RDS NW February 2021 e-bulletin

Dear Colleague,

The Research Design Service North West’s February 2021 e-bulletin is now available here.

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HEE funded MBCT in IAPT training programme: Opportunity to train and work as MBCT supervisors in IAPT.

We are looking for experienced MBCT supervisors to supervise MBCT in IAPT in house. We will provide free (HEE funded) training to allow you to do this in line with the national Good Practice Guidelines.  There may also be opportunities to supervise trainees on the HEE funded MBCT in IAPT training programme from Sept-Dec 21 and Jan to March 22 as well.

In order to do this, you need to:

-             Meet the IAPT manual requirements to deliver MBCT in IAPT

-             Have taught 9 MBCT courses over 3 years, or close to that

-             Be employed or contracted by IAPT services

-             Fulfil the Good Practice Guidelines for MBCT Teachers

-             Following the training, would be able to fulfil the Good Practice Guidelines for Supervisors (

If you haven’t  already done it, we’d ask you to do a 2 day IAPT-specific online supervision training  and a 3 day online mindfulness supervision training, dates to be determined.  These would be free to you.  If you have done one of these trainings but not the other, you’d just need to do the one you haven’t already done. 

If you are interested in doing this, would you please complete the survey (which can be accessed with the following link by 28 February 2021:

The following information will be requested:

  • your clinical qualification (and if this isn’t CBT therapist, then your experience of CBT)
  • the number of MBCT groups you have run over what period
  • whether you have done the 2-5 day IAPT supervision training – if so when and where
  • whether you have done the 2-3 day mindfulness-specific supervision training – if so, when and where
  • the number of supervisees you think you could take. To allow us to make a consistent estimation of demand-supply, please base this on the assumption you would offer about 4 hours of supervision per MBCT group and that each individual you supervise would run 2 MBCT groups per year.   

Very many thanks. We hope to hear from you !

Best wishes,

Robert Marx


Dr Robert Marx

Lead for MBCT in IAPT training centres collaboration

3 day event on: Adversity, Trauma and Resilience, 3-day knowledge exchange virtual event, 22nd to 24th March 2021

3 day

To register and book your place, please click here

Adversity, Trauma and Resilience Knowledge Exchange

We’re excited to be inviting you to the LAUNCH of West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s Adversity, Trauma and Resilience Knowledge Exchange in partnership with West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit

Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 March 2021 from 9.30am-4.30pm (Virtual)

The vision for our work is to come together with people with lived experience and colleagues across all sectors, to ensure West Yorkshire and Harrogate is a trauma informed and responsive system.

Our ambition includes working from preconception through adulthood to act early, build resilience and reduce adversity and trauma for people living in West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

This virtual event will bring partners together to share evidence, practice and raise awareness so we can start a system wide trauma informed and responsive journey.

The three days will cover:

Day 1: 22 March: Trauma landscape and the case for change

Day 2: 23 March: A new emerging landscape of possibilities: Intervention and practice

Day 3: 24 March: Coproduction: Building on the evidence constructively and creatively to ensure a joined up approach.

Guest speakers include:

Sir Norman Lamb, Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition

Chief Superintendent Jackie Marsh, Director of the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit

Catherine Knibbs, Online Harms Consultant, Author, Clinical and Academic PhD candidate; Cybertrauma and Child/Adult Epigenetic Psychotherapist.

Carrie Rae, Programme Manager for Children, Young People and Families Programme (WY&H HCP)

Darren McGarvey, 2018 Orwell Prize-winning, bestselling author, musician, social commentator and journalist

Dr Warren Larkin, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Visiting Professor at Sunderland University

Emmerline Irving, Programme Manager for Improving Population Health, and Maternity (Public Health, WY&H HCP)

Graham Allen, Founding Chair of the Early Intervention Foundation

Jim Leyland, Operations Director-Inclusion, Touchstone

Kersten England, CEO for Bradford City Council

Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire

Phil Worsfold, Head of Programme for Best Start in Life, Public Health England

Richard McCann, Motivational Speaker, iCan Academy

Rob Webster CBE, Chief Executive of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Lead Chief Executive West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS

Sarah Fox, Coproduction Coordinator, Touchstone

Sharon Prince, Strategic Lead for Psychology and Psychotherapy, Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Personality Disorder Services, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Sue Northcott, West Yorkshire Finding Independence Programme Manager

The event is open to all, including all colleagues working across the Partnership.

Information will follow shortly with details and timings of the event and workshops, in the meantime please put the dates in your diary. Thank you.

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP), also known as an integrated care system (ICS), works with partners and stakeholders in Bradford district and Craven; Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. The Partnership is made up of a number of organisations, including the NHS, councils, Healthwatch, voluntary and community organisations. You can find out more at  All work together to improve the lives of 2.7million people living across the area.

For further information about this event please contact Dannie Harding at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.