Take a look at our new section on Mental Health and Deafness

PPN North West is committed to raising awareness of and improving access to psychological interventions for people who often find themselves marginalised or excluded from existing services.

This new section from Celia Hulme & Sarah Powell, Clinical Psychologists at SignHealth focuses on working with people who are Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users, oral deaf, Deafened, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing. You will find information that explores the needs of people who are deaf, guidelines for best practice and useful contacts.

Visit Mental Health & Deafness.

Improving Mental Health Care Crisis Conference

Tuesday 8th July 2014, Birmingham

Visit our events calendar for full details.

Do you work with children and young people? Interested in joining the NICE Clinical Guidelines Update pilot programme looking at ‘Depression in Children and Young People’?

NICE are currently seeking to recruit up to five topic specific members for the update of the depression in children guideline. The update will look at the most effective treatment for children and young people with depression.


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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships 2015 - Applications now open

One of this year's categories is Medicine, Health & Patient Care. Applications welcome from all across Medicine, Health & Patient Care field. As well as general medicine projects, WCMT are looking for applications from those involved with nursing and social care to improve care and respect for the dignity of the patient. These can include leadership and team working projects to improve patient care, and covers hospitals, care homes, across general practice and at home.

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Job opportunity for a Chair in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University

Health Research
Salary: Professorial pay band
Closing Date: Monday 16 June 2014
Interview Date: Thursday 03 July 2014
Reference: A987

Further details available

Festival of Public Health UK

Tuesday 1st July 2014
University of Manchester

Following an extremely successful Festival of Public Health UK in 2012 and 2013, the Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, in association with the Manchester Medical Society Public Health Forum, is pleased to announce that the Festival will be returning on July 1st 2014.

For full details and booking information, visit

Latest report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health published

Patient empowerment: for better quality, more sustainable health services globally
The result of a partnership by six All Party Parliamentary Groups, this report takes a global perspective on how to empower patients to play a more active role in their care. Drawing on case studies from low, middle and high income countries, it outlines how much the UK has to learn from overseas – and how these lessons should be applied. The report also highlights the UK's strengths, its important role historically in supporting the global patient empowerment agenda, and how it can continue to play a leading role internationally.

The report is available to download at