Perinatal Mental Health Training Day

Date: Tuesday 13 June 2017 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
Venue: Learning Centre and Network South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Trust St George’s Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3AG

This free training day is designed to improve confidence, knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of perinatal mental illness, enhance understanding of roles and perspectives of other agencies involved in perinatal mental healthcare and increase understanding of pathways for the management of women with perinatal mental health (PMH) problems.

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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Events 2017

Day of Mindfulness Practice
Sunday 25th June, 2017, 10:00 to 16:00, Cost £25
Free to those people currently on the April - June 2017 MBCT Mandala course – book a place

These Days of Mindfulness are for people who have completed an 8-week mindfulness-based course OR are currently on an 8-week course.

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Expressions of Interest Invited: Core 24 Liaison Mental Health Training Package

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health states that by 2020/21 no acute hospital is to be without all-age mental health liaison services in emergency departments and inpatient wards, and at least 50 per cent of acute hospitals should meet the 'Core 24' service standard as a minimum.

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Event 20/05/17: The African Concept of Self - Nubian Power to Heal & Transform

This experiential workshop is facilitated by Dr Erica McInnis (African Centred Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Association of Black Psychologists, Abpsi member).

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Channel 4 Hoarding programme

On Monday May 1st at 8pm there will be a high quality programme on channel 4 about how clinical psychologists can help people who hoard.

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Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

The  Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to announce their forthcoming Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees CPD conference to be held in London on 22nd May 2017.

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New Blog Post: The Savoy Partnership Psychological Therapies Conference

In March it was the 10th Anniversary of the New Savoy Partnership Psychological Therapies Conference and an opportunity to reflect on the last 10 years. As someone who’s worked in and with the Step 2 workforce throughout that time it’s certainly interesting to look back at just how much the PWP role has developed, although I was a little sad to note that, according to the delegate list anyway, not one working PWP was in attendance – they were probably all back at the day job working hard to get their contacts in for the last quarter of 2016/2017!

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Author: Liz Kell, Senior Lecturer in Psychological Interventions, University of Central Lancashire
Date: 21st April 2017

The First Annual Mindfulness Conference

Dates: Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th May 2017
Venue: Blackburn Cathedral

Mindfulness is an approach to daily living which has been shown to improve and enhance personal health and well-being. It is of great help to people trying to cope with stress and anxiety. Mindfulness is being used within the NHS, not just with patients but with staff who need help in coping with the pressures of the job. 

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PWP and HIT Application Process 2017/18

Health Education England in the North West continues to fund trainee places for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) and High Intensity workers (HIT) as part of the support for IAPT and are now accepting applications for funding for 2017/18.

Organisations need to:

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'Why Babies Can't Wait' - Parent Infant Mental Health & Attachment Free Conference

Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Venue: Adelphi House, Salford

The aim of this conference is to showcase some of the Parent Infant Mental Health Interventions on offer for families across Greater Manchester and to highlight the crucial importance of the early relationship in the perinatal period to the well-being of the infant, parent and wider family.

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