North West PWP Professional Network Masterclass December 2016

For all Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners working in NHS funded services

Date: Monday 19th December 2016
Time: 9:15am – 4:30pm
Venue: University of Central Lancashire, Brook Building, Room BB409, Victoria Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE (directions)

"Compassion Fatigue and the Wellbeing of the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Workforce”

The morning session will focus on Compassion Fatigue and its relevance to the role PWPs delivering Psychological Interventions in busy clinical services, our guest speaker is Jackie Williams, Lecturer in Counselling and Psychological Interventions.

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PPN North West Mindfulness Special Interest Group – Launch Event

Date & Time: Wednesday 7th December 2016, from 10:00am - 4:00pm (registration starts at 9:30am)
Venue: Bolton Whites Hotel (West Stand, Level 1, Macron Suite), Macron Stadium, De Havilland Way, Bolton, Manchester BL6 6SF

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new SIG for mindfulness-based interventions. This free launch event will be held to share information, explore new implementation resources and network with others working with mindfulness across the North West of England.

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Children and Young People's Mental Health: Promoting Integration and Early Intervention

Thursday 8th December 2016, Manchester Conference Centre

Due to a great response places for the conference are limited, we now only have 9 places remaining. We advise you to register your place today to avoid disappointment and join charity and public and NHS professionals who strive for the same aims and objectives and face the same challenges.

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Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives

“Over 200 suicide deaths per year now occur in patients under mental health crisis teams, three times as many as in-patients, according to a report by The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH), commissioned by HQIP as part of the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes.

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Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Refer-to-Pharmacy newsletter

Firstly I need to wish a Happy First Birthday to Refer-to-Pharmacy – it passed this mark on the 29th October and in that first year we made 5176 referrals – and that was from a standing start as you can see from the bar chart below:

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Only 3 weeks until the NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative!

Date: Thursday 8th December 2016
Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London
Time: 09:00 - 16:30

'Realising the Potential of Digital Mental Healthcare'

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Consultant Perinatal Psychiatry Bursary Scheme- requesting HEE local support for applications by 16 December 2016

The Royal College of Psychiatry have now launched the consultant perinatal psychiatry bursary scheme, and applications for 10 places are invited from mental health trusts to meet the deadline of 16 December 2016. Regional mental health trusts and commissioners are asked to support this scheme and work together to identify suitable candidates.

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Psychological Therapies 2017, 15 & 16 March 10th Anniversary Conference

We are pleased to announce the programme for the New Savoy 10th Anniversary Conference Psychological Therapies to be held on 15th & 16th March 2017 at the Millennium Conference Centre in London which is now open for bookings.

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2017/18 CYP MH Education & Training Fund - Vulnerable Group (formely Innovation Fund)

Last year, DH provided HEE with an Innovation Fund for organisations to implement workforce transformation projects that will improve mental health in Children and Young People. Following a submission and review process, £3.2m was allocated in grants to 33 organisations.

The Department of Health and Health Education England are repeating the process for 2017/18 and £1-2m from DH will be made available to carry out this project.

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Application process to re-open for funded Master’s in Genomic Medicine places

The application process is to restart for all funded Master’s, CPPD, PG Diploma and PG Certificate places for courses starting in early 2017

The Master’s in Genomic Medicine has proved particularly popular so far this year with exceptional numbers of funding applications received this summer.

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