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Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) New Supervisor Training at NSCAP, Leeds

IPT training opportunities are coming up in the North of England. Funding has been secured for a new five day Supervisor Training Course for IPT therapists working in the North West. The event is also open to applicants with their own funding.

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Psychosis & Schizophrenia: Early interventions & successful pathways: A Practical Guide

Taking place in London on Friday 24 February 2017 this one day Psychosis & Schizophrenia: Early interventions & successful pathways conference will look at monitoring progress both locally and nationally against the National Quality Standard for Psychosis and Schizophrenia.

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Call for Evidence

To help realise the ambitions of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and Future in Mind, NHS England and NICE have commissioned The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health to develop guidance for commissioners and providers of children and young people’s mental health services to ensure better access to mental health care.

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Perinatal Mental Health Training Opportunities

Following a successful bid for national training monies, we are pleased to let you know that several PNMH training events are being planned for delivery over the next coming months.

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Perinatal Mental Health Network Conference on Maternity Services Getting it Right ¦ Optimising Maternal Mental Health

Monday 13th OR Monday 27th March 2017
Registration opens at 09:00 ¦ 09:30 – 16:00
The University of Manchester
Jean McFarlane Building, University Place
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

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CBT Training Opportunities for High Intensity IAPT Staff

Information for Service Managers/Clinical Leads

We are delighted to announce that Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust CBT Training Centre has secured funding from Health Education England as a training provider for the application of CBT for Long Term Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms (LTC/MUS), for the North West of England and the West Midlands.

They are currently seeking suitable applicants. You are invited to circulate this information and to nominate appropriate staff to apply for this programme.

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IAPT Older People Champions Event

The IAPT Older People Champions network was set up in 2014, following a two day training to enhance the skills of practitioners working with older people accessing IAPT services, in the North West. Following the training, they were invited to become an Older People’s Champion in their IAPT service. We have since had two to three events each year, to support champions develop clinical skills for working with older people and highlight the needs of older people in their IAPT service. Our recent event was on Wednesday 30th November 2016, at the University of Manchester. The day was facilitated by Dr Julia Boot, Clinical Psychologist working with older people in Cheshire and Dr Helen Pusey, Senior Lecturer, at the University of Manchester. There were 14 attendees, from IAPT services in Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire, consisting of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, CBT Therapists, Counsellors, an Operational Manager and a Clinical Psychologist.

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Perinatal Mental Health News

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFVMH, February 2016) reports that “NHS England should invest to ensure that by 2020/21, at least 30,000 more women each year access evidence-based specialist mental health care during the perinatal period, defined as the period during pregnancy and up to one year after delivery. Care should include access to psychological therapies.” The subsequent FYFV Implementation Plan states that “multi-disciplinary teams are vital for perinatal mental health (PNMH) and must be able to provide psychological and therapeutic support and interventions”. “To build perinatal mental health capacity, Health Education England (HEE) is leading work to develop a competency framework describing the skills needed in the workforce.” Variable outcomes and access to psychological therapies for women in the perinatal period have been identified as key issues for Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services.

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New Blog Post: The Language of Mental Health

Author: Gita Bhutani, Chair of the PPN Workforce Transformation Board
Date: 13th January 2017

'It’s been a big week for mental health in the media this week starting with Theresa May’s speech at the Charity Commission which focused on children’s mental health. Jeremy Hunt was also on the radio commenting on children’s mental health and the need to reduce avoidable deaths.

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Training by Tavistock Relationships: Couple therapy for depression practitioner training, supervisor training and CPD

The most recent Psychological Therapies IAPT report in the use of services nationally, (published October 2016), Couple Therapy for Depression was recorded as the most effective treatment on offer within IAPT, with recovery rates of 61.8 for anxiety and 58.8 for depression. These recovery rates outstrip all other modalities and there is a real pressure to increase uptake and training in this model.

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