Photography Workshop with Ginny Koppenhol

Tuesday 22nd November
Redbank House, Manchester

Photography can provide the ideal opportunity to convey your key health and research messages!

Following the success of the creative communication courses, NHS R&D North West is running a new photography workshop!

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Huntington's Disease Open Day

Saturday 22nd October 2016
Manchester Town Hall

A warm welcome is extended to anyone in the North West of England who would like information and support in relation to Huntington’s disease (HD). This exciting event will include an update on the latest research developments from Professor Hugh Rickards. ‘Drop in’ to speak to professionals from a range of different specialisms relevant to HD.

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Exploring compassion satisfaction in clinical forensic psychologists

Rosie Kirkham is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Lancaster University and as part of the course she is looking to individually interview clinical psychologists to explore their experiences of compassion satisfaction when working in forensic NHS settings.

The findings of this research will be useful in identifying what drives clinical psychologists to work in this field, and what may increase or diminish compassion satisfaction when working in forensic settings.

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Masterclass: Using Psycho-Social Interventions to Help People with SMI Quit Smoking

Monday 16 January 2017
De Vere West One, London

Would you like to learn more on how you can engage your patients with conversations that will lead to increased motivation to quit smoking and how to assist effectively patients with SMI to quit smoking and avoid lapsing back to smoking.

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The Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework will launch on Monday as part of a wider mental health announcement by Jeremy Hunt

To mark the launch a Thunderclap has been set up and need 100 supporters for it to happen. For those who don’t know what a Thunderclap is, by signing up a single predefined message will be sent from your Twitter, Facebook and/or Tumbler account on a specified day (note that the day will be changing, as it is currently set up for Thursday).

If you have a social media account that you’re happy to use for mental health messages, please support the Thunderclap by clicking the link and selecting the account(s) that you would like to support with.

North West Dyslexia Network Meeting - November 2016

The next North West Dyslexia Network meeting is being hosted by Pennine Care Foundation Trust on the 11th November in meeting room one – Horton House, between 9.30am till 12.00pm.

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The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2017 are now open for entries!

The search is on for the North West Coast’s most inspiring clinical research and innovation teams and individuals whose work has made a difference to people’s lives.

You are invited to enter the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2017, to celebrate success and reward achievements for the excellent work being undertaken across the region in relation to clinical research and innovation within healthcare.

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Reminder to Register for the 2016 North West Psychological Professions Network Annual Conference

“The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: Psychological Professions and the Transformation of Mental Health Care’”

Date: Thursday 10th November 2016
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Venue: Bolton Whites Hotel (West Stand, Level 2, Platinum Suite), Macron Stadium, De Havilland Way, Bolton, Manchester BL6 6SF

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health was published in February 2016 and sets out the start of a ten year journey for mental health services within the NHS. It places the experience of over 20,000 people with mental health problems at the heart of its narrative and proposes a set of recommendations that have now been incorporated into the mandates for National Health Service England (NHSE) & Health Education England (HEE) to achieve the ambition of parity of esteem between mental and physical health care.

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Psychosis Data Report – Describing variation in numbers of people with psychosis and their access to care in England

The NMHIN is pleased to announce the publication today of the Psychosis Data Report: Describing variation in numbers of people with psychosis and their access to care in England, which can be accessed from the network’s website. In addition to the report, they have also published its accompanying data in excel. To give you an overview of the report, its purpose and key messages they have provided some information below:

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House of Memories: Dementia awareness for family carers’ workshops

14th November 2016
Salford Museum and Art Gallery

25th November 2016
Museum of Liverpool

Has your life been touched by dementia?

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