and register for LancashireGreater Manchester or Cheshire and Wirral.

Read more ...

Palliative Care Conference 2017: Compassionate care for all

Date: 2nd March 2017
Venue: University of Salford, Adelphi House, Salford

The Palliative Care Conference 2017 will discuss the latest approaches to caring for the terminally ill. Learn how to tackle challenges such the rise in the number of dementia patients and understand how better communication between health providers can improve palliative care for all.

Read more ...

Neuropsychology Training - 2017

Lancaster University Clinical Psychology Programme is continuing to invest in its neuropsychology curriculum. With three new modules open to qualified clinicians and final year trainee clinical psychologists:

  • Neuropsychology in Adult Mental Health (March 2017)
  • Critical Perspectives on Neuropsychology (June 2017)
  • Advanced Psychometrics (September 2017)

Read more ...