New Blog Post: World Mental Health Day

Author: Gita Bhutani, Chair of the PPN Executive Steering Group and Workforce Board
Date: 17th October 2016

World mental health day this week was focused on psychological first aid and supporting people in distress. There have been stories in the media, website links and other resources and information on this area which I am sure many of you will have seen.

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Mental health promotion and prevention training programmes Emerging practice examples (Sept 2016)

In collaboration with HEE, PHE has published a resource that collates evidenced and evaluated mental health education and training packages that are currently available nationally.

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Understanding Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change.

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NIHR Research Design Service North West (RDS NW) – October 2016 e-bulletin

In this issue:

• NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research – Information Event
• membership opportunities at INVOLVE
• funding opportunities
• RDS NW events and external events
• approaching funding deadlines.

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Develop your skills for Autumn

NHS R&D North West are providing a series of workshops, over the coming months
to support and develop healthcare professionals and academics involved in research.

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Next steps for policy on children and young people's health

Thursday 2nd February 2017
Central London

Policymakers and stakeholders at this seminar will discuss next steps for improving children and young people’s health outcomes in England.

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Introduction to Supervision’ course to be run by the Psychological Training Academy

‘Introduction to Supervision’ is the latest course to be advertised by the Psychological Training Academy (LUPTA), which was established last year at Lancaster University and is run within the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme there. The course is aimed at staff from a range of backgrounds (including people with no psychology training) who wish to develop their understanding and skills in supervising others – either because they supervise currently, or plan to do so in future in their role. As an introductory course, it is intended for staff with no prior formal training in this area (and isn’t intended for clinical psychologists looking to supervise trainees). It balances consideration of theories around and functions of supervision with development of useful skills and techniques.

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NMHDNIN Update and developments

Messages from the network:

The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey - Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, England, 2014 (published 29th September)

The NMHDNIN would like to draw your attention to this important publication by NHS Digital which provides statistics on the prevalence of both treated and untreated psychiatric conditions among adults aged 16 and over, in England.

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HCUK Events - Mental Health

Our 20% discount is available by quoting ref: HCUK20PPN when booking.(*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request.)

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British Association for Supported Employment - Annual Conference 16-17 November 2016, Manchester

Our 2016 conference aims to demonstrate what works in supporting people with a range of disabilities in the workplace. The conference offers another strong programme of workshops and speakers, reflecting a range of topics and issues pertinent to supported employment agencies across the country. We aim to offer an unparalleled opportunity for delegates to share experiences, discuss innovative solutions and look to partnership opportunities.

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