Implementation of MBCT in the NHS; Northern Ireland Region Workshop 5th October 2016

Accessibility and implementation of Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
(the ASPIRE project):

One day Workshops to Support the Implementation of MBCT within the NHS

The ASPIRE project has interviewed around 200 NHS colleagues and completed 10 case studies of NHS sites offering mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) across the UK. Through this work they have developed an understanding of how to successfully implement MBCT.

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Social Interventions to Help People With Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Quit Smoking

Taking place on Monday 16 January 2017, our forthcoming Social Interventions to Help People With Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Quit Smoking Masterclass will provide you with an in-depth guide to working with your patients to develop an effective programme to help quit smoking and avoid lapsing back.

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Greater Manchester: Devolution, Health and Social Care

The aim of this event is to:

  • Look at the impact of devolution plans on the NHS and social care workforce in Greater Manchester and the services you provide
  • Develop ways to build the voice of the NHS and social care workforce into Greater Manchester’s plans
  • Establish a network of members from a range of unions and professional bodies to help co-ordinate our response to health and social care changes in Greater Manchester

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Mental Health and Deafness Event

Monday 3rd October

The John Denmark Unit (JDU), Mental Health and Deafness Service in Manchester are organising a showcase event highlighting the difficulties deaf people experience in accessing mental health services and how we can work alongside local teams to ensure more accessible and timely interventions. They will also share their commitment to ensuring that the NHSE Accessible information standard is implemented for this client group.

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Introduction to Leadership

A multidisciplinary event for people who are early in their career in:
Healthcare Science Network, Allied Health Professions Network, Pharmacy Workforce Network, Psychological Professions Network and Population Health and Prevention Network in the North West

Are you at the early stages of your career and want to understand how to develop your leadership skills?

This one day event aims to help you explore developing your own leadership in the context of your NHS career and to recognise and encourage leadership with and through multi-professional collaboration. It is taking place on Monday the 26th of September from 9:15am-4:30pm and will be held at the The Place Aparthotel, Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2TP.

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New Blog Post: Our Member Survey

Author: Gita Bhutani, Chair of the PPN Executive Steering Group and Workforce Board
Date: 9th September 2016

Time seems to pass quickly and it seems surprisingly quick that the PPN is approaching the 3rd anniversary of the website launch. There has been research looking at the experience of time passing and relating it to age and experience (adults have more to remember than children) and to heart rate (slower heart rates may mean time is experienced more quickly). However, that’s for another day.

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1 week left to register for Couples Therapy for Depression Practitioner Training, NSCAP Leeds

26, 27 and 28 September, 3 and 4 October 2016

FUNDED training available for HITs working in IAPT services in the Regions of the North West of England & Yorkshire & Humber.

This is an approximately 9 month course made up of 5 days of formal teaching and nine months of fortnightly supervision which enables experienced couple practitioners or therapists who have demonstrable experience of working with more than one person in the room (e.g. group or family work or partner-assisted CBT) to practice this evidence based NICE recommended approach for couples as a treatment for mild to moderate depression in IAPT Services. Successful completion of the course and supervised clinical work allows accreditation as a ‘Couple Therapy for Depression IAPT Practitioner’.

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3 FREE PLACES for Psychosis & Schizophrenia in Adults conference

HC-UK Conferences are offering 3 FREE places for NSUN on their Psychosis & Schizophrenia in Adults conference on Friday 30 September 2016.

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Risk: A Relational Perspective (P20)

Dates: September – November 2016
Dual location: Tavistock Centre, London and NSCAP, Leeds (via video link)

Fee: £675

This eight week course will offer you an innovative framework for understanding the complex and subtle issues involved in assessing and managing the risk of violence and sexual offending. Delivered by the renowned Portman Clinic and will introduce you to models of risk assessment and examine the accuracy and limitations of them.

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Next steps for devolution of health and social care services in England

Thursday 20th October 2016

Guest of Honour: Caroline Allnutt, Head of Legislation, City and Local Devolution, Department of Health

Bringing together national and regional stakeholders with policymakers, this conference will be an opportunity to consider the implementation and implication of health and social care devolution deals on communities across England.

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