A Practical Guide to developing your skills in Social Media

Monday 29th September 2014, London

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Improving the Quality of Perinatal Mental Health Services

Thursday 10 July 2014 London

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Introducing Mindfulness and Compassion Skills Training (MCST)

What do you think it would it be like to find a new way to participate in a training that nurtured you, supported you, helped you build resiliency and skill, supported you learning at your own pace, listened to you, collaborated with your vision and inspired you with a new sense of what the practice of healthcare could be? How would it impact your working life to be fully supported in bringing your insights into the Field of Healthcare as a Doctor, Nurse, Therapist, Psychologist, Trainee or other professional in the Field of Integrative Healthcare?

Introducing Mindfulness and Compassion Skills Training (MCST)

Mindfulness and Compassion Skills Training (MCST) is a unique professional training with an emphasis on ongoing development of skill and flexibility that is delivered within an

environment that is nurturing and conducive to deep interaction, mutual respect and reflection.

Training is process - orientated and builds on listening to what Healthcare is for you & what it could be...

Working and listening to fellow Health Professionals over many years has been the ground on which this course is built. It arises from a deep aspiration to offer a programme that prioritises a whole person care that through helping us to reconnect with our own lives, aspirations and values. The information attached carries a warm invite for you to join me, or to get in touch with any questions. The programme is deeply interactive with opportunities to share & discuss the latest research findings that inform us why mindfulness and compassion matter!

MCST is aimed at offering a flexible supportive frame to work within that adapts well to a variety of contexts in the work environment.

The aim is to support individuals to build a continuous path to development that is supportive of experiential learning and builds on peer support, mentoring and supervision. It is compatible and supportive of all other mindfulness and compassion trainings. It can support the development of practice in preparation for ongoing development and application to train to facilitate group models such as MBSR and MBCT.

Places are limited for the full certificate training and we are encouraged by feedback & interest!

Wishing you all good health!

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Delirium: Implementing the New NICE Quality Standard Conference

Delirium: Implementing the New NICE Quality Standard Conference, 18 July 2014, London

The conference aims, through policy updates, case studies and extended sessions to share best evidence and good practice in the assessment and management delirium. Sessions include:

Delirium: The New NICE Quality Standard
What are the underlying causes of delirium: latest evidence
EXTENDED SESSION: Delirium assessment and assessment of people at risk
Developing and implementing a multicomponent intervention package to prevent delirium
Improving psychosocial interventions and reducing the use of antipsychotic medication
Improving patient and carer information on delirium
Learning from the National Audit of Dementia

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Dave Anderson, Associate Medical Director, Mersey Care NHS Trust & Member, Delirium Guideline Development Group, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Tracey McErlain-Burns
, Chief Nurse, The Rotherham Foundation NHS Trust

Dr Duncan Forsyth
, Consultant Geriatrician Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust& Member Delirium Guideline Development Group, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Dr Matt Jelley
, Consultant, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Professor Peter Crome
, Chair of the National Audit of Dementia Steering Group, The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Interested in Exhibiting at this Event?
This conference includes an exhibition for delegates to hear about, discover and takeaway details of new products and services.

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To discuss sponsoring, exhibiting or including your literature in the delegate packs,
email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Carolyn Goodbody on 01932 429933.

The four health systems of the UK: How do they compare?

New report published by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation, assesses the performance of the NHS on the quality of patient care in all four UK countries since devolution.

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT)

Accredited IAPT Practitioner Training
Training Provider: Dr Roslyn Law for UK Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPTUK)
Venue: Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy (NSCAP) in Leeds
Dates: A 5 day course on: October 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st 2014 plus one follow up day 3 months later

NSCAP has been commissioned by Health Education England to deliver for Yorkshire and Humber region the IAPT Practitioner training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) as one of the recognised NICE therapies for depression in adult and young people. Places have been also opened to professionals in the North West region (funding for trainees from North West is to be provided by the North West Health Education England). Therefore, IPT training is free for candidates based in Yorkshire and Humber and North West region who meet eligibility criteria.

IPT training is for High Intensity Therapists who are in existing employment in an organisation delivering IAPT services in Yorkshire and Humber and North West region. We are therefore contacting you in the hope that you will be able to identify people in your locality who meet the eligibility criteria and who might be interested in IPT training. The aim is that those attending the training will have the full support of their service to complete the supervised training cases and to deliver IPT as part of local IAPT provision.

Applications for the IPT Practitioner Training starting in October 2014 are welcome with the deadline for submitting application on 30th June 2014. More information about the training and application form can be found on the NSCAP website.


North West Neuropsychology SIG is seeking a presenter on the topic of Neuropsychology and IAPT

They would like to gain an understanding of how neuropsychology is currently applied in IAPT, what specialist services there are available and how to develop the application of neuropsychology within IAPT.

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Creating Connections: Service User Involvement to Improve Mental Health Services Conference

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Chaired by Sarah Yiannoullou, Managing Director, NSUN the conference will open with a keynote address from Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health on the NHS England commitment to meaningful involvement for positive change.

The conference aims to support delegates with practical tools and techniques to ensure meaningful involvement for improvement in the services they provide. The conference will highlight the national standards for involvement and implementation in practice. The National Involvement Project has been developing and refining national standards for involvement called 4PI and a report is due to be published early this year. 4PI identifies the key things enabling real and meaningful involvement of service users and carers in organisations and groups to take place under the headings: Principles, Purpose, Presence, Process and Impact. Alison Faulkner who has been working on these standards will discuss the practicalities of implementation in practice.

Through practical case studies, user led sessions and the user voice, this important conference aims to ensure meaningful involvement that leads to improvement in your service. Sessions include:

  • The NHS England Commitment to meaningful involvement for positive change
  • Values-based Commissioning for good practice
  • National Standards for Involvement
  • Planning good integrated care: creating a shared narrative
  • Revisiting values through creativity
  • Ensuring the direct voice is included in the strategy
  • Inclusive methodology
  • The clinicians role in supporting and developing involvement at an individual clinical practice level
  • Closing Keynote Panel Session: How do we approach this in practice? Where do we go from here?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sarah Yiannoullou, Managing Director, The National Survivor User Network for Mental Health
  • Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England
  • Emma Perry, Project Coordinator, The National Survivor User Network for Mental Health, In partnership with the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health
  • Alison Faulkner, Researcher-The National Survivor User Network for Mental Health, In partnership with The Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Dorothy Gould, Independent Survivor Researcher, The National Survivor user Network for Mental Health, In partnership with the Mental Health Foundation
  • Alisdair Cameron, LAUNCHPAD Team Leader, Vice-Chair MHNE, Board Member Net (North East together) NSUN NTWSU&C n/wk co-chair
  • Aidan Moseby, Artist LAUNCHPAD North East
  • Naomi James, Regional Development and Research Manager, The National Survivor User Network for Mental Health
  • Prof Bill Fulford, Director of Philosophy and Mental Health, Warwick Medical School

For more information visit the conference webpage and follow the conference on Twitter #NSUNInvolvement.

Secondment Opportunity: PWP Lecturer Practitioner, Division of Counselling and Psychological Therapies

The University of Central Lancashire have an exciting secondment opportunity for an innovative and motivated individual to contribute to the delivery of the BPS accredited Post Grad Certificate Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Course.

September 2014- June 2015, part-time position (0.2 WTE)

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PIT - PWP Training Course

2 – 4 July 2014 plus follow-up days on 3 October 2014 and 30 January 2015
Rawnsley Building, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9BX

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