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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Adult IAPT Training 2017

The Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy is very pleased to confirm commissioning of the following adult IAPT training in Leeds for 2017 (organised by NSCAP working in collaboration with the training providers). This training is free for candidates based in the Yorkshire and Humber and North West regions who meet the eligibility criteria. 

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Mental health provision in Wales: access, quality and next steps for policy

Tuesday, 4th April 2017
Central Cardiff

This seminar focuses on mental health provision in Wales, including providing appropriate regulation, funding and staffing for mental health care and the quality and ease of access of mental health provision.

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HCUK Events April 2017 - Mental Health

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Mental Health Services

Tuesday 25 April 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Chaired by Sean Duggan Chief Executive Mental Health Network and with an opening from Pete Morgan Chair PASAUK, this one day health and social care conference focuses on safeguarding vulnerable adults in mental health services.

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Schema Therapy for Personality Disorder - Accredited Training

Dates: 4th-7th April 2017 and 3rd-5th May 2017 from 9.15am - 4.30pm
Venue: St.Anthony's Centre, Trafford Park, Manchester 


This training will suit a range of professionals working in settings where personality disorders feature and may be of particular interest for those working in forensic settings. Options are available to equip attendees with the relevant skills for pursuing accreditation as a Schema Therapist, or for generic work using schema principles.

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New Posts added to the 'What's Happening in PPN North West' Blog


Author: Gita Bhutani, Chair of the PPN Workforce Transformation Board
Date: 06th January 2017

'Happy New Year from the PPN. The start of a new year can sometimes feel a bit arbitrary and there are different New Year dates in different cultures (as well as different Christmas dates). However, the change of the year number often does feel like a marker and a point to reset and refocus. It can also be a time of creating expectations for oneself that may not be easily achievable e.g. joining a gym and doing more exercise.' Read more

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Recently Published Report: Best practice for perinatal mental health care: the economic case

This report examines the economic case for investing in early interventions that reflect best practice in England. Funded by the Nursing Division under the Nursing Directorate at NHS England, the study included a comparison of the potential costs and consequences associated with such interventions compared with one or more alternative course of action (operationally defined as current practice, and sometimes referred to in studies as the ‘do nothing’ option).

Download the report from PSSRU website.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training Foundations Course

Commencing 20th January 2017, Fridays 09:30 to 16:30 in Preston

Lancashire Mindfulness CIC is a member of the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teach Training Organisations and supports trainees to develop a training portfolio and achieve competence to teach through a pathway developed by the MBCT Training Pathway Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

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Salford Professional Development 2017 CPD Training Events

Continued professional development (CPD) is fundamental to your career progression, helping you to learn new skills, keep up with the changing demands of the workplace and gain valuable qualifications in the process.

Below is a list of upcoming events that Salford Professional Development will be running:

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